Here’s your annual Festival EW treble
These are all non-runner-no-bet with Bet365
Champion Chase – betting without Un de Sceaux
Traffic Fluide 8/1
I was very impressed with this fella, especially the way he travelled and ran on against the hotpot last weekend. There’ll be a fair bit of improvement in him and he could easily finish 2nd to UDS, thus starting us off with an 8/1 winner, giving £45 running onto . . .
Road to Riches at 5/1 for the Ryanair, which is where I think he’ll turn up, as I suspect he’s better when stamina is not at a premium. The owner sponsors this race, and I believe this one would give him the best chance of winning it. He could miss this for the Gold Cup, but with NRNB, it’s no loss. If he wins you have £270 running on . . .
… and the NRNB clause applies even more to the final selection, Kilcooley 20/1 to win the World Hurdle. Niggly problems have kept him off the track since his stunning Wetherby victory in November in the race Cole Harden won last season before taking the World Hurdle. Charlie Longsdon say the horse is well and he’s very hopeful of making Cheltenham. His price has drifted since November as there’s probably been more action in this market than any of the other Grade Ones at the festival.
So, there you go, an easy £5,670 return if they all win, and a consolation of £202.50 if they place…Happy Days!