Monday, 31st Dec 2018
The Savills Chase betting tips from Tramore on Horsebetting.com say Al Boum Photo is fancied for a winning reappearance in the Listed 2m 5f contest on New Year’s Day. Willie Mullins stablemate Total Recall and Alpha Des Obeaux from Gordon Elliott’s yard rate the main dangers. Read all about this useful contest in County Waterford in our latest Savills Chase betting tips preview below.Al Boum Photo appeals on return in Savills ChaseJust days after the Savills Chase at Leopardstown, the New Year kicks off at Tramore with a race of the same name. While it three furlongs shorter over an extended 2m 5f and only a Listed contest, the quality is hot for the grade and Al Boum Photo is fancied for a winning reappearance in it on Tuesday (14:40).
The Willie Mullins trained seven-year-old is top on official figures and arguably brings the best form into the race, but has to give weight all-round and failed to complete three of his six previous starts. That doesn’t tell the whole story, however, as there was a misunderstanding at the Punchestown Festival about whether the final fence was to be omitted in the Growise Champion Novice Chase.
Al Boum Photo was a comfortable seven lengths winner on his chasing debut at Navan in November 2017, but then made a race ending mistake at Limerick where held together in front and coming to grief at the last. He then chased home Monalee in the Flogas Novice Chase at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival in February when beaten just three-quarters of a length.
The winner went on to finish a fine second to Ireland’s leading Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Presenting Percy in the RSA Chase and filled the same spot behind Kemboy in the 3m Savills Chase at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival. Al Boum Photo also fell in the RSA, but resumed winning ways when giving 7lb and a length beating to JLT heroine Shattered Love in the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse over Easter.
He had re-opposing stablemate Invitation Only a further seven lengths behind in third, so despite being 3lb worse off at the weights he should confirm the form. The Storyteller, who was beaten 18 lengths in fifth, went on to score at the Punchestown Festival.
That bizarre run out then happened for Al Boum Photo while he was leading in the same race won by The Storyteller. While his novice campaign didn’t lack drama, he is clearly a very talented sort who on the pick of his form is capable of winning this despite top-weight.
With Ruby Walsh back on board, and Mullins in among the winners again, Al Boum Photo holds leading claims of gaining some compensation here. He is thus our main selection in our Savills Chase betting tips from Tramore.Alpha Des Obeaux an obvious dangerGigginstown House Stud have three in this year’s renewal and the clear pick of their trio is Alpha Des Obeaux. This Gordon Elliott trained nine-year-old comes into the race off the back of a win and three-length second to the aforementioned Kemboy when bidding to defend his Clonmel Oil Chase crown.
Alpha Des Obeaux is also 9lb better off with Munster National conqueror Total Recall at the weights from last October when in the care of Mouse Morris, and that gives him major claims of reversing that form. Staying chases seem to stretch the stamina of this son of Saddler Maker, but intermediate trips like this are right up his street.
As his last two wins have been over 2m 6f and 2m 4f, the drop back in distance here looks sure to suit. Alpha Des Obeaux has improved with each outing this season, finishing fifth off top-weight and giving tons away to the first four home in the Munster National on debut for Elliott.
Kemboy has obviously franked this season’s Clonmel Oil Chase form and, had Alpha Des Obeaux been more fluent than the last, he may have got closer than the three lengths he lost by. Davy Russell, who partnered him to a Listed success at Thurles last time out again giving weight away, is again in the saddle, so a bold bid looks assured.Total Recall another to considerAnother of Mullins’ mounts is Total Recall, who has failed to complete on his last three starts but has race terms in his favour. The 10-year-old 2017 Ladbrokes Trophy hero is 7lb well-in on stable companion Al Boum Photo and and 8lb on Alpha Des Obeaux, despite the swing in weight from that Munster National run.
That gives this son of Westerner every chance of resuming winning ways, but there are questions to answer. Like Alpha Des Obeaux, Total Recall didn’t complete the Grand National at Aintree after falling in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He was also pulled up in the Punchestown Gold Cup won by yet another Mullins inmate Bellshill.
Official figures have Total Recall third best before you consider adjusting them to reflect the race terms. He was all out to get up close home and touch Whisper off by a neck in the Ladbrokes Trophy and put up 9lb by the assessor for that narrow victory, but races off the same mark as at Cheltenham here.
If Mullins has got him right after those end of season disappointments, then plenty points to Total Recall bouncing back in this. There are obvious risks attached, however, and some of those are mitigated by backing him with fallers’ insurance or each-way, and the latter is recommended here by our Savills Chase betting tips from Tramore.Your Next Bet