The last race at Cheltenham this Saturday is the SSS Super Alloys Handicap Hurdle. This class 2 handicap is run over 2 miles and 179 yards and is open to horses aged 4 years or older. 16 runners go to post and the off time is 4.10.
Several bookmakers offer each-way terms of 5 places which makes the race a decent betting proposition. This is a relatively low-key event and the key protagonists are unlikely to be seen in the winner’s enclosure at the highly-anticipated Cheltenham Festival in 7 weeks time. I have looked at the statistics for this race and these are my key conclusions.
Take a break
Horses should ideally have a reasonable rest. There have been 31 horses that last ran less than 28 days ago and they have all lost. Those that last ran between 28 and 76 days ago have 8 wins from 45 attempts and a level stakes profit of £21.
Those horses in the top 3 of the betting have not performed well. They have provided just 1 win from 28 runs and a loss of 23 points. The less fancied horses have produced 7 wins from 50 runs and a profit of 11 points.
Follow the form book
It is best to side with horses that have shown winning form in their last 10 runs. Those horses that have not won have a record of 0 from 12.
Lower weights have a better record than their heavier opponents. Horses carrying more than 10st 12lbs have won just 2 from 40 with a loss of 14 points. There are four horses that match these criteria.
SSS Super Alloys Hurdle betting tips
Usually, I would pick just one or two horses from the field to back but this race offers a number of horses I think are worth taking a look at with varying prices on offer for them.
PIKAR – available at 5/1 with Bet365
NELLS SON – available at 12/1 with Bet365
HYSTERE BERE – available at 18/1 with Ladbrokes
MALAKAHNA – available at 25/1 with Bet365
I recommend backing these each way for this upcoming race.
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All odds accurate at the time of writing.