Unibet’s Will Petit brings us the best backed horses on Unibet Champion Hurdle day.
20/1 from 50/1
Punters are thinking outside the box as the rain buckets down here at Cheltenham. BRANDON CASTLE has been backed from 50/1 into 20/1 for the opener. The 7yo is unbeaten over hurdles and has winning form on soft ground.
3.30pm – Unibet Champion Hurdle
16/1 from 22/1
It’s ESPOIR D’ALLEN who’s on the move for our race today as punters get stuck in each-way. Beaten just once in eight hurdle outings he’s another outsider who should relish the ground following sustained rainfall all morning.
10/1 from 16/1
Alan King might just have plotted GOOD MAN PAT out for this. He was highly tried latest and didn’t win too far the time before, perhaps to protect the mark. This has now been a sustained gamble and, with form on heavy and over further, we can see him getting shorter still. We are paying AN EXTRA PLACE on this race and the 2.50pm
Biggest Loser on Day 1
Our biggest liability on day one is Apple’s Jade. The traders want to see this beat!