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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cheltenham Festival 2017

Next Tuesday starts the biggest show on turf with four days of mouthwatering jumps
racing. As usual i scanned through stats, listened to trainers, jockeys, pundits and
also let my modest personal expertise flow in trying to make my bets successful,
which are as follows. It is better to have a short-odds winner, than a long odds
loser or so they say, so i have put the hottest favs in a treble ...

ALTIOR (foto) to win the Arkle / DOUVAN to win the Champion Chase and
UKNOWWHATIMEANHARRY to win the Stayers Hurdle  @ 3.5

All three are top-class performers and bar a jumping error should make short work
with the opposition.

At higher odds i like the looks of DIAMOND KING (IRE) @ 6 to win the Brown
Plate and STARCHITECT to win the Grand Annual @ 9

Finally i assembled a yankee with runners from Gigginstown House Stud, an oper-
ation owned by Ryanair-CEO Michael O´Leary, whose runners usually win their
fair share of races during the festival.
A GENIE IN ABOTTLE  - National Hunt Chase @ 5.50 / ALPHA DES OBEAUX
to win the RSA @ 7 / TOMBSTONE to win the Coral Cup @ 5.50 and PETIT
MOUCHOIR to win the Champion Hurdle @ 6.5

Win or lose, i can´t wait until the action unfolds.

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