Gordon Elliott has some major players to unleash at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. He is one of the few trainers who could have a strong enough hand to disrupt Willie Mullins’ potential dominance. We’ve put four of his best chances of the week into a juicy 64-1 accumulator. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing. You can also take a look at our free bets page for sign up offers which’ll be very useful for Cheltenham next week.
Gerri Colombe (7-4, bet365) is currently the favourite for this race and for good reason. Elliott’s seven-year-old gelding is undefeated in seven starts under rules and one start in Irish points. He has also won two Grade 1 novice chases this season. The step up to three miles looks likely to suit, having won a novice hurdle over 2m7f last season. Jamie Codd can’t see this horse losing and that’s a substantial vote of confidence.
Delta Work (1-1, bet365) was probably one of the least popular winners of the week last year. Getting the better of the much-loved Tiger Roll, he claimed victory in last year’s renewal of this race. His run over course and distance in January was promising. Finishing third, he gave plenty of weight away. The race conditions here are much more suitable and he’ll be very difficult to beat.
Mighty Potter (11-8, bet365) has been at the head of the market for this race for a while now. After two back-to-back Grade 1 wins, he has earned his spot. Both of those wins came in impressive fashion, including at the Dublin Racing Festival when last seen. Connections are hoping he’ll be a Gold Cup horse next year and that plan will require a victory here.
Teahupoo (4-1, bet365) has appeared on the Stayers’ Hurdle scene this year by virtue of defeating Honeysuckle in the Grade 1 Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse in December. He then proved his stamina when winning the Galmoy Hurdle over three miles last time out. If the rain comes, he looks a major player here and there should be more to come from this progressive horse.
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