Weatherbys Preview: Champion Hurdle
Paul Jones of Weatherbys gives us his independent betting tips on all the races from this year's Cheltenham Festival.
The biggest field since 1991 lines up so our bet is going to have to stay very well to win as this will be run a ferocious pace especially as the market principals will surely want Binocular’s stamina tested to the full.
I will make this easy though for win-only bets and home in on one very powerful statistic - 22 of the last 25 winners won last time out.
On this basis, for win-only betting material I am only considering Ashkazar, Binocular, Celestial Halo, Ebaziyan, Harchibad, and Sentry Duty.
Of that remaining sextet, I would be against Ebaziyan and Harchibald as they will not figure in the first six in the betting like every winner bar one since 1990 but the others will or may.
Gun to the head and it would be Binocular but if he is too skinny price, then Ashkazar would be of interest and I also feel Punjabi is overpriced.