Gamble Barrakilla looks certain to strike gold for punters in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup
In from 20/1 to 7/2 the gamble Barrakilla looks certain to strike gold for punters in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham. The Evan Williams trained chaser has a feather weight to carry and will come on from his run last time out at Sandown.
Throughout this week the money has poured on this horse who will compete for favouritism with the Paddy Power winner Caid Du Berlais. With all the talk being that Barrakilla is a Festival horse expect the gamble to be landed.
Both The New One in the International and Rock On Ruby in the Relkeel Hurdle will add to their Cheltenham records, with the up and coming horse Binge Drinker being one to watch in the Novice Hurdle.
CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – BARRAKILLA (CHELTENHAM 2.00)
The money has poured on this Evan Williams chaser, starting at 20/1 he is now a short as 7/2 in places. He travelled well at Sandown and is certain to come on from that run. The connections hold this horse in very high regard.
CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – GREY MIRAGE E/W (SOUTHWELL 1.15)
This top class all-weather performer is certain to make a bold show for his trainer Botti. Grey Mirage has had the beating of better sorts than this in the past and is certain to come on from his Kempton run in November.
ARCHER’S SELECTION – BINGE DRINKER (CHELTENHAM 2.35)
Archer would have noticed the similarities in the rise of Binge Drinker to that of At Fishers Cross a couple of seasons ago. A winner at Chepstow and Ffos Las, Archer would have been on this main chance.
Crockford’s Gambles on Saturday 13 December:
Cheltenham – Dolce N Karama e/w (12.15), Champagne West (12.50), Solar Impulse (1.25), The New One (3.10) and Rock On Ruby (3.45)
Doncaster – Kashmir Peak (1.05), Ikorodu Road e/w (1.40) and Killala Quay (2.50)
Lingfield – Tullamore Dew (1.30) and It Is I (3.15)
(Featured Photograph – The Cheltenham Festival 2014 by Stuart Rice)