25,935-1 ‘Magnificent 7’ accumulator lead by 25-1 winner First Drift!


The Leader racing tips returned a remarkable ‘Magnificent 7’ 25,935-1 accumulator following successful selections on Saturday – lead by 25-1 winner First Drift at Newbury.

King’s Advice (11-8), Fanaar (10-11), Laughing Luis (10-1), Swiss Pride (7-4), Fly Rory Fly (3-1) and Don’t Do It (6-4) completed the rout.

With the Cheltenham festival looming upon us March (12-15)  The Leader runs the rule over top trainer Paul Nicholls stable stars Clan Des Obeaux and Frodon.

Clan Des Obeaux, one of the favourites for the Gold Cup, has been in tip top form this season,  winning  the King George and the Betfair Denman Chase.

“Clan Des Obeaux looks great. He’s a progressive type and won the King George, absolutely murdering Terrefort,” said Nicholls.

“Clan Des Obeaux has done all the talking in his last two runs and we’re very excited about running him in the Gold Cup,” said Nicholls.

Nicholls, whose star Frodon is entered in both the Gold Cup and Ryanair,  said: “We’ve keep him fresh and well for Cheltenham.

“There’s been a lot of debate as to what he’ll run in, either the Ryanair or Gold Cup. I’ll make a plan and decide on which race he’s got the best chance in,” said Nicholls.

“We’ll leave it late until making the decision. I wouldn’t run him in the Gold Cup for the sake of it if we thought we could win the Ryanair,” said Nicholls.

Presenting Percy, trained by Willie Mullins, favourite for the Gold Cup, despite not having a competitive run, schooled at Galway on Saturday and reports are that it went well.

A record number of 825 Irish-trained entries have been declared to run at the Cheltenham Festival.

English trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies said: “It’s good competition, good for the sport, good for everybody.”

Penhill, trained by Willie Mullins, will miss the Stayers race, with Paisley Park tightened to 2-1 favourite.


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