Haydock 3.00 (Betfair Chase) tips – Cue Card won’t fluff his lines

Haydock 3.00 (Betfair Chase) tips - Cue Card won't fluff his lines

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Betting Tip: @ Cue Card @ 2/1 with williamhill

It’s easy to see why Bristol De Mai is as short as 5/4 as he’s coming off a career-best victory in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby, where he was giving stablemate Blaklion 6lb and a half length beating, and is returning to the scene of his imperious Grade 2 success in January, when he thrashed some decent rivals by 22 lengths or more on ground similar to today’s. That was taking his record at this track to 2-2 and given he’s only six, there is every possibility we haven’t yet seen the best of him.

So should we all be lumping on at Betfred’s 7/4? I’m not sure as I’ve a nagging feeling the Wetherby race may have left its mark and then there is a certain CUE CARD to consider. He was an easy to back 5/2 shot for the Charlie Hall in the belief he was using it as a prep for this race, which he was won three times, including when easily beating Coneygree 12 months ago, and he was just warming up on the inside when departing at the fifth last. That fall, his second in his last three starts, has cost Paddy Brennan the ride and 19-year-old Harry Cobden will take the reigns this afternoon having schooled him at home. His relative inexperience will put some punters off, but I’m not one of them and given Cue Card has a fantastic record when encountering very soft ground in the last two years, I’m inclined to think the hugely popular chaser is capable of one last hurrah.

This is no two-horse race of course and Outlander, who has two Grade 1s to his name, could get competitive if on a going day, while the height of Tea For Two’s form gives him a shout should one or both of the front pair fail to perform to expectations.

Betting Tip: @ Cue Card @ 2/1 with williamhill

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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