Cheltenham: Foxhunters Chase betting preview

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RACING boff Gaurav Chaddah (@Gchaddahjourno) analyses the field in the Amateur Gold Cup for us, the Foxhunters.

Foxhunters Chase | Friday 15th March 2019, 16:10 | ITV1

Stand Up And Fight (9/2 Ladbrokes) is a justified favourite here for Edna Bolger, who has won this race three times. The seven-year-old will be ridden by top amateur Derek O’Connor and has been primed for this race ever since his win at Down Royal in December, however a lengthy lay off could go against him.

Ucello Conti (5/1 SkyBet) has a ton of good handicap form to his name and has won two hunter chases for Gordon Elliot this season, and with the services of Jamie Codd is also sure to go well too. Meanwhile, Caid Du Berlais (10/1 Betfair) struggled towards the latter end of this race last year on heavy ground and may want the ground to be a little firmer.

Road To Rome (7/1 Bet365) is unbeaten since joining Joe O’Shea and was impressive at Haydock last time, winning by 34 lengths. He jumped the large fences at Haydock extremely well and the hope would be can continue that at Cheltenham, where has never raced before but is on a roll now and is race fit against some of the older horses.

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Foxhunter Chase – Road To Rome to win (7/1 Bet365)

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