Ryanair World Hurdle (Grade 1) – Cheltenham Day 3
14.50 Ryanair World Hurdle (Grade 1) – Cheltenham Day 3
A Grade 1 hurdle race which is open to horses aged four years or older run on the New Course over a distance of 3 miles with twelve hurdles to be jumped.
The World Hurdle has taken on increased significance in recent years, thanks mainly to the exploits of the great Big Bucks, French champion, Baracouda and three-time winner Inglis Drever.
Cole Harden last year was the first double digit priced winner since Anzum, in 1999.
Let’s check the stats and trends for this one….
- Cleeve Hurdle is a good pointer
- Last 5 winners finished Top 4 LTO
- Off course 40 days +
- Aged 6-9
- Ratings 153+
THISTLECRACK…….quite simply looks the lumper of the meeting and well done all those members who have been taking double digit odds down to today’s best 5/4. However, there’s a massive offer of get 14/1 about the favourite for those without a current Betfair account via the offer above!!!!!
As ever we look for value and just go with the one who comes in on the back of those ‘potential game changing wind operations’.
It’s not been kept a secret by trainer Paul Nichols, but SAPHIR DU RHEU finished a close second in this race a year ago to Cole Harden.
Last year he also won the Cleeve Hurdle and was seriously impressive in winning the Mildmay Chase at Aintree following the festival last year. He’s one who loves this type of drying surface and is bound to run well in the race again.
SAPHIR DU RHEU 1pt EW @ 11/1 with SkyBet in the World Hurdle
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