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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2022 TOP TIP: Dom’s NAP | Friday’s Best Bet

Today’s best bet at the Cheltenham Festival is a best-priced 20-1 shot

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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.

Gordon Elliott at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Can Gordon Elliot train the winner of the finale at this year’s Cheltenham Festival?

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.

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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.

2HE2DW3 Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill goes on to win the Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) at Sandown Park Racecourse. Picture date: Saturday January 8, 2022.
Ireland currently lead the Prestbury Cup 11-10 heading into Friday

That aside, he beat a subsequent Listed victor at Listowel back in September and the drying ground will really help his chances.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.