2020 Cheltenham Festival tips – Robbie Power’s rides
We take a look through Robbie Power’s rides at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and highlight his best chance of riding a winner when the meeting starts on Tuesday 10th March.
I can’t believe Robbie Power is a 14/1 shot amidst the Cheltenham Festival tips to be crowned Top Jockey at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. The 2017 Gold Cup-winning Cheltenham jockey has the pick of Colin Tizzard’s and Jessica Harrington’s stables. “Puppy” Power also started to pick up some big rides for Willie Mullins and Gigginstown over the past couple of seasons.
Here’s a look at Robbie Power’s rides at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, to see who might help him build on his tally of Festival winners.
Robbie Power’s rides at the Cheltenham Festival
Colin Tizzard will play a strong hand in all three of the novice hurdle races, and it looks like Fiddlerontheroof (8/1 Ladbrokes) will spearhead his challenge in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Robbie Power has been in the saddle on all four of his starts over hurdles, and the duo secured a seven-length victory in the Tolworth on their most recent run. Power thinks the world of this talented young horse. Even though he looks more of a stayer, he’s a dangerous contender in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and will feature amongst many expert’s Cheltenham Festival tips.
THE BIG BREAKAWAY
Envoi Allen will be a tough nut to crack in the Ballymore. Yet, The Big Breakaway (9/1 William Hill) could not have been more impressive on his two starts over hurdles to date. Power’s mount bolted up on his debut at Chepstow and was even more impressive when carrying a penalty to a stylish victory at Newbury. I really fancy The Big Breakaway to run a massive ran in the Ballymore.
Another of Robbie Power’s riders who’s sure to be a popular Cheltenham Festival tip is Harry Senior (12/1 Ladbrokes). Having finished second to quality rivals on several occasions, Harry Senior claimed his moment in the spotlight with a solid victory over King Roland in the Ballymore Trial here at Cheltenham. After the race, Power claimed his mount would be the ideal candidate for the Albert Bartlett.
Power has enjoyed some memorable days on Supasundae (16/1 Unibet). Together, they’ve won the Coral Cup here at Cheltenham, and claimed victories in the Irish Champion Hurdle, the Aintree Hurdle and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Having made a pleasing return to action at the Dublin Racing Festival, Supasundae will enter the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham for the first time. As you can tell from my Champion Hurdle preview, I think Supasundae is an outsider to be greatly respected in the Cheltenham Festival tips.
Easy Game (12/1 William Hill) may have been Mullins’ second-string in the Flogas, but he didn’t half give Faugheen fans a scare. Power was the first to get to work on his mount that day, and Easy Game responded magnificently, eventually going down by just half-a-length. Power will likely get another opportunity to ride Easy Game when he joins either Faugheen or Allaho in the Marsh Novices’ Chase, and he has the quality to upstage his stablemate. Easy Game will be a popular each-way Cheltenham Festival tip.
Despite hitting the front a little earlier than planned, Lostintranslation (7/1 Ladbrokes) found enough after the final flight to dethrone Haydock king, Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase. Power then endured a torrid trip in the King George, and was forced to pull his mount up after landing on top of the fourth-last flight. There was clearly something wrong with Lostintranslation that day, and I’d be surprised if he wasn’t back to his brilliant best in time for the races, as evident in the Cheltenham Festival tips. Power said after the 2019 Dipper that he thought Lostintranslation could be a Gold Cup horse. I hope he’s right, as he’s my selection in this year’s Gold Cup.