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MARLBOROUGH, United Kingdom – Talks about horses and betting are starting to make a buzz these days; this is because Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner.
Of course, betting is becoming more and more prominent than the previous months.
Some people start to make predictions on the odds, and some people are about to test their luck when it comes to that business.
So many things are indeed going on, but one, especially if he/she is an avid better, can definitely enjoy what this season is about to bring.
Some charges are starting to become betting favorites this time of the year, which one might also consider should he/she plans on participating.
Ballyoptic, the charge of Nigel Twiston Davies, is the top contender in terms of betting chances.
Starting his career with a very good record of four wins out of five opening races, this bay gelding managed to maintain his record up to the 2016-2017 term at Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle.
Unfortunately, he experienced his first career fall just when he was deemed Bet365 hurdle’s favorite.
He made a comeback when he finished second place at Newbury’s Long Distance Hurdle but eventually made his second career fall at the Long Walk Hurdle in Ascot in December 2016.
His trainer tried his best to get this charge’s form back by running the Cheltenham prior to the festival but only managed a fourth place in Cleveland Hurdle.
Ballyoptic finished his season and started another one on the low, finishing at the fifth place in two hurdles.
However, he managed to surprise the people by securing a dominant victory in his first-ever Chase outing at Exeter, thus making people and betters see this horse’s potential.
Next one on the list is another bay gelding named Constantine Bay.
He might lack experience, with only five races in his belt, but he managed to win three out of those.
He started his career on a high note together with his trainer Nicky Henderson, winning the hurdle in Haydock Park just last year.
This charge managed to secure various victories with improved performances in every race.
However, when he competed at the Cheltenham Festival, he failed to match Penhill’s speed and resulted in fourth place.
For the final outing of this charge at Aintree, he was deemed the favorite but did not quite deliver the expectation, making a finish at fourth place.
It is undeniable that this bay gelding possesses the quality, but he still has a lot to prove to pose a threat at the Cheltenham Festival.
The last one on this list is another bay gelding which is owned by Henry de Bromhead.
This charge, named Monalee, won two races out of seven.
But, what makes this charge a meet favorite is that he never set his finish beyond fourth place.
His starting career debuted on Flat Race, where he secured a second place.
The following outing that he made was as frustrating as the first as he aimed for the win, only to be defeated by half-length.
He then secured victory with David Mullins in one hurdle, but he did not manage to make a streak when he challenged Death Duty in the Navan Novice Hurdle.
However, he secured a comfortable win when he raced in the Novice Hurdle in Clonmel.
Ending the 2016-2017 season, he finished fourth, beaten by Champagne Classic who gave a fine performance in Punchestown.
On the other hand, Monalee’s potential and quality are not to be disregarded, although he needs to learn how to go faster especially when about to go for the finish line.
Those are the three potential charges that might be able to win the Cheltenham Festival race.
May this article provide some sort of light should one consider to participate in betting.
Of course, these are just suggestions, as odds may or may not be in one’s favor.
What’s important is the anticipation for the fun that the Cheltenham Festival will bring and the excitement and hype that people can expect.
For viewing betting odds and schedule for the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, visit Cheltenham betting information page by Freebets.co.uk
Cheltenham Festival is set to begin on March 13, 2018, and end on March 16, 2018.