Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham ante-post bet
I am having an early punt on the Grade Two 2m1f Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham this weekend. Goshen lost the Triumph Hurdle in spectacular fashion back in March unseating over the last with clear daylight between him and his pursuers. I wasn't on so can perhaps forgive him easier than others might! He gets in here with only 11-stone to carry and has a massive chance, but everyone will be holding their breath at the last. He has had a couple of runs on the Turf to keep him fit and I am not that bothered by the fact he was beaten in both, hurdling is his game. Trainer Gary Moore said talking to reporters on Monday this week “We’re really looking to it, he’s been very good the last few weeks. He had a little school this morning, in the indoor school, and he was very quick and accurate and I couldn’t be happier. People were quite rude about his jumping before Cheltenham, but I was convinced it would be fine and it was – apart from what happened at the last and that was just a freak accident. Otherwise he was spot on at everything. We’ll see if our grass is good enough to work on in the morning and if it is he’ll do his last piece of work. He’ll be scoped afterwards and all being well he’ll head to Cheltenham.......... I’m desperate to get to Cheltenham, the only way he wouldn’t run is if he’s not well or there is firm in the going description.” The going was described as good to soft on Tuesday with it staying cold and a chance of a shower Friday forecast. Paddy Power are the standout 5-2 and I have it.