THE SHUNTER – 3.40pm CHELTENHAM

2 PTS WIN BET AT 7/2 WITH THE FOLLOWING BOOKMAKERS

I am very much with the Favourite, The Shunter, in this who is in line for a £100,000 bonus if he wins it. Of course, it’s hard to be confident in a 22-runner Cheltenham handicap but he looks on a very good mark and finished 2.5 lengths ahead of Entoucas two starts back who franked the form yesterday when only going down by a short-head to Sky Pirate in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase. He also comfortably won the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle over the old course here back in November. The Emmet Mullins yard is in hot form (Last 14 days: 3-8, 38%) and excellent conditional jockey Jordan Gainsford takes a very useful further 7lb off his back. He could be ready to peak here and is likely to take all the beating.

Jibber Jabber

P.S. You can see my Cheltenham Festival results for all 28 races in both 2019 & 2020 here

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