Cheltenham 2020 betting: Weekend Review, ninth and 10th February
There was loads of Cheltenham Festival odds motion at the weekend as elite veterans proved they still have what it takes. Find out how the betting reacted.
Fortunately for racing fans, Saturday’s action was unaffected by Storm Ciara and we were capable of see a quantity of trials run forward of the Cheltenham Festival. There had been huge race successes for Native River and Altior, two of the most important names in National Hunt racing.
Here is a have a glance at a few of the winners from the weekend which may have an excellent chance of more glory on the Festival next month.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup odds: Former winner Native River can’t be forgotten
Native River’s career excessive came in 2018 when he prevailed within the blue riband event of National Hunt racing, the. Two years after that victory, Colin Tizzard’s runner appears in great form once more in his bid to regain his crown in the contest.
The 10-year-old recorded his second straight success within the Denman Chase at Newbury on Saturday. In his ordinary front-running fashion he jumped beautifully and ran his rivals into the bottom.
The former Welsh Grand National winner has stamina in bundles and if heavy rain falls at Cheltenham through the Festival his probabilities would enhance massively.
Kauto Star is the only horse in historical past to regain the Gold Cup however Native River, who’s 12/1 to do so, looks a great guess to comply with the Cheltenham legend in what’s a wide-open division this season.
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds: Chantry House is an enormous player
Chantry House stays unbeaten under rules when he scored within the Set Your Own Odds On Betfair Exchange Novices’ Hurdle. Nicky Henderson’s hurdler enhanced his Supreme Novices’ Hurdle credentials with a snug success.
Under the arms of Barry Geraghty, Chantry House travelled so easily at Newbury. When requested to quicken in the closing stage by his jockey, the gelding quickly went by way of the gears to hit the front.
Henderson has won the Supreme 3 times, along with his most recent victory coming in 2016 with Altior. Chantry House is now 6/1 to add his name to that listing in the Festival curtain raiser.
Pertemps Final odds: One For The Team strolls to victory
One For The Team has helped his probabilities of getting into the Pertemps Network Hurdle on the Festival with a 14-length success in the Betfair Bet In-Play Handicap. He has been given a primary show of 16/1 which seems very generous.
Nick Williams’ hurdler led three out and was quickly totally in management of the race. Connections will now have to wait patiently to see how the handicapper reacts to that victory.
The six-year-old did have an early entry into the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and though that Grade One contest is out of attain, this newest win suggests he’s able to being an enormous player within the Pertemps if he makes the final subject.
Arkle odds: Rouge Vif in the hunt after Warwick romp
Rouge Vif produced a profession best performance on Saturday at Warwick when he landed the Grade Two Agetur UK Kingmaker Novices’ Chase by seven lengths.
A lot of consideration was on Nube Negra going into that race, nonetheless, it was Rouge Vif who got here out of it as a strong Arkle contender.
The six-year-old was fairly good over hurdles last season but he looks even better over fences.
He may have to find some more to match what Notebook and Fakir D’oudairies have achieved up to now, however he’s open to improvement so represents some worth at 12/1 against the top two within the betting.
Mares’ Hurdle odds: Indefatigable puts her marker down ahead of robust renewal
The Mares’ Hurdle could be the race of the week this year at Cheltenham. If Honeysuckle and Benie Des Dieux each line up, it’ll embody two horses who would have strong claims in the Champion Hurdle.
With the doubt concerning the top two’s participation within the mares’ only contest, Indefatigable is worth a punt at 25/1.
Paul Webber’s runner scored in the Paddy Power 31 Sleeps To Cheltenham Mares’ Hurdle at Warwick last Saturday. It was a robust performance by the seven-year-old who’s on track on the track.