Cheltenham Festival 2019 Ante Postcast: Gold Cup | Champion Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Ante Postcast: Gold Cup | Champion Hurdle

Updated: 29/02/2024

Maddy Playle, Tom Segal, Nick Watts and Betfred's Darren Hughes with the first in a new series of shows that look at the ante-post markets for the Cheltenham Festival 2019. This week the team take an in-depth look at the Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle.

On the show:
– On today's Cheltenham Festival ante-post Postcast, the team have a horse-by-horse look at the Cheltenham Gold Cup, where Presenting Percy is ante-post favourite despite not having run this season.

– Can Native River become the first horse since Best Mate to defend the Gold Cup? Will Road To Respect improve on last year's run? Or will Clan Des Obeaux build on his King George win? The team give their views, tips and best bets.

– We also look at the Champion Hurdle, where Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'Air bids to become a three-time winner, but has his defeat to stablemate Verdana Blue thrown the race wide open?

– The team assess the chances of Sharjah, Melon and Supasundae, predict the likely race for Apple's Jade & Laurina and offer their tips and best bets (including a 66-1 shot).

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Next week: Champion Chase and Stayers' Hurdle

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6 thoughts on “Cheltenham Festival 2019 Ante Postcast: Gold Cup | Champion Hurdle”

  1. Jason says:

    Maddy has a very irritating voice. Makes the podcast unlistenable unfortunately. Made it to 2 minutes before her screeching became too much. Please get a new host.

  2. s askew says:

    Why do this the day before entries for the champion hurdle ??
    Makes Darren look fookin stupid.

  3. Road 2 respect will win it if Jack Kennedy the pilot

  4. I love native river and I'm irish

  5. Dimp Dimp says:

    Paul Nicholls commented after the King George that the novice race over C+D was won in only a 1 sec slower time…don't have time to look up the times but that doesn't sit with KG being a burn up?

  6. Presenting percy to win…al boum photo E/W….laurina to win…Saldier E/W. although i wouldn't rule out apples jade taking her chance in the champion, as it looks like she could go to the irish champion in a few weeks time and is 7/4 favourite at the moment. if she wins that she could go.

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