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The fate of so-called “good things” at the Cheltenham Festival
Simon Rowlands analyses the chances of some of the short-priced favourites at the Cheltenham Festival.
Another Cheltenham Festival looms, as do another handful of “good things” for which some punters cannot envisage defeat.
At the time of writing, there are four odds-on contenders at the 2018 jumps racing extravaganza: Buveur d’Air at 4/7 in the Champion Hurdle; Apple’s Jade at 4/6 in the Mares Hurdle; Samcro at 4/5 in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle; and Altior at 8/11 in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
You would have to be one committed contrarian – to be fair, there are a few of you out there – to dispute that each has a decent chance, and yet their multiplied odds are a fraction over 7/1.