Sam Winner the first for big money in the Cheltenham handicaps
Sam Winner has been the subject of a sizeable ante post gamble this
afternoon to win the Pertemps Hurdle with Coral forced to cut him to 6/1
clear favourite from 8/1 after just a couple of hours trading.
The entries for the Cheltenham Festival handicaps were published at
noon and Sam Winner was the first horse customers came on for once Coral went
up with the prices at lunchtime.
“Sam Winner was placed in the Triumph Hurdle two years ago, so a repeat
of that kind of form off his current mark would give him a leading chance
in the Pertemps,” said Simon Clare.
“The size and intensity of the gamble this afternoon suggests those
close to the horse believe a repeat is on the cards”, added Clare.