RACE three of Day two is theCup, it’s 2m 4f and is run at a fast pace. There are plenty of big-price winners in this race which shows just how competitive it is.
Agrapart – Nick Williams 25-1 10bet
I would have thought he was more likely to run in the Stayers Hurdle.
Long House Hall – Dan Skelton 16-1 10bet
Not been seen since winning listed event over fences when beating Ballynagour by eight lengths, he has to be of interest over hurdles again and I like his chances. The long lay-off won’t be a problem as he runs well enough after a break. Second in last year'sCup.
Ivanovich Gorbatov – Joseph O’Brien 14-1 10bet
Very interesting this runner, winner of last year's Triumph Hurdle but hasn’t done much since. But I get a sneaky feeling that this could be one of those JP McManus plot horses. To the naked eye on latest form he doesn’t stand a chance but going back to how he ran at Cheltenham last year you have to give him a chance and with McManus we know anything is possible and if it’s possible then he will be backing him.
Supasundae – Mrs J Harrington 18-1 10bet
Ran at Navan on Sunday and finished fourth. He had a good run the time before that when beat 7 1/2 lengths by Sutton Place in the Limestone Lad hurdle. I liked his run in December when beating Monksland and would have an outside chance at the festival.
Heartbreak City – AJ Martin 9-1 10bet
Won the 2016 Ebor at York and second in the Melbourne Cup beaten a head. But a good flat horse doesn’t make a good jumps horse, put obstacles in front of a horse and it’s a totally different game. I can’t believe he is 9-1 antepost favourite, his last run was poor with very little positives in the race. If he could jump better then yes he will be well handicapped but at those odds all we can do is leave him alone.
- Long House Hall 16-1 10bet
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