Cheltenham Byrne Group plate
Cheltenham Festival race guide – Byrne Group plate betting
Whether you are counting your winning returns after the success of Big Bucks or staring at your empty wallet – the Bryne Group Plate provides yet another chance to make some more profit from those bookies or in the worst case scenario a chance to recoup some of your losses! Ran over a distance over two miles and five furlongs and with seventeen flights of fences to be negotiated, this handicap steeplechase is a tough one to get right and previous market vibes have proved inconclusive with 66/1 and 33/1 winners arriving home first in both 2008 and 2009. And the big prices didn’t stop there, Great Endeavour under a good ride from Danny Cook was an 18/1 winner the last time this race was ran. That’s an enormous average winning price of 39/1 in the last three runnings alone!
Byrne Group plate odds
Handicap steeplechases always draw large fields and last year saw twenty-four horses five years or older waved on by the starter’s orders and we can expect a similar number contesting the 2011 renewal. A long list of runner’s means there will be ample chances to pick out the winner but it may be best to stay clear of the favourite, one hasn’t won since the 1980s. And it’s very difficult to iron out any reoccurring trends in this race as horses with a range of different ages have been successful although in the 2000s at least Venetia Williams has had two 8yos in the winning enclosure. The 2009 Grand National winning trainer with Mon Mome won this in 2007 and 2009 but can she keep this sequence going with another in 2011? Nicky Henderson is another like Venetia who has tasted Plate success on two occasions during the last decade so keep an eye out for runners from both yards.
Byrne Group plate Form
Analysing the form of runners in this race has proved fruitless in recent renewals but look for those horses that have had previous Cheltenham Festival experience and maybe those that have had a relatively light National Hunt racing season. The best horse in the race probably won’t win the 2011 Byrne Group Plate as past results have shown, so as a general rule of thumb look for those who have the necessary chasing attributes – jumping technique, good pace and stamina. They should all be firmly embedded in ones mindset.
Your guesses for this one are probably as good as mine – the top yards and stables always deserve respect and those are the horses to keep on your side. Look back at your picks form and if improvement is likely there is a good chance it may come in this race as the jumping season enters full swing.
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