Cheltenham 2.40 (Greatwod Hurdle) tips – not mad to back Jack

Cheltenham 2.40 tips - not mad to back Jack

Greatwood Hurdle

Mad Jack Mytton

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Betting Tip: Mad Jack Mytton @ 16/1 with bet365

A hugely competitive renewal and a case can be made for plenty. I’ve had my eye on Harry Fry’s Mick Jazz all week as he looks dangerous near the foot of the handicap and has clearly been laid out for this by his shrewd handler. However, his lack of a run is off-putting as, while five of the last ten winners were making their reappearance, that still makes it just eight in 25 years overall. For that reason the four-year-old, who has not raced since last December, is swerved at his single-figure price. And it’s not like we’re short on alternatives.

Dan Skelton’s Superb Story is disputing favouritism at around the 8/1 mark, but the horse he beat last time, MAD JACK MYTTON, is better off at the weights and is much the better value of the pair at twice those odds. Jonjo O’Neill’s charge looked hugely progressive when landing his last two starts last term and should strip a lot fitter for his reappearance run at Wetherby, which is a track that would have played more to the strengths of the winner. A 5lb pull for a two-and-a-quarter length beating should be enough to allow him to reverse the form and there is almost certainly better to come from the five-year-old, who is a half-brother to the same stable’s Johns Spirit; a standing dish on the Old Course here.

Betting Tip: Mad Jack Mytton @ 16/1 with bet365

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