CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL SELECTION: I A CONNECT | 5:30pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
After yesterday’s NAP was a fortunate winner, we’ve identified I A CONNECT as a very kind price in the Festival finale.
Gordon Elliot’s charge was last seen beating the Imperial Cup winner, Surprise Package, who also runs today, and the fact he has been kept fresh since November since means he could be really well in off a mark of 136.
Top rider Fergus Gregory takes the reins here and although the Cullentra yard have not fired on all cylinders this week as much as would've been hoped, they could be in for a strong finish.
He was a frustrating bumper horse for punters in the early phases of his career, but has been a solid recruit to timber, only defeated by the former Betfair Hurdle second and 140+ rated Ciel De Niege.
That aside, he beat a subsequent Listed victor at Listowel back in September and the drying ground will really help his chances.