If you like big field handicaps when you bet on Cheltenham then the Paddy Power Plate is a race for you.
This race always offers a competitive field and that means big odds available for those spending Cheltenham free bets.
Horses that line up here are usually the ones we have been watching all season in the big handicaps.
Many of them will have ran against each other before, so make sure you look out for key pieces of form.
Plenty come here with chances and there is a case to be made for multiple runners. However, a regular at Cheltenham, and a horse who ran very well in this race last year is the one that we like.
The horse is Mister Whitaker, he’s won at Cheltenham before and finished 3rd in this contest off 152 12 months ago.
He comes back off 150, so is bang there in terms of the handicap mark he has. Yes, he may not have been as good this season, but he is a huge price and is worth chancing for a return to form simply based on that alone.
The Mick Channon runner has everything in place to run a good race if he can bounce back to form.
We are currently 8/1 the field for this contest, and the chances are that the betting will stick around that kind of mark, unless there is a huge gamble on the day.
So, that means you can go and back the favourite each way if you wish, so this is certainly a race to think about your each way betting in.
Farclas and Cornflated, two Irish runners, head the market, followed by a huge number of runners who are priced between 10/1 and 20/1. These include names such as Spiritofthegames, Umbrigado and our pick Mister Whitaker.
*Odds correct at time of writing