Free horse racing tips for Cheltenham Festival 2017 where Joseph O’Brien has a chance to land a double on the final day of the meeting.
At the start of the season last year’s winning Triumph Hurdle trainer Joseph O’Brien, responsible for Ivanovich Gorbatov despite his father’s name being recorded as the official handler, was quoted at 2-1 to repeat the feat this year, such was the potential firepower at his disposal. And, despite his final entry now standing at just one, bookmakers may have underestimated the chance of Landofhopeandglory who is the first Cheltenham tip at 16-1 with several firms including Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Coral.
Fourth in the Queens Vase on the Flat last year the son of High Chaparral won his first three starts over hurdles and can be forgiven his two recent defeats on soft/heavy ground. Owned by JP McManus who is responsible for hot favourite Defi Du Seuil and the well fancied Charlie Parcs, it would be no surprise to see his ‘ third-string ‘ come out on top with conditions likely to be more suitable on the final day of the festival.Back Landofhopeandglory with Boylesports
After winning last year’s Triumph Hurdle Ivanovich Gorbatov looked a potential Champion Hurdle contender but things have not gone to plan for the son of Montjeu who has failed to add to that win over Apple’s Jade in seven attempts. A look back at the juvenile final 12 months ago shows just what a strong renewal that was with the likes of Footpad, Lets Dance, Consul De Thaix and Sceau Royal well behind. Running off a mark of 150 in Friday’s County Hurdle, a return to that kind of form would give the five-year-old a tremendous chance of following up and has the profile of a gamble waiting to happen. It could pay big dividends to pair the two Cheltenham tips in an each way double in the hope of ending the Festival with a bang.Back Ivanovich Gorbatov with Boylesports
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1 point each-way Landofhopeandglory 16-1 Boylesports
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1 point each-way double 16-1 and 16-1 Boylesports