Ascot 1.50 tips – Flintham a crazy price

Ascot 1.50 tips - Flintham a crazy price

Flintham

Flintham

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Betting Tip: @ 14/1 with paddypower

Three of these ran behind Singlefarmpayment at Cheltenham in December; namely Arpege D’Alene, Label Des Obeaux and Laurium who finished second, third and fifth respectively. Of that trio, Label Des Obeaux is better served by today’s soft ground and showed he was in good heart when winning at Ludlow just 10 days ago, albeit this is considerably tougher.

Bigbadjohn slipped up on the flat when gambled on for the Sky Bet Chase but he was under the cosh at the time and seems to reserve his best for Newbury. Fletchers Flyer needed the run when finishing down the field here in December and could do better here, though he’s giving weight away all around.

That just leaves the outsider of the lot, FLINTHAM, and I can’t quite fathom why he’s as big as 14/1 with Paddy Power. Granted he lacks chase experience with just a couple of starts over the bigger obstacles under his belt, but he’s certainly bred to jump a fence being a brother to Hennessy winner Carruthers and a half-brother to Gold Cup winner Coneygree. He would have needed the run when fourth on his reappearance at Chepstow last month and connections clearly think this 147-rated hurdler can make the grade over fences, judging by a couple of entries at the Cheltenham Festival (RSA and National Hunt Chase). He’s a course winner over hurdles and is proven on ground as soft as this, so that’s more than enough to warrant a punt at a silly price.

Betting Tip: @ 14/1 with paddypower

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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