Festival Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) Betting Odds
The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) – 16:10PM
This two mile four furlongs race is a hugely valuable Handicap Chase and is worth well over £100,000 in prize money. This is always a hotly contested steeplechase on St Patrick’s Thursday, as the card begins to wind down after the feature Graded action.
In 2017, Irish trainer Noel Meade finally broke his baron spell at the Cheltenham Festival in recent years, when his Road To Respect stayed on best up the hill to score at 14/1 and with the Noel Meade stable doing really well again this season, it could pay to look out for all of his runners at Cheltenham, but particularly in this race.
Frodon may well have earned his place in the Ryanair Chase line-up, but jockey Bryony Frost’s 5lb claim is valuable if connections want to keep the horse in handicap company. He’d carry a big weight, but would definitely run a big race.
Former Cheltenham Festival winner Tully East will be well fancied again, while the well regarded Benie Des Dieux is exciting, along with the potentially improving Hell’s Kitchen.
Don’t discount a big run from last year’s runner up Baron Alco, who acts well to bet on Cheltenham and will probably be a big price on the day.
- Tully East – 10/1
- Benie Des Dieux – 10/1
- Hell’s Kitchen – 14/1
- Clan Des Obeaux – 14/1
- Baron Alco – 16/1
- Frodon – 16/1
- Tombstone – 20/1
- Bon Papa – 20/1
- Ballyalton – 25/1
- Theinval – 25/1
- Le Prezien – 25/1