Following 11/1, 18/1 and 33/1 places yesterday, Steve Ryder previews the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. P&L +8.97pts.
4:50 Cheltenham- Epatante 2/1 (2pt)
Epatante has had a huge reputation since joining Nicky Henderson from France and has won well in her two starts for new connections. She won at Kempton in November when sent off 8/15 but won in a canter by 3 ½ lengths at the finish. She was then sent off 1/6 at Exeter last month for a weak novice hurdle under a penalty where she won easily by the same distance.
Connections have placed her well as she hasn’t got the 5lb penalty for winning a graded race here so she receives weight from most of the field and now fitted with a hood to try to settle her, Epatante should prove hard to beat.
4:50 Cheltenham- Epatante 2/1 (2pt) click here for best odds
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