20,883/1 Cheltenham Festival E/W Lucky


With Cheltenham now less than a month away, we've got right in the festival mood with this MASSIVE 20,883/1 E/W Lucky 15 for you guys.

With picks from the Ultima Handicap Chase, Champion Hurdle, Ryanair Chase & Marsh Novices Chase, we've given a descriptive reason on why we think these horses will be capable of upsetting the odds at decent prices.

Have a read of the bet below and don't forget to tweet us in your thoughts to @TWEnclosure!

Ultima Handicap Chase - Vinndication 8/1

The Ultima Handicap Chase is typically one of the harder races to pick a winner out of but this year there is one stand out horse for us and that's Kim Bailey's VINNDICATION.

The Gelding got off to a faultless start under rules and was unbeaten as a hurdler and 2/2 chasing before he came across Defi Du Seuil in back to back defeats including in last years JLT Novices Chase.

Despite those two defeats, he underwent wind surgery and after a 233 day rest, he bolted up in the Grade 3 Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot. That looked a very strong race for a Grade 3 and with him well rested and fresh for Cheltenham, he's going to take all the beating.


Champion Hurdle - Supasundae 16/1

Now for the biggy, the Champion Hurdle.

It looks set to be arguably the most wide open renewal of the race in recent years with the two Nicky Henderson trained nags EPATANTE and PENTLAND HILLS at the top of the market.

Despite the pair been rather prominent on the antepost, we've gone for experience over youth with the ever so popular SUPASUNDAE.

The 10 year-old has ran at the Festival the last five years with his most notable run to date coming in the 2017 Coral Cup where he held off Taquin Du Seuil to win by two lengths. He then followed that up with an impressive second in the 2018 Stayers Hurdle however he was a 24 lengths 7th in that race last year.

Dropping back down to two miles, he returned from a 274 lay off with a 4¾ length defeat to the unbeaten Honeysuckle at Leopardstown earlier this month and with the rust now firmly off from that run, he really is capable of springing a surprise in the main event next month.

Marsh Novices Chase - Itchy Feet 6/1

The third pick for our huge E/W Lucky comes from this years Marsh Novices Chase.

The market is headed by the Willie Mullins trained ALLAHO however we've taken a real liking to Olly Murphy's stable star ITCHY FEET.

Listed winner as a novice hurdler, he was an impressive third of 16 in last years Supreme Novices Hurdle behind the winner Klassical Dream and second placed Thomas Darby. He made the switch to the larger obstacles towards the end of last year winning a Novices Chase at Leicester comfortably after going off at 1/5 but then his biggest career win to date came at Sandown at the start of this month.

Sent off at 7/1, he blew the field away in the Grade One Betway Scilly Isles Novices Chase and now looks a live threat to Allaho in next months race and it would be no surprise to see him go off at a win price.


Ryanair Chase - Un De Sceaux 20/1

The final pick in our 20,883/1 Cheltenham Antepost E/W Lucky comes in the Ryanair Chase and we've gone for another old timer in Willie Mullins's UN DE SCEAUX.

Quite easily one of the most popular horses on the circuit, he's built up a reputation for being a bit of a Cheltenham specialist with three wins and two places coming from his six runs at the course.

He won the Ryanair Chase back in 2017 and was then second in 2018 but finished a disappointing fifth in the race last year.

However, he's showed signs of getting back to his former self this season with two hard fought second places behind Champion Chase favourite DEFI DU SEUIL and if he builds on that form here, you'd be a fool to rule him out at such a big E/W price.