Raceline: Tip of the Day 17th November

It’s Paddy Power Gold Cup day at Cheltenham. Here’s a strong fancy for one of the support races:

Friday, 16th November 2012, 11:22 pm

Saturday November 17

SIRE COLLONGES

Cheltenham 120 WIN

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Champion trainer Paul Nicholls’s giant grey is lumbered with an 8lb penalty for this staying novices’ chase. But he was so impressive when winning over these fences last month that he is taken to defy it. The six-year-old travelled powerfully and jumped like a buck, surprising Nicholls, who promised masses of improvement to come

TIP OF THE DAY IS SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD)