January 1 Racing Tips and Odds: Coole Cody to make hot start to 2022

Our Planet Sport tipsters spurned their New Year's Eve parties to run the rule over these tips to get your 2022 off to a profitable start at Cheltenham, Musselburgh and Catterick.

Happy New Year to you all, let's pick out some winners to start 2022 with a bang.

Here's a quick snapshot of Saturday's tips. Click on the horse's name to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.

Get A Tonic (12.15 Cheltenham)

Broken Halo (12.40 Exeter)

L'Homme Presse (13.25 Cheltenham)

Castle Robin (13.35 Catterick)

Coole Cody (14.00 Cheltenham)

Gaelik Coast (14.50 Musselburgh)

Brewin'upastorm (15.10 Cheltenham)

14.00 Cheltenham - Coole Cody

Course specialist Coole Cody can deliver the goods in the Paddy Power New Year's Day Handicap Chase (14.00) at Cheltenham.

Winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup in November 2020 and the Racing Post Gold Cup this winter, Evan Williams' free-running gelding can defy a 4lb rise for his latest triumph.

14.50 Musselburgh - Gaelik Coast

Gaelik Coast is expected to register a third win over Musselburgh's two-and-a-half-mile course in the Betway 'Auld Reekie' Handicap Chase (14.50).

Successful at the Scottish track in late October, the Donald McCain-trained gelding lost all chance in the very early stages at Newbury last time when he slipped before the first fence.

Not surprisingly, he could never get going after that and was well-beaten in a race won by Fanion D'Estruval. He can show he is much better than that.

12.40 Exeter - Broken Halo

Broken Halo was an encouraging third on his fencing debut and can go two places better in the Happy New Year Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (12.40) at Exeter.

Paul Nicholls' charge was only beaten a total of two and three-quarter lengths when taking minor honours behind Pats Fancy, who has won since, while the runner-up Gericault Roque has gone on to fill the same position in a competitive handicap chase at Newbury.

13.35 Catterick - Castle Robin

Castle Robin can be forgiven his latest defeat and is worth another chance in the Happy New Year From Vicker's Bet Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (13.35) at Catterick.

Charle Longsdon's runner had a valid excuse when only fourth behind Saint Palais at Wetherby, having lost two shoes during the race.

He had won on his seasonal debut at Exeter in November and can regain winning ways.

13.25 Cheltenham - L'Homme Presse

L'Homme Presse can hammer home the point of his ability over fences by winning the Paddy Power Novices' Chase (13.25), commonly known as the Dipper.

The lightly-raced French import has been a revelation since tackling fences for trainer Venetia Williams this season.

A win first-time out over the bigger obstacles at Exeter, despite making a hash at the third-last, was full of promise and that was confirmed at Ascot two weeks ago when he swept to victory by 13 lengths from Legends Ryde.

L'Homme Presse has been learning on the job and looks ready for this step up in class.

12.15 Cheltenham - Get A Tonic

Dan Skelton-trained Get A Tonic (12.15) is the tip in Cheltenham's very first race of 2022.

The six-year-old mare looked destined for better things when landing a 2m4f Leicester mares' maiden hurdle decisively in November, on good to soft.

Allotted an official mark of 130, Skelton kept her to novices' company where she took on geldings for the first time last month, and she again proved too good for her field, proving she acts on soft.

Now her trainer steps her up into Listed company. She looks as though she can handle this and, despite being dropped 2lb for winning, there could be a fair bit more to come from her. She can take advantage of her mares' 7lb allowance and get the year off to a flyer.

15.10 Cheltenham - Brewin'upastorm

Brewin'upastorm can put the wind up his rivals in the Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle (15.10) at Cheltenham.

Olly Murphy's charge looked good on his seasonal reappearance at Aintree and can make a successful step back up in grade.

Murphy's decision to switch Brewin'upastorm back to the smaller obstacles, following three disappointments over fences, has proved a good call. He lowered the colours of McFabulous in the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell in February after a confidence-boosting win at Taunton the previous month. And he ended the campaign with a staying-on fifth in the Aintree Hurdle.

After showing his well-being with an nine-length verdict over The Cap Fits back at the Merseyside venue eight weeks ago, Brewin'upastorm can cause a stir in this Grade 2 heat.

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