Our resident horse racing expert Adrian Wall has always been an avid market watcher. He has spotted a pretty large ongoing gamble taking place in the 3.40pm at Hereford today. Don’t miss out on our posts on Twitter @myracingtips where you can message us directly and have your say. Our free horse racing tips are also available every single day and we have been in terrific form this month. Let’s take a closer look at this big gamble in more detail below.
Mr Mantilla has not been seen since running in the Festival Challenge Cup Hunters’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last year. That was his sole start under Rules and he ran OK in eighth on the day. Even though he has been off the track a long time, the weight of money on him this morning would seem to suggest that he is expected to run a huge race this afternoon.
Prolific in point-to-points in Ireland, winning five of his six starts between the flags, the Jeffreys-trained runner has been backed from a high of 11-1 all the way into 2-1 in places this morning. The biggest price available anywhere is 11-4 and he only has three rivals to beat. Connections must be confident that he will do the business today.
Given his experience over fences, it is a tad unusual that he will be making his debut over hurdles too today. In reality, he doesn’t have a whole lot to beat today. The Paul Nicholls runner Grace A Vous Enki pulled up last time out and Late Romantic was also pulled up last time out. The money could well be spot on.
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