Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips: Rene’s Girl value at Carlisle

Horsebetting.com provide punters with Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips, the Listed 2m 4f feature from Carlisle on Sunday, 4 November. Rene’s Girl gets a handy 7lb sex allowance as a mare and that could make the difference for Dan Skelton. Cyrname tops the official ratings and on his novice form over fences sets a clear standard, so is feared most. Mister Whitaker, meanwhile, looks a great each-way bet in a small but select field of six. For more information, read our full 2018 Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips below.

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Rene's Girl
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Rene’s Girl the Colin Parker punt

Dan Skelton saddles Rene’s Girl in the feature race at Carlisle on Sunday (15:25), the Listed 2m 4f Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase, and she can use a sex allowance to her advantage to land the spoils. The eight-year-old mare has never failed to make the frame in five starts over fences, winning three of those and running a huge race at the highest level when last in action.

Rene’s Girl made all and bolted up by 11 lengths on her debut over fences and this trip at Worcester last October, but wasn’t suit by a drop back in distance next time up at Bangor. She did get a Listed win in the Yorkshire Silver Vase in Doncaster when back at 2m 4f with regular pilot Harry Skelton easing her down up the run-in after making most.

A second Listed success against her won sex followed at Huntingdon where Rene’s Girl held off the re-opposing Happy Diva gamely by a couple of lengths. As those two meet off the same terms, there is no reason why the Skelton trained mare should not confirm the form here.

Connections then pitched Rene’s Girl into the deep end for the Grade 1 Manifesto Novices’ Chase at the Aintree Grand National meeting, and she was an unlucky two-length runner-up to the ill-fated Finian’s Oscar. She was headed close home, but still five lengths ahead of Cyrname, who Rene’s Girl now meets on 2lb better terms.

Again, there is no reason to suggest she won’t confirm the form. So, with her stable in form, and only 6lb between the two on official figures, Rene’s Girl is 3lb well-in on the overnight favourite and therefore the value punt among our 2018 Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips.

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Cyrname feared most for Nicholls

The winners of the last two renewals were rated 150 going into the contest, so Cyrname could continue that trend for trainer Paul Nicholls. This six-year-old was a dual Grade 2 winner as a novice over fences and only failed to make the frame once in six chase starts last season.

After starting off in handicap company, connections sent the front-running Cyrname in search of the valuable Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase during the King George meeting at Kempton where he made all. He drew steadily clear from two out and scored by seven lengths from Shantou Rock.

Cyrname was far from disgraced next time up in Grade 1 company when engaging in a sustained duel to go down fighting by a neck to Terrefort. That Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase form looks rock solid as the front two pulled 30 lengths clear of the third home, and the winner later landed another race in elite company at Aintree.

A return to Kempton saw Cyrname resume winning ways in the Grade 2 Pendil Novices’ Chase when again making all and bolting up by 11 lengths. Although then a seven-length fourth to Finian’s Oscar in the aforementioned Aintree Grade 1 company, it was his seventh and final start of a busy campaign.

While he comes here fresh, the fact remains Cyrname is 2lb worse off with Rene’s Girl from that last run. He will have to dig deep in order to reverse that Aintree form here; so, although respected, our 2018 Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips advise you take him on.

Mister Whitaker a solid each-way bet

Mick Channon has an improving young chaser entered in Mister Whitaker, who clearly has the potential to be better than a handicapper and is a course and distance winner. He therefore appeals each-way off the back of two fantastic wins in some tough races at Cheltenham.

The six-year-old son of Court Cave was third on his debut over fences at Fontwell and showed progress to score on this card 12 months ago. After being held-up by Adrian Heskin, Mister Whitaker made steady headway from before four out and hit the front following the second last. He then stayed on well to beat Solstice Star by a couple of lengths.

Although then runner-up to Hell’s Kitchen in another novices’ limited handicap at Kempton, that does not tell the full story. Mister Whitaker went down by just 1 1/2 lengths to a front-runner who made all, and pulled 19 lengths clear of the third home.

He resumed winning ways in the ultra-competitive Timeform Novices’ Handicap Chase on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham when always doing enough to run out a 1 3/4 lengths victory over Theatre Territory, despite giving the runner-up 4lb. It was another encouraging performance from Mister Whitaker and connections were right to take their chance in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase off the back of it.

Brian Hughes timed his ride to perfection in that red-hot Listed event at the Cheltenham Festival, getting Mister Whitaker up close home. He just touched off Rather Be by a head when coming with a strong run inside the final half-furlong.

Those exploits have earned Mister Whitaker an official rating of 145 and, while that means he has a bit to find on the market principals, he appeals as the type to keep on improving. He’s only had five chase starts, boasts a 60 per cent strike rate and has always made the frame, so therefore gets the each-way vote in our 2018 Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase betting tips.

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