Cheltenham Festival: Stayers Hurdle betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) analyses the field for the highlight of Day 3 from the Cheltenham Festival, the Stayers Hurdle.

Stayers Hurdle | Thursday 12th March 2020, 15:30 | ITV1

The Stayers Hurdle is synonymous with horses who rack up multiple wins in the race and Paisley Park looks to add his name to that roll of honour that includes Big Bucks, Inglis Drever and Baracouda in recent memory. I believe he wins but I'm backing one each-way against him.

Penhill (16/1 Bet365) is also a previous winner of the race and has won twice at the meeting before so ticks a massive box in course form. He wasn't quite right last season and missed the meeting but he's been aimed here all season.

He stays well and his last start where second in the Boyne Hurdle should have put him spot on. He could be the one in betting without the favourite or as an each-way alternative in the main market.

Best Bets

Stayers Hurdle – Penhill  (16/1 each-way 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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