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Cheltenham Day Two Preview
The Ballymore Novice Hurdle looks to be an exciting opening race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival, with Champ looking sure to go off favourite for this curtain-raiser.
The JP McManus hasn’t yet put a foot wrong after a straightforward win at Newbury in December after winning at the same track weeks before.
However, Battleoverdoyen looks to be the more rock-solid option and the big horse has been looking impressive this season, with Gordon Elliott boasting a fantastic record when it comes to Cheltenham.
Delta Work looks to be the preference for the RSA Chase on Wednesday, with the horse having won the Pertemps and he also had an impressive run over Christmas.
It’s clear that the runner will get the three-mile trip and each-way punters can snap up odds of around 4/1 which looks like buying money if you think the horse can make the frame.
Santini is trading as the current favourite and some are regarding this horse as a Gold Cup contender, although there are too many question marks to feel super confident about the horse’s chances.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the big race on Wednesday, with Altior clearly the horse to beat and perhaps this beast will be considered as the best ever two-mile chaser.
The Nicky Henderson runner famously broke on to the scene when winning the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle before triumphs in the Arkle and the Queen Mother, with Altior looking almost certain to claim the spoils.
Min is next in the betting, with this horse having regularly been outclassed by his adversary, although Footpad was an impressive runner in the Arkle last year when clattering a fence before travelling beautifully to win the race.
Willie Mullins might decide one of these horses doesn’t run in the race, with Sceau Royal looking like a decent each-way shout and perhaps this horse can be taken without the favourite on an each-way basis.
The Bumper is a popular betting contest and Blue Sari has been performing well for the Mullins yard, with the horse expected to win a big race. It’s a French-bred runner and this four-year-old can show a turn of pace which might leave the others standing still.
Envoi Allen is a top-class long-term prospect but he might struggle on quicker ground at the Cheltenham Festival, while Master Debonair could be a lively runner.
The Coral Cup is likely to provide customers with a stack of each-way place terms considering that the bookies like to offer value for a race where it’s notoriously difficult to pick out a winner.
Getaway Trump’s form looks impressive considering that he was beaten into second by Champ before fourth place against Supreme favourite Al Dancer, with Uradel likely to go off favourite.
Big Time Dancer won the Lanzarote Hurdle and could be an interesting bet should connections decide to take their chances in this race, with the horse sluicing the opposition at Sandown.
Tiger Roll is trading at even money to win the Cross Country Chase, with the Grand National winner sure to be a popular punt and Gordon Elliott will look for his runner to outclass his fellow runners over the quirky obstacles.