Cheltenham Festival: Pertemps Final betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) analyses the field for the second race of Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, the Pertemps Final.

Pertemps Final | Thursday 12th March 2020, 14:10 | ITV1

The Pertemps Hurdle is typically the hardest race of the meeting to pick a winner but this year it may be different. There is one towards the top of the market who looks thrown in and may well be aimed here.

The Storyteller (11/2 Paddy Power) is a previous Festival winner over fences winning off a mark of 147, and runs here off just 2lbs higher.

He is a Grade 1 winner over fences and races off a mark 9lbs lower than his chase rating. He stayed on well into sixth last time out and it would not surprise me one bit if he's been layed out for this by Gordon Elliott.

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Pertemps Final – The Storyteller (11/2 each-way Paddy Power)

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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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