DC’s Cheltenham Festival Each Way Lucky 15
DC’s Cheltenham Festival Ante Post Each Way Lucky 15
Supreme Novices Hurdle – Abarcadabras @11/2
Only defeat in four starts over hurdles came in the Grade One Royal Bond at Fairyhouse in December, when beaten a length and a half by his unbeaten stablemate Envoi Allen. Got off the mark in the top grade himself on his next outing, when taking a four runner contest at Leopardstown by eight lengths from Heaven Help us. Looks a serious player in the festival curtain raiser.
Arkle Trophy – Fakir Doudairies @6/1
Remains a horse of great promise, despite defeat by Notebook at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. Should be suited by the likely fast pace of the Arkle, and looks a much better value play at 6/1 than Notebook who is around half those odds. I fancy him to take his revenge over that rival.
Cross Country Chase – Urgent De Gregaine @12/1
Has been placed behind Tiger Roll in the last two runnings of this race, and also has C&D winning form to his credit in the past. While Tiger Roll remains the one to beat should his interrupted preparation not hinder him too much, I much prefer to search for a spot of Each Way value. Urgent De Gregaine is a thorough stayer and despite not having won for quite a while should again give a good account of himself at a working man’s price.
Stayers Hurdle – City Island @14/1
Hasn’t looked a natural in two outings over fences this season, and it is interesting that City Island did not receive an entry in any of the Novice events over the larger obstacles. Should he take his place in the line up then City Island could well be the value against Paisley Park who goes for back to back successes and will prove a tough nut to crack for all his rivals.
1 Point EW Lucky 15
Odds quoted available with William Hill at the time of listing.
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