Cheltenham – Triumph Hurdle: Small And Humble Stakes On The Favourite

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL fanatic Graeme Johnston (GraemeJ_83) offers his thought's on Friday's opener.

1:30 Cheltenham | Kim Muir Challenge Cup | ITV4

I am fairly confident about APPLES SHAKIRA for Nicky Henderson in this one although the Irish duo of Mullins and Elliot just seem to be unstoppable the year so we really do need to be conscious of their runners including Stormy Ireland,  Farclas and MR ADJUDICATOR, the latter of whom has strong form and I think will go well for a confident Paul Townsend.

I think the sensible thing to do here is back Apples Shakira to win and Mr Adjudicator each way without going mad on either of them.  These juvenile races are tough to predict as we saw on Wednesday with a 33/1 winner in the Fred Winter.

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1:30 Cheltenham | Triumph Hurdle – Mr Adjudicator (7/1 each-way BetBright)

1:30 Cheltenham | Triumph Hurdle – Apples Shakira (11/8 BetBright)

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I grew up watching Hearts games with my dad and playing football at every opportunity so betting on it was the logical next step! Football coupons became a Saturday ritual and it introduced me into the world of horse racing. I started watching it on a regular basis, and after Galileo's Derby win in 2001 I was hooked. I follow both flat and national hunt racing attending the northern meetings when possible.

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