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Un Temps Pour Tout looks the World Hurdle value

| 26.01.2015

Saphir Du Rheu may have won the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day but for me the third home Un Temps Pour Tout came out of the race with the most credit and looks the value of the pair in the ante post market for the World Hurdle.

The David Pipe trained gelding got beat just 2 3/4 lengths having really impressed with his slick jumping throughout the 3m Grade 2 contest.

The six-year-old travelled strongly into the race two from home until being unable to quicken after the last, and was not unduly knocked about once it was clear he would not be winning.

It was cracking effort given it was Un Temp Pour Tout’s first run for 266 days against race-fit rivals, and he looks sure to come on significantly for the outing.

Un Temps Pour Tout also raced very keenly in the early stages, and it was only his fourth start since joining Pipe for a huge sum after showing smart form in France.

The son of Robin Des Champs looked the real deal in the second of those when slamming Cole Harden by 16 lengths at Ascot despite being heavily eased down, and rounded off his first campaign for Pipe with a solid third of 25 to Deep Trouble under top weight of 11st 10lb in a valuable handicap Hurdle at Punchestown last May.

His run in the Cleeve suggests he won’t have to improve much to play a leading role in the World Hurdle on Thursday, March 12th, and Coral’s current price of 16/1 looks big in comparison to the 6/1 on offer for Saphir Du Rheu.

At the odds on offer, I think Un Temps Pour Tout is decent each-way value in what looks a wide open renewal.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.