Hereford Challengers to Follow at Cheltenham Festival 2019

Hereford Racecourse

As you may have seen already this season, we have been sponsoring fixtures across the country, and currently sponsor the final fence at Hereford. Before their meeting tomorrow, which can you get tips for on our Hereford betting tips page, we have been looking at horses that have won at the Herefordshire venue in recent years – and are heading to next week’s Cheltenham Festival with chances of success.

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Drovers Lane

Target: Currently holds entries in the RSA Chase and JLT Novices’ Chase.

Race he won at Hereford: Drovers Lane landed the Class 3 Equestrianprojects For Gallops Chase on the 16th October 2018.

What are his chances: Rebecca Curtis’ seven-year-old is 3-4 over fences to date, with his latest success coming in a novice chase at Cheltenham in December. Looks more likely at this stage to take up his entry in the RSA Chase, and whilst that will be undoubtedly his toughest assignment to date, he goes there with live each-way claims.


Target: Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

Race he won at Hereford: Brewin’upastorm won the Back In March Standard National Hunt Flat Race on the 16th January 2018.

What are his chances: The Barbara Hester owned six-year-old looked sure to go close in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time out prior to falling at the final flight. Warrants plenty of respect if that tumble has not left its mark.

Paisley Park

Target: Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle

Race he won at Hereford: Paisley Park landed the Glosford Secure Storage Novices’ Hurdle on the 17th December 2017.

What are his chances: A revelation this season, winning all four of his starts, the latest success being a wide margin success in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham in January. Current favourite for the Stayers’ Hurdle and he looks a leading contender.

Trained just twelve miles from the racecourse in Kings Caple, local trainer Venetia Williams also has chances of success at the Festival next week.

The yard has been profitable to follow this season, with their runners +17.73 to a £1 stake at the time of writing. Calipto and Didero Vallis hold multiple entries, and they will warrant respect in whichever engagement they take up.

Belami Des Pictons has just the one entry, however, in the Brown Advisory Plate. This is a race Venetia Williams has done particularly well in, in recent years, with 33/1 and 50/1 shots Something Wells and Carrickboy landing the race for the yard in 2009 and 2013 respectively.

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