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Tip For Foxhunters Chase At Cheltenham:All Roads Lead To Rome In Foxhunters

Unbeaten in his last four races Road To Rome can see off rivals from several top stables to win Foxhunters for trainer JJ O’Shea.

ROAD TO ROME – 7-1 with William Hill. 4.10pm Cheltenham Friday 15th March.

ROAD TO ROME - 7-1 with Betfair 7/1 Betfred

The St James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase may not be the race of old when it could include potential Gold Cup or Grand National winners but the three mile two and a half furlong contest still takes plenty of winning and this year’s renewal looks as open as ever.

Road To Rome Hits A Rich Vein Of Form

When trained by Oliver Sherwood Road To Rome looked decidedly average on a mark of 109. Sent to the stable of JJ O’Shea in November the son of sprinter Choisir made the best possible start for new connections, winning three point-to-points in quick succession. Four runs in Hunter Chases have followed, all easy victories, and by an aggregate of over 66 lengths. Just how strong those wins are is unclear but the gelding has hardly seen a rival this year and with the likely services of top amateur Sam Waley-Cohen could run his rivals ragged at Prestbury Park.

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Stand Up And Fight For The Irish

Irish challenger Stand Up And Fight is sure to prove popular for trainer Enda Bolger and owner JP McManus but the 4-1 market leader (William Hill) encountered a shock defeat on his most recent start in a point-to-point and looks poor value at his current odds. Another Irish raider in Ucello Conti has to be feared for trainer Gordon Elliott but at eleven may just lack the pace of one or two of his rivals. Hazel Hill, also an eleven-year-old, has been well backed since beating a strong field including Shantou Flyer at Warwick in January but at the 7-1 on offer with William Hill in their latest ante-post Cheltenham betting odds Road To Rome is taken to come out on top.