Get your Cheltenham Festival betting off to a strong start
A brief interlude from normal football programming to give you a great tip for Cheltenham and some music from Bonio and co
Cousin Vinny is the 9/4 favourite to win the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – the opening race of the 2009 Cheltenham Festival. Paddy Power will refund all bets if Patrick Mullins’ mount triumphs, so you have the perfect chance to kick-off the week with a big win by backing against the favourite.
11 of the last 12 winners of this race had won their last race. This is good news for those backing against Cousin Vinny, who unseated his jockey on his last outing at Leopardstown.
Other key trends in this race include that nine of the last 12 winners have been aged either five or six while ten of the last 17 were Irish trained.
Second favourite Torphichen (6/1) is only four and wasn’t trained in Ireland but third and fourth favourites Go Native (10/1) and Kempes (11/1) meet all three specifications. Whether you choose to bet win or each-way on this race is entirely your choice because the money-back special applies to both.