It’s always wise to keep an eye on what the markets are doing as there is plenty to be learnt from watching them. There has been a substantial move in the feature race of the day at Cheltenham. Harry Fry’s runner has been catapulted into favouritism for the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at 2.55. Having been available at 9-1 yesterday and much bigger prices earlier in the week, the horse in question is now 9-2. It would take substantial market support in a competitive race such as this to see his price slashed so significantly. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Gin Coco (9-2, bet365) has experienced a big field handicap despite his lightly-raced profile. With just five hurdles starts to his name, he’s still considered to be a novice. Three of those runs have come under the guidance of Harry Fry. The first of these wins came in impressive style at Ffos Las, scoring in a maiden by 14 lengths. Although the form wasn’t much, it was a strong performance nonetheless.
He then travelled to Punchestown in April for a competitive 25-runner handicap where he finished second. That was a good performance for such an inexperienced horse and it will stand him in good stead for this test. Fry’s charge warmed up for this with an easy win in novice company at Newton Abbot which should put him spot on.
131 is a very tempting mark here as the horse has such an unexposed profile. There must be plenty more to come from him. His experience at Punchestown should help him to cope with the hustle and bustle and he could be anything at this point. The continued market support makes a lot of sense and it would be no surprise to see him run a huge race.
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