Punters field against Buck's
Michael Shinners has the news from the Sky Bet trading room of today's Cheltenham Festival market movers.
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This French import has been something of a buzz horse before he even set foot on a British racecourse. He enhanced his reputation with an impressive win at Newbury following his debut at Warwick and he's been well backed to provide Alex Hamond with a winning tip of the day.
Ben Linfoot gave this fellow a positive mention in his Value Bet column and he's proved popular with our punters too. A good third in the 2012 Albert Bartlett, he went close on his second start back after a long absence and the form of his latest run could hardly be working out any better with Whisper winning her yesterday.
A couple of those near the top of the market have the odd question to answer and people seem keen to find something to take them on with and Philip Hobbs' charge is proving popular. Conditions are more suitable than when he pulled up in the King George, cheekpieces are added to the armoury and he has plenty of course form to his name.
Our day could rest on the success, or otherwise, of the star Irish mare as many people won't hear of defeat. There's also plenty of support for Mouse Morris' runner who chased home The New One in the Neptune last season and has been brought steadily back to his peak after a serious injury in the spring and there seems to be a lack of confidence behind the veteran Big Buck's.
Jim Culloty saddled the RSA winner in these silks 12 months ago when Lord Windermere improved for the better ground and the faster conditions could also bring about an upturn in the fortunes of this seven year old who wasn't disgraced when he came over for a sighter at the track back in November.