Best handicap bets for Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival 2015
Plenty of competitive handicap contests on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival and we have provided a pair of e/w betting tips to get stuck into ante-post.
Handicap Betting Tips Cheltenham Festival
Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase
It looks like connections have been sitting and waiting for the Festival with BARRAKILLA (E/W) (20/1 Ladbrokes) who still looks as if he has a bit in hand on his current mark. On both of his runs this season he has looked as if a step-up to three miles will bring further improvement so this could be the more likely of his two Cheltenham Festival engagements. He got a little outpaced on his latest start at a crucial time at Prestbury Park when finishing behind Niceonefrankie but stayed on up the hill to good effect. Good ground suits well and he has all the hallmarks of one laid out for a big Festival run.
Cheltenham Club Novices Handicap Chase
KILLALA QUAY (E/W) (20/1 bet365) has plenty of potential engagements at Cheltenham but this looks the most likely. He hasn't exactly made a big splash over fences this season but the form of the races he has been beaten in looks strong. The ground will have been softer than ideal on all three occasions and he blatantly failed to stay 3m at Doncaster. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles last year, his best effort came at the Festival when fourth, only beaten six lengths by Faugheen in last year’s the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle. Grade 2 winner Cole Harden and multiple Grade 1 winner Lieutenant Colonel were both behind on that day along with plenty rated in the 130's. On that form he would have a great chance off his current mark back on better ground and he is worth backing.
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