Cheltenham Festival Fast Approaching
With this year’s Cheltenham Festival just around the corner there are plenty of trainers out there talking up the chances of their runners however one trainer who has a better chance than any other is David Pipe the son of the legendary and highly respected Martin Pipe who has plenty of entrants in this year’s festival.
Hoping to emulate his father’s many successes in the industry he has several runners taking place in this year’s Cheltenham Festival, and we take a look at some of those horses which may just be worth a closer look in the betting market.
Goulanes is one horse which has an outstanding chance of success, however at this time it is going to be a tossup whether he will be entered into the RSA Chase or the National Hunt Chase. This horse is an out and out stayer and many factors are going to have to be taken into account regarding which race he will be running in.
Flying Cross is another runner Pipe will have at this year’s festival, however there is not a lot known in public about this horse, even those he has not run in a hurdle race he is probably going to be entered either into the Neptune or the Supreme, this horse may just offer value in regards to the early prices for the event.
The Liquidator may be high up on many people’s lists of horses to back at Cheltenham this year, having run a very respectable second in the listed bumper held at this course back in November he has a solid chance, a smaller looking horse he is described as workmanlike, and should go about his job with gusto.
Many punters may be put off backing Grands Crus if he does take part in this year’s Cheltenham Festival, with him being pulled up in his last race due to a catalogue of problems, and Pipe is currently undecided whether he is going to enter him in the festival this year, however if he doesn’t run then he may just be entered in Aintree.
One horse that is improving is Close House; the Pertemps is the race in which Pipe is setting his sights for in regards to this horse who won the qualifier for this race at Wincanton the last time he ran. The horse requires patience and could just pull it out of the hat if everything falls into place, and some generous odds are currently on offer.