Cheltenham Festival: County Handicap Hurdle betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) is on hand to dissect the always competitive County Hurdle, the second race of Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival.

County Handicap HurdleFriday 13th March 2019, 14:10 | ITV1

The County Hurdle is the big betting race of the day and one of the few handicaps of the seasons I look forward to. It's a typically wide open race however there is one here who may appreciate the drop in company from Grade 1 races.
Aramon (8/1 Bet365) has spent his last seven starts in Grade 1 company and drops into handicaps here. He has a big weight but he shapes like a horse who will appreciate the test of a handicap more than a graded race. He's not short of pace, is still relatively unexposed and could use this as a return ticket to the big leagues.

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County Handicap Hurdle – Aramon each-way (8/1 Bet365)

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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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