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Ultimate can spring a surprise on the final day at Cheltenham

| 13.11.2011

The third day of Cheltenham sees some fantastic races lined up with some some great horses running.

The Greatwood Handicap Hurdle may be the highlight, but there are three other televised races that promise plenty of brilliant betting…

Cheltenham 1.10 – Al Ferof @4/5

The Paul Nicholls-trained horse has been entered to secure the services of Ruby Walsh and it should pay dividends.

Al Ferof won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March on his last run and Nicholls – who has won the previous three renewals of the race – is convinced the five-year-old is getting better all the time.

Cheltenham 1.45 – Woolcombe Folly @1/1

Once again it’s the combination of Nicholls and Walsh that head into the race as favourites and Woolcombe Folly is difficult to oppose having already won over the course and distance.

He’s reportedly had a good summer and, as he’s receiving weight from main rival Gauvain, he looks like a very decent bet.

Cheltenham 2.20 – Ultimate @ 16/1

Pateese may be the 6/1 favourite but there’s plenty of value to be found elsewhere in this race.

Moon Dice looks tempting at 8/1 especially after being raced lightly and winning at Galway back in July, but this may prove a step too far.

Ultimate is an extremely tempting proposition at 16/1. The Brian Ellison-trained horse won by seven lengths on the flat at Catterick last month and, if Danny Cook can get him settled early on, a bet on Ultimate could lead to a very decent payout.

Cheltenham 2.55 – Ultravox @ 16/1

The Jeremey Scott-trained horse has been in great form and won a competitive handicap hurdle at Haydock back in April and was excellent in a win over a similar distance at Uttoxeter last month.

An each-way punt on the four-year-old looks well worth considering.



Richard Anderson