Cheltenham 3.05 tips – Tent can roll back the years

Cheltenham 3.05 tips - Tent can roll back the years

My Tent Or Yours

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Betting Tip: @ My Tent Or Yours @ 5/1 with paddypower

The New One has won three of the last four editions and he looks sure to make a bold bid for a four-timer after showing the fire still burns in his belly in a couple of handicap starts this season, including when fourth under a big weight in the Greatwood last time. He’s a backable 2/1 too largely thanks to the presence of Willie Mullins’ Melon, who was one of last season’s hype horses and has gone some way to justifying it with a couple of seconds at Cheltenham and Punchestown in the spring, before a convincing success at Down Royal on his reappearance last month. However, he still has plenty to find on the ratings with today’s principals and that he is disputing favouritism here is surely more to do with his reputation and that of his connections.

I’m loathe to take on The New One at one of his favourite tracks, but he is giving 6lb to MY TENT OR YOURS whose course form is arguably even more impressive, with a couple of Champion Hurdle seconds amongst the highlights on his CV. He had The New One behind in fifth when chasing home stablemate Buveur D’Air here in March and then having filled the same spot at Aintree he was just a length and a half away from landing the Punchestown Champion Hurdle on his final outing of last season. Now settling much better than in his younger days, he’s still at the peak of his powers at the age of ten and a recent racecourse gallop at Newbury will have have put him spot on for a race that has been a long-term target. At 5/1 with Paddy Power, he’s certainly a shade of value against the front pair and will be carrying my cash.

Betting Tip: @ My Tent Or Yours @ 5/1 with paddypower

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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