Picking a Cheltenham Festival 2018 Winner

Many punters will spend lots of time going through the cards looking for the value at the Cheltenham festival. We can help you further! Check out this horse generator which will hopefully select you a winning horse at the 2018 Cheltenham festival. The Gold Cup again has an open look to it with the latest Cheltenham betting odds making the Nicky Henderson trained Might Bite as the 10/3 favourite.

The 9 year old son of Scorpion has always had an incredible amount of ability but has not always had his head firmly on the game. His record under rules now stands at 9 victories in his 14 starts that have included his last 5. He has put in some breath-taking performances in the last few seasons so his position at the head of betting is justified.

Back in December 2016 and the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase, Might Bite was sent off at 11/2 but put in a jaw dropping performance. He pulled 18 lengths ahead before falling at the last in which he was about to clock a very fast time. This performance was the first time Might Bite firmly establish himself as one of the most exciting horses around. This was also another indication of the horse not always have his mind on the job in the finishing stages of a race.

Is Might Bite just very tired at the end of his races or does he have so much ability that he is getting bored? His performance in the RSA Novices Chase (Grade 1) at the Cheltenham festival will forever remain in the memory as he again put in a faultless round of jumping and pulled 12 lengths clear approaching the last. Following jumping the last he started to idle while veering right and came to almost a stop before his stablemate Whisper joined him. He then realised the race was not over and picked up to get back up by a nose on the line.

This RSA performance firmly showed the endless engine the horse has but how good is Might Bite? His next major start was his most recent in the King George V1 Chase (Grade 1) over Christmas. He put a faultless round of jumping and seemed to be far more professional drawing four lengths clear only to idle without the jockey ever having to get serious. The horse continues to win but form beating Double Shuffle (50/1 shot) does not scream out Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. However all will be revealed March 16th.

 

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