Pertemps Network Final Perdiction: A Great View Can Prove Best For Owner Jp Mcmanus
The Cheltenham Festival wouldn’t be the same without plenty of JP McManus-owned runners in the handicaps and with four entries in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle the powerful Irishman has a great chance of taking the three mile contest, the second race on day three.
His Glenloe heads the betting at 7-1 with several bookmakers including Betvictor, Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook following three creditable efforts this season, the most recent being third place in a qualifier at Leopardstown just after Christmas. A close second on that occasion and seven and a half lengths in front of Gordon Elliott’s charge was another McManus runner in A Great View and at 16-1 the mount of Jody McGarvey is taken to confirm that form on 5lb worse terms.
The Dennis Cullen-trained son of Kayf Tara was given plenty to do by pilot Mark Welsh in that race and after looking to have a hopeless task going to the last the pair failed by just a short head to catch the winner Mine Now. The seven-year-old finished fifth in a big field handicap back at Leopardstown in February after being given a sympathetic ride by Barry Geraghty and looks to have been trained with this race in mind for some time.
A Great View just creeps into the race off bottom weight and with the trip and ground ideal the horse is sure to be coming hard and late at the business end of the race. The other two McManus runners – Sort It Out and Protek Des Flos – are capable of going well but at the 33-1 available with sportingbet the consistent The Mighty Don is a big priced alternative.
It was a great day for @PaulKealyRP yesterday with 10-1 and 15-2 winners from just three selections and now here's his only Leopardstown bet all weekend – A Great View in the 2.25 pic.twitter.com/SUCBzmJRFx— Weekender (@RPWeekender) February 4, 2018