Tips: Buywise in Gold Cup at Cheltenham

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Buywise is taken to finally land the big prize he has long promised in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

The Evan Williams-trained eight-year-old looked a really smart recruit to the chasing game when winning four times from five starts early in 2014, rounding off the excellent run with victory in Cheltenham’s Silver Trophy in April.

However, it was apparent his jumping technique left plenty to be desired and that has continued to prove his Achilles heel as he has stepped up in grade. He would probably have at least a couple more Cheltenham successes to his name had his jumping been less erratic, while his half-length defeat to Annacotty on his latest visit to Prestbury Park will have been particularly heartbreaking for his connections. As well as making a crucial mistake three fences from the finish, he also slipped early in the race and may well have won anyway had he not had to switch round horses on the run-in.

No doubt he will fluff his lines at some stage today, but he looks almost certain to give us a run for our money at decent odds.

Peace And Co can cement his claims as Britain’s leading Champion Hurdle candidate in the stanjames.com International Hurdle.

The French recruit won each of his three starts after joining Nicky Henderson last season, completing the hat-trick in the Triumph Hurdle at the Festival in March, and there is a confidence within the camp that Peace And Co is the highest class.

CHELTENHAM

12.05 Sceau Royal

12.40 More Of That

1.15 Cold March

1.50 Buywise

2.25 Unowhat imeanharry

3.00 Peace and Co (nap)

3.35 Broxbourne

DONCASTER

11.50 Qasser

12.20 Rival D’Estruval

12.55 Bugsie Malone

1.30 Sego Success

2.05 Who Dares Wins

2.40 It’s A Close Call

3.15 Sgt Reckless

LINGFIELD

12.00 Rouquine Sauvage

12.35 Krugermac

1.10 Alder Mairi

1.45 Baron Alco

2.20 Tarraco

2.55 Chambord Du Loir

3.30 Art Of Swing

SOUTHWELL

11.25 Kinloch Pride

11.55 Amazing Blue Sky

12.30 Lucie Rie

1.05 Justice Well

1.40 Rita’s Boy

2.15 Incurs Four Faults

2.50 Horseguards parade

3.25 Grey Destiny

W’HAMPTON

5.45 Entertaining Ben

6.15 My Call

6.45 Jaiyana

7.15 Zebs Lad

7.45 Winslow

8.15 Geeaitch

8.45 Famous Kid

9.15 Oasis Rose

DOUBLE

Buywise

1.50 Cheltenham

Peace And Co

3.00 Cheltenham

Tomorrow

CARLISLE

12.05 Lacerta

12.35 Morning Royalty (nap)

1.05 Bronco Billy

1.40 Golden Chieftain

2.10 Island Heights

2.40 Verko

3.10 Billy Billy

SOUTHWELL

12.20 Un Noble

12.50 Dixie Bull

1.20 Robin Of Locksley

1.55 Hawkhurst

2.25 Western Breeze

2.55 Pink Play

3.25 Silver Dragon

DOUBLE

Morning Royalty

12.35 Carlisle

Bronco Billy

1.05 Carlisle