Five Horses to watch at Cheltenham 2018

13-February-2018
13-February-2018 17:48
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by Admin

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is getting closer, with the excitement among racing fans and punters almost palpable. The four day Jumps racing spectacular will kick off on Tuesday March 13th, and it's safe to say it looks like it's going to be a vntage Festival, with plenty of star horses looking to make a bit of history.

Might Bite, Altior, Buveur d'Air and Apple's Jade all look likely to make the headlines at the Festival, but there are always some less well-known candidates who burst on to the scene at Cheltenham. Five brilliant horses who could make a name for themselves are discussed below. If you want more detailed analysis from experts, click the link to find the best betting tips for all 28 races in Cheltenham 2018

Mr Whipped

A five year old gelding with bags of potential, Mr Whipped looks to have a bright future. He is trained by Cheltenham maestro Nicky Henderson, boasting a record of three wins and one second place from his four races to date. That second place came in his last race at Musselburgh, but it is worth noting that he seemed to have the race in his pocket before dithering before the last. He has the right trainer to sort out those mistakes however. 14/1 for the Albert Bartlett on Gold Cup Day looks a smart bet.

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Supersundae

While Supersundae is not strictly an unknown to the Festival faithful, as he won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last year, he nonetheless could be primed for greater things in the Stayers Hurdle on Thursday March 15th. He vanquished a seemingly fit Faugheen in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown recently, so it is clear he has it within him to beat a world class field. The Stayers Hurdle looks really open this year and Supersundae (6/1) could be the one to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. 

 

Black Corton

Black Corton is a horse whose excellent record really has gone under the radar with many tipsters. Paul Nicholls' horse already has two wins at Cheltenham Racecourse  this season and looks a really good candidate for the National Hunt Chase on March 13th. 20/1 is being offered by Betfair currently, but the fact that he can be found at 8/1 elsewhere tells you that price could be a bargain.

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Monalee

One fall aside, Monalee has been excellent since switching to chasing at the start of the season. Trained by Henry de Bromhead, Monalee is a gutsy performer who really doesn't rattle easily. The seven year old is being touted for the Grade I RSA Chase on Ladies Day. While that may represent a step up in class, Monalee has still been made second favourite at 5/1. A very good chance to turn potential into a big race win.

 

Disko

Many tipsters are viewing the Gold Cup as a showdown between Sizing John and Might Bite this year. Others aren't so sure. It feels like the door has been left open for a longs odds winner of the marquee race at Cheltenham 2018.Disko, trained by Noel Meade and available at 25/1, might be exactly the type of candidate to sneak in and steal the glory while everyone is focused on the two heavyweights.

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Five Horses to watch at Cheltenham 2018

13-February-2018
13-February-2018 17:48
in General
by Admin

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is getting closer, with the excitement among racing fans and punters almost palpable. The four day Jumps racing spectacular will kick off on Tuesday March 13th, and it's safe to say it looks like it's going to be a vntage Festival, with plenty of star horses looking to make a bit of history.

Might Bite, Altior, Buveur d'Air and Apple's Jade all look likely to make the headlines at the Festival, but there are always some less well-known candidates who burst on to the scene at Cheltenham. Five brilliant horses who could make a name for themselves are discussed below. If you want more detailed analysis from experts, click the link to find the best betting tips for all 28 races in Cheltenham 2018

Mr Whipped

A five year old gelding with bags of potential, Mr Whipped looks to have a bright future. He is trained by Cheltenham maestro Nicky Henderson, boasting a record of three wins and one second place from his four races to date. That second place came in his last race at Musselburgh, but it is worth noting that he seemed to have the race in his pocket before dithering before the last. He has the right trainer to sort out those mistakes however. 14/1 for the Albert Bartlett on Gold Cup Day looks a smart bet.

This photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC by

 

Supersundae

While Supersundae is not strictly an unknown to the Festival faithful, as he won the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last year, he nonetheless could be primed for greater things in the Stayers Hurdle on Thursday March 15th. He vanquished a seemingly fit Faugheen in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown recently, so it is clear he has it within him to beat a world class field. The Stayers Hurdle looks really open this year and Supersundae (6/1) could be the one to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. 

 

Black Corton

Black Corton is a horse whose excellent record really has gone under the radar with many tipsters. Paul Nicholls' horse already has two wins at Cheltenham Racecourse  this season and looks a really good candidate for the National Hunt Chase on March 13th. 20/1 is being offered by Betfair currently, but the fact that he can be found at 8/1 elsewhere tells you that price could be a bargain.

This photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY SA

Monalee

One fall aside, Monalee has been excellent since switching to chasing at the start of the season. Trained by Henry de Bromhead, Monalee is a gutsy performer who really doesn't rattle easily. The seven year old is being touted for the Grade I RSA Chase on Ladies Day. While that may represent a step up in class, Monalee has still been made second favourite at 5/1. A very good chance to turn potential into a big race win.

 

Disko

Many tipsters are viewing the Gold Cup as a showdown between Sizing John and Might Bite this year. Others aren't so sure. It feels like the door has been left open for a longs odds winner of the marquee race at Cheltenham 2018.Disko, trained by Noel Meade and available at 25/1, might be exactly the type of candidate to sneak in and steal the glory while everyone is focused on the two heavyweights.

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