Punters take Annual Dare

  • By: Michael Shinners
  • Last Updated: March 14 2014, 15:07 GMT

Michael Shinners with all of the latest Cheltenham movers from the Sky Bet trading room.

Sky Bet have fielded support for a JP McManus-runner in the County Hurdle
Sky Bet have fielded support for a JP McManus-runner in the County Hurdle

1.30 Triumph Hurdle - Royal Irish Hussar 8/1 from 10/1

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.

2.05 County Hurdle - Never Enough Time 12/1 from 14/1

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.

2.40 Albert Bartlett - Kings Palace 11/4 from 7/2

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.

4.40 Martin Pipe Hurdle - Full Shift 11/2 from 7/1

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.

5.15 Grand Annual - Dare Me 22/1 from 28/1

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.

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