Top-up your Cheltenham war chest ahead of the Festival

Punters looking to bolster their Cheltenham Festival betting bank will have one eye on this Saturdays £300,000 Scoop6, with Fred also offering a £100k bonus to an individual Betfred winning punter.

The racing caters for fans of both codes with jumping at Sandown and all-weather action from Wolverhampton, with all six legs live on ITV4.

Russian Hawk can land the big EBF final and give Colin Tizzard’s yard a boost going into next week where they saddle three in the Gold Cup. Russian Hawk is a chaser of the future who was agonisingly denied at Ascot last time, and compensation awaits here.

The Flat season is just around the corner and that is highlighted by the Lincoln Trial at Wolves which can go to William Haggas’ Victory Bond. He bolted up on his only appearance at the midlands track last year and has young C Fallon (7), son of former champion Kieran, taking 7lb off the top weight.

I fancy a surprise in the Imperial Cup with top chaser Speredek reverting to the smaller obstacles. He is two from three at Sandown and has been mixing it with the top two-mile chasers. He could be hard to reel in and looks worth siding with.

It wouldn’t be Saturday without a Paul Nicholls winner and he can get on the scoresheet courtesy of Silver Forever in the mares’ bumper. She will relish this stamina test being a point-to-point winner and has already won two from three under rules.

Documenting won like a horse to follow at Wolves a few weeks ago, coming from the rear to surge clear by seven lengths, and can land the hat-trick in the listed contest for leg five.

Finally, back at Sandown and another impressive last time out winner, Commodore, is chosen to score. He jumped well from the front at Warwick and those tactics will stand him in good stead this afternoon for Venetia Williams and young pilot Hugh Nugent.

Scoop6

Leg 1 – Russian Hawk

Leg 2 – Victory Bond

Leg 3 – Speredek

Leg 4 – Silver Forever

Leg 5 – Documenting

Leg 6 – Commodore

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