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Cheltenham Bet Of The Week: Supasundae Looks A Super Bet In Stayers’ Hurdle

Runner-up 12 months ago Supasundae can go one better in the 2019 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle for trainer Jessica Harrington

SUPASUNDAE – 10-1 with Ladbrokes and Coral. 3.30pm Cheltenham Thursday 14th March.

Supasundae 10/1 @ Coral 10/1 Coral

With bookmakers going 7-1 the field the Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle looks the most open of the championship races at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival but at the 10-1 available with Ladbrokes and Coral last year’s runner-up Supasundae looks a cracking each-way bet for the three mile contest on day 3.

Supasundae Goes To Cheltenham In Top Form

Since coming home in front of his 24 rivals in the 2017 Coral Cup the Galileo gelding has proved a model of consistency, with form figures reading 232122122. Those two victories came in Grade 1 contests, the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle and Punchestown Champion Hurdle, both over two mile. The nine-year-old is equally effective over distances up to three mile and a recent second to leading Champion Hurdle contender Sharjah in the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown suggests that the gelding is value in the latest Cheltenham betting odds in the run-up to the festival, unlike last season’s Stayers’ Hurdle winner Penhill.

Penhill May Go To The Festival Without A Run

Willie Mullins’ fragile eight-year-old was making his seasonal debut in the race last year after almost a year off and failed to follow up at Punchestown six weeks later. Over eight months have now gone by and we have yet to see the Tony Bloom-owned son of Mount Nelson who looks a dodgy proposition where ante-post betting is concerned. The horse is a 7-1 chance with William Hill but only 5-1 with those firms going non runner no bet as part of their Cheltenham betting offers.

The admirable mare Apples Jade would be a tempting proposition at the 10-1 available with bookmakers if connections were to take advantage of the 7lb sex allowance but Tuesday’s Mares’ Hurdle is the plan as things currently stand. Emma Lavelle’s Paisley Park ( 12-1 Ladbrokes ) is unbeaten in three starts this season and should not be underestimated while the Tom George-trained Black Op ( 20-1 ) is due to revert back to the smaller obstacles after failing to impress over fences and last year’s Ballymore runner-up could prove best of those at a big price.