It’s getting closer than close now. I can’t wait to hear the roar from the crowd as the horses charge up the hill. Easily the biggest spectacle of the racing calendar ( although maybe a biased opinion)
ive selected four that I think will win there respected races with ease and skybet have a whopping 66/1 special on the four!
1) THISTLECRACK (GOLD CUP)
A horse that needs no introduction, he was the best staying hurdler of 2016 and took that into his chasing career comfortably seeing off everyone in his novice ventures, put into the King George and run high class experienced chasers into the ground. Could he be the best chaser of the modern era. I certainly think so. Cheltenham gold cup is the pinnacle of the jumps racing calendar for most and providing he stays up I don’t think there’s any stopping him. Anti post banker for sure. Unbeaten in 9 and could go anywhere from here on in. Going to go with win by 5 lengths or more.
2) Douvan ( queen mother champion chase)
One of the most exciting horses I think I’ve ever watched. And in time will probably be a gold cup winner. The pace provided by this horse is something to marvel at and if chosen to run this race I can’t see any other horse having the beating of him. Although still early Mullins has mentioned the qmcc as the ideal target and can see this being very one sided if so. Douvan to win by 3 or more lengths here for me
3) uknowwhatimeanharry (stayers hurdle)
Probably the best staying hurdler around at the moment picking up the JLT long walk hurdle last outing bringing an unbeaten run to 7 Harry fry has really got a tune out of this 9 year old and I don’t see anything stopping him running away with This years renewal again fancy a 4-5 length victory for the jp McManus owned fella.
4) Finians Oscar (Neptune)
last but certainly not least this fella has been turning many a head recently and it’s hard not to like the way he goes about his business. A personal favourite for myself I can’t see him being pegged back bar accidents, mr tizzard has himself a smart horse indeed here. After winning the tolworth recently he’s proved why his trainer thinks so highly of him and his owners shelled out 250k after Tom Malone ‘fell In love with him’ after speaking to Jamie codd who done the steering in Finians ptp victory. Another I feel will win by a margin.
Now you might have noticed at the end of each horses write up I’ve added to win by a margin well here is why! Sky bet are offering a whopping 66/1 for the 4 to win by 3+ lengths or more. I’m on this and wouldn’t put you off jumping on!!