Cheltenham Day 2 Tips: Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle

  • 13/03/2019
  • 16:50

2020 Boodles Handicap Hurdle Tips

While writing my original preview of this juvenile handicap, I uncovered some very interesting trends. Every single winner of the Boodles Handicap had either run on the flat, or had an outing in France before winning at the Cheltenham Festival. There have also been more winners carrying a price higher than 16/1 than below it. So, while the likes of Aramax and Mick Pastor are sure to be popular Cheltenham Festival free bet offers, I’m going to place my faith in two overlooked outsiders.

The first of those being BLACKO, who will carry 11-5 if Alan King throws his juvenile into the fray. Although he could only place on both his starts over hurdles in France, Blacko has ran out a comfortable winner on both of his outings on British soil, beating two possible Festival rivals along the way.

The second of my each-way Cheltenham Festival tips will be BAJAN EXCELL for last year’s Champion Hurdle winning trainer, Gavin Cromwell. An experience horse on the flat, Bajan Excell has won nicely in two competitive handicaps this term. Cromwell’s charge will be dropping down in class, having run in a level-weight Grade Three last time out, and winning experience on an undulating track like Limerick could come in handy around Cheltenham. Of all my Cheltenham Festival tips for the handicaps on day two, I think Bajan Excell offers the most value.

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Cheltenham tips for Wednesday

1:30Ballymore Novices Hurdle Tips
2:10RSA Chase Tips
2:50Coral Cup Tips
3:30Champion Chase Tips
4:10Cross Country Chase Tips
4:50Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle Tips
5:30Champion Bumper Tips

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With only a couple of races left on Wednesday, check out our Cheltenham day 2 tips on the first race for juvenile horses at the Cheltenham Festival. The Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle is often one of the hardest races to unravel during the week and the toughest. This two-mile handicap will be run at a frenetic pace, offering youngsters – deemed not quite good enough for the Triumph Hurdle – a chance to enter the Prestbury Park winners’ enclosure and lift the trophy bearing the name of the legendary Fred Winter, winner of 17 Cheltenham Festival races as both a jockey and a trainer.

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