Punters take Annual Dare
Michael Shinners with all of the latest Cheltenham movers from the Sky Bet trading room.
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Nicky Henderson has had some decent performers in his novice team and it wouldn't be a complete surprise if better ground brings about better results.
In great form at present and his claimer takes off a valuable 7lb in this ultra-competitive handicap and we've also seen support for Anay Turge (33/1 from 50/1) who though more exposed, is also chasing a third win on the spin and Tom Scudamore is clearly riding at the top of his game.
Everyone seems to be searching for an alternative to a very short priced favourite and David Pipe's stable form appears to be very much on the mind of Sky Bet punters this morning.
Nico de Boinville's stock as a rider has increased manyfold over this meeting and the former point-to-point horse is still popular despite accruing a 11lb rise for his last victory. There's also support for Thomas Crapper (20/1 from 25/1) who has won twice previously at Prestbury Park.
Not one of the more obvious candidates for the finale but ran well here in the Champion bumper a number of years ago and a few signs of recovery on his latest outing.