Stayers’ Hurdle Tips and Betting Offers, Cheltenham Festival Day Three, Thursday 15th March 2018
The Cheltenham Festival is home to some of the biggest races of the National Hunt season. Alongside the races known around the world like the Gold Cup, the Festival hosts a selection of speciality races like Thursday’s feature, the Stayers’ Hurdle.
Most hurdle races are held over shorter distances than those over fences but the Stayers’ Hurdle takes place over three miles. The specialist nature of the race lends itself to multiple winners but we’ll have a new winner in 2018. The question is, which of the top quality entrants will it be?
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There are 17 runners declared for this year’s Stayers’ Hurdle meaning it could be the most well attended renewal since 2008. Heading the large field is Sam Spinner who has shone a great deal since making the step up in class this season. He picked up his first graded win at an incredibly boggy Haydock Park in November, cruising to a 17 length victory. The win made him one of the main contenders for the Long Walk Hurdle the following month and he had the better of the tough competition to seal his first Grade 1 win. The six-year-old has relished being tried out over a longer distance and with his stamina in no doubt here, he will take some beating on Thursday.
Yan Not The Man
Yanworth is one of his main rivals but he’s not quite the horse he once was. Well beaten and later disqualified at the Festival last year, he did at least bounce back a month later with a one length win in the Aintree Stayers’ Hurdle. Since then however he’s struggled to push on. He’s been the favourite in all his races this season but finished twice defeated and on his last outing he only just managed to cling on during what was an unconvincing display. Alan King’s chestnut gelding is not a horse you can trust to perform and at 11/2 with Ladbrokes he provides little appeal.
Sundae Not Super
Supasundae (11/2, BetVictor) was the horse edged out by Yanworth at Aintree at the end of last season but he’s looked the better of the pair this campaign. Last time out the eight-year-old had the beating of Faugheen although a two mile win isn’t going to help him a great deal for this test. At the end of 2017 though he was tried out over three miles and finished only half a length behind the immensely talented Apple’s Jade. This Christmas Hurdle performance would suggest he has half a chance here but he doesn’t look quite as strong as Sam Spinner.
Unow Each Way Value When You See It
Bacardys’ (9/1, BetVictor) two outings this season, an unimpressive third and a fall at Leopardstown remove any appeal he may have had. Unowhatimeanharry is another who has failed to return to the level of last season but Harry Fry’s horse is, unlike Bacardys, worth taking a gamble on. The 10-year-old was such a fine horse over three miles last season, winning big races such as the Champion Stayers Hurdle and Long Walk Hurdle. His best showings often came after there had been a fair amount of rain too so conditions at Cheltenham aren’t likely to hurt his chances. He’s been given a decent rest since soundly beaten in this season’s Long Walk Hurdle and Fry is confident that his horse can return with a bang here.