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The Cheltenham Festival life-changing multiple

[vc_row centered_container=”true” el_class=”bg_c_b” css=”.vc_custom_1517918426775{background-image: url( !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1482790682839{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.37) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Long Odds Multiple” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:30px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:35px” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”5314″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” css_animation=”bounceInDown” link=”″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This time of year is all about dreaming about what might be over the next few days. The Cheltenham Festival is a place where dreams are made for owners, trainers, jockeys and of course, punters.

Every year around this time, I collate my four each-way bets of the Festival and do a little bit of praying and a lot of dreaming.

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Western Ryder – Supreme Novices Hurdle 33/1 with Bet365.
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Barney Dwan to Win Close Brothers (Tues 4.30), 8/1 with Bet365.
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Cloudy Dream – Ryanair 8/1 with Bet365.

Is this year my year? Well, if it is – then it may just be yours too if you follow me in.

A £1 Lucky 15 on these four selections has the potential to return £38,000 if they all win.

Let’s have a swing.

*Western Ryder – Supreme Novices Hurdle 33/1*

It seems as though trainer Warren Greatrex has seen sense and is leaning towards running his talented novice in the opening race burn-up on the Tuesday instead of the Ballymore Hurdle on Wednesday, which looks an incredibly hot renewal with Samcro, On The Blind Side and Next Destination all entered up. I’m certain we haven’t seen the best of Western Ryder yet.

His chances have been priced up based on his no-show behind Summerville Boy and Kalashnikov in the Tolworth, where he toiled badly on heavy ground.

However, forgive him that, and we’re looking at a horse that should be trading alongside the ones just behind the market leaders at 10-14/1.

He beat Summerville Boy carrying a penalty over course and distance, albeit in a slowly run race, and finished fourth in last year’s Champion Bumper right in amongst the likes of Next Destination.

This horse has class. He’ll outrun 33/1.

*Barney Dwan – Close Brothers 8/1*

At his current odds of 8/1, he’s well worth backing in the final race on Tuesday as I can see this horse getting punted strongly over the next week as long as the rain doesn’t turn the ground really testing.

Trainer Fergal O’Brien has already confirmed Barney Dwan for the race, despite him being entered and possessing an each-way chance in the Grade One RSA Chase.

Barey Dwan comes back to the Festival as a talented novice chaser racing off the same mark in what looks a far easier race than what the Pertemps was. There doesn’t seem much to worry about in terms of his rivals at the top of the market either.

The talking horse in the build-up has been De Plotting Shed for Gordon Elliot, however, despite looking like a classy jumper, he’s been outbattled three times up the run-in over fences this season and looks a bit soft.

The Paul Nicholls yard holds Movewiththetimes
in high-regard but he’s never looked comfortable at Cheltenham and surely will prefer a flatter track like Aintree.

*Cloudy Dream – Ryanair 8/1*

This race is the hottest each-way contest of the week due to the weak favourite in Un De Sceaux, who surely won’t get things his own way like last year with Balko Des Flo and Cue Card likely to take him on for the lead.

His price of 6/4 is the lay of the meeting. With such strong fractions predicted, it’s set up for a strong travelling sort to stalk and pounce late. Step forward Cloudy Dream under Brian Hughes – a jockey perfectly suited to this style.

The horse – who finished second in last year’s Arkle behind Altior – has ran some nice races in behind Definitely  Red and Native River of late. That form is top-class three mile chase level. The drop back in trip should be perfect for Cloudy Dream and although he doesn’t find too much in front, this race might just fall his

*Our Duke – Gold Cup 8/1*

Trainer Jessica Harrington shouldn’t feel too down about losing Sizing John to injury in the Gold Cup – as she has the winner of the race under her care anyway. Our Duke has been a Gold Cup winner in waiting ever since he made his debut in Ireland.

Tough, classy and filled with stamina, Harrington’s second season chaser has slight jumping issues to overcome but if he puts in a round without mistakes then, along with Might Bite, he’s the most likely winner.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center”]These are our tips and opinions only. Wins are not guaranteed. We are committed to responsible gambling. Over 18’s only.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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