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Glen Forsa – 9/2 Glen Forsa looked the type that would enjoy chasing and he has taken to it like a duck to water. He is unbeaten over the larger obstacles and has beaten some useful types in those races. This grade 2 winner can improve again and win the Arkle Chase for Mick Channon at  9/2. Friend or Foe – 12/1 – E/W This is a very open race…

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Buveur D’air – 2/1 Won for the last 2 years by the classy BUVEUR D’AIR, this year he will be looking to complete the hat-trick of Champion Hurdles. He would have been a strong odds on favourite for this race had he not lost his impressive winning streak when being pipped to the post by stable mate Verdana Blue. He has since returned to his stylish winning ways but can…

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Cheltenham Gold Cup

This prestigious race was won last year by Native River for the Colin Tizzard yard in what was his first Gold Cup Victory. However, he hasn’t run anywhere near his best this year finishing second and third in his two runs. This has seen him drift to 6/1 in the market, but no previous Gold Cup winner should be discounted lightly. Presenting Percy was a clear favourite for this race…

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Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdles Race

Winning on both occasions this season, Dallas Des Pictons has earned his place at the top of the market but this will be much harder for him than his previous exploits. A couple of his rivals may be aimed at different races but Monsieur Lecoq should be feared at rather large 20/1 should he take his chance and line up here. Unbeaten in his last 2 runs, he could take…

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Grand Annual

The penultimate race of the festival is wide open again. Rich Ricci owned CAMELIA DE COTTE is a whopping 20/1 for this despite winning her three races this season impressively, including a grade 2 race by 20 lengths. She has a very good chance in this if connections don’t aim her somewhere else. Gino Trail therefore is another horse at a big price, he is a super reliable horse that…

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Foxhunters Chase

Pacha Du Polder is a Foxhunters and Cheltenham stalwart. Year in year out he runs consistently at the festival. His comeback run this season wasn’t the worst and he can definitely come on for that run. No doubt he will be bang there come the last fence and is a massive 20/1 for this race to make it 3 Foxhunter Chases in a row. The Last Samuri is another horse…

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Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle

This grade 1, 3 mile event usually throws up some promising novice stayers. BIRCHDALE could be one of those horses for the Nicky Henderson yard. He comes here unbeaten and one of those wins was here at Cheltenham. He looks highly progressive and his previous course win will give him a confidence and experience edge over a lot of the other horses in this field. 10/1 looks a big price…

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Randox Health County Hurdle

Another large field event with some big prices. In this race last year Ivanovich Gorbatrov finished sixth and comes here this year a few pounds lighter. This puts him right up there in the mix at 16/1 odds. Whiskey Sour is a little bigger at 20/1 and he won his first 2 starts before finishing 4th to Samcro. Both of these horses have live chances in this and should be…

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Triumph Hurdle

The racing on the final day kicks off with the JCB Triumph Hurdle in which Sir Eric is a short priced favourite at 6/5. However, I am taking him on with QUEL DESTIN at 8/1. He has lost only one of his 6 races since joining Nicholls and has been impressive on his last few starts. Nicholls is very confident in QUEL DESTIN stating “Sir Eric will have to be…

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Kim Muir Challenge

The final race on the Thursday isn’t an easy one to pick. The market starts at 12/1 for this huge field of staying handicappers. The ability of the amateur rider in this is often a factor but the Harry Fry trained JUST A STING boasts some strong form over the winter period. 20/1 is a big price as an each way shot and bookies will often offer more places for…