Cheltenham Festival 2018 racing tips: the week’s best bets | Greg Wood

• Buveur D’Air should not be opposed in the Champion Hurdle
• Killultagh Vic is a tempting each-way price for the Gold Cup

The ground could be very soft, or even heavy, at Cheltenham this week, which is not a possibility that punters have needed to factor into their calculations for a decade at least. For some the prospect will summon memories of Festivals long past, when one mud-splattered 33-1 chance after another seemed to walk into the winner’s enclosure. Rain, as a rule, is the bookies’ friend.

It may not come to their rescue in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle, where Buveur D’Air the hot favourite to retain his crown, has plenty of form on testing ground. Favourites such as Apple’s Jade, in the Mares’ Hurdle the same day, and Samcro, in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle on Wednesday, have also won on heavy ground, though their current prices are less than appealing.

Continue reading...

About the Author

Comments are closed.