16.20 Punchestown Price Boost: Cheltenian 7/2 to score for Hobbs
Trainer Philip Hobbs has a superb strike rate with his runners at the Punchestown Festival, and Coral are offering a special price of ? about Cheltenian further enhancing it in this 2m 4f contest.
The price is available exclusively to bets placed via mobile, up to a maximum of £20 per customer.
That looks terrific value given that Hobbs has 25% strike rate with his runners at the track since 2000, saddling eight winners and nine placed horses from 36 runners.
Cheltenian is also the form horse in the line-up and officially rated 3lbs and upwards clear of his rivals.
The eight-year-old has a touch of class, as he showed when winning the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011.
The son of Astarabad has been lightly raced since, enduring two lengthy spells on the sidelines through injury.
However, he returned to action this season ith a smooth success at Uttoxeter and has since ran really well in two ultra-competitive handicaps.
In the first of those, Cheltenian was beaten just four lengths when finishing fourth of 20 to Splash Of Ginge in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.
The form of that race looks strong in the context of this contest, as does his fourth of 22 to Clondaw Kaempfer in a 2m 4f handicap hurdle at Aintree last month.
A repeat of those efforts would make Cheltenian the one they have to to beat, and Coral’s enhanced price of ? looks cracking value for a horse with a rock solid profile.
The ? is sure to be very popular, so if you fancy Cheltenian then the advice is to get it while it lasts.