A 24 runner Cheltenham handicap, so it’s 2 against the field at nice prices.
Tobefair run up a right sequence in 2017 winning 7 on the bounce and then running in this event behind Presenting Percy, although the ground was quicker than ideal that day and his handicap mark had understandably sneaked up. Understandably a slight loss of form after and an attempt over fences which didn’t seem to work, he returned to hurdles last time and ran a massive race, finishing strongly into 2nd place. He’s now nicely handicapped again and this stiffer test of stamina will suit, he’s a massive price.
Not Many Left is quite the opposite in terms of experience, as he’s very much unexposed having raced just 8 times, winning twice which include an impressive maiden victory at Navan on soft ground, beating a couple of nice types. He also won last time when coming over to Huntingdon and although the winning margin was only a neck, he won with a bit in hand. Up just 4lbs for that run, he looks to be potentially well handicapped. – Result Tobefair 2nd 40/1 9Adv 66/1) & Not Many Left 3rd 16/1