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Who would be the Standout Horses on the 2022 Cheltenham Competition?

Who would be the Standout Horses on the 2022 Cheltenham Competition?

The countdown to the Cheltenham Competition is nearly over! There are lower than two weeks to go till the well-known Prestbury Park assembly will get underway within the Cotswolds and jumps racing followers everywhere in the United Kingdom and Eire will probably be eagerly anticipating the minute the racecourse reopens its gates to spectators for the Competition after a two-year absence due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Whereas the extra avid punters can have already used their Cheltenham sign-up provide to get the perfect worth out of the ante-post markets, it’s not too late to make use of yours. So, with that in thoughts, let’s check out 4 horses who might stand out because the cream of the crop at this yr’s Competition. Learn on to seek out out extra! 


‘The Queen of Knockeen’, there’s little question that Honeysuckle will as soon as once more be the star of the present on Champions Day (day one). The eight-year-old simply oozes pure class and brilliance, as displayed twice on the Competition already — profitable the Grade 1 Mares’ Hurdle in 2020 and the opening card’s function by over six lengths away from Sharjah final yr.

The Henry de Bromhead-trained horse has prolonged her unbeaten streak to 14 over fences with a further two top-level wins this yr and the Champion Chase will victory quantity 15 on her glittering CV. You may’t be the principle attraction, and never be a standout horse! 


Trying to have an equally as huge impression as Honeysuckle on Girls’ Day (day two), Shishkin will probably be hoping that his unbeaten chasing document stays intact after the Queen Mom Champion Chase — the function race on the second day of the Competition. It’s a contest that everyone is wanting ahead to, with the Nicky Henderson-trained horse and Energumene set to reignite their rivalry after Shishkin gained a implausible renewal of the Clarence Home Chase at Ascot again in January. The eight-year-old proved any doubters flawed that day and a second victory over the Willie Mullins-trained horse will solely assist his inventory rise additional within the chasing division. 


It was solely a matter of time earlier than a horse from Mullins’ well-known Closutton yard featured as one among our standout alternatives, and it’s no apart from defending Ryanair Chase champion Allaho!

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned eight-year-old breezed his means across the new course final yr to win the Competition Trophy by a cushty 12 lengths away from Fakir D’ouadairies and the overall consensus is that historical past is about to repeat itself on St. Patrick’s Day (day three) — with the touring Irish roaring Allaho and their beloved Rachael Blackmore dwelling within the Ryanair Chase. It’s a disgrace that these three championship races aren’t wanting a bit extra aggressive, however you may take nothing away from the standard of those horses!  


Whereas the three aforementioned horses will definitely come as no shock on this checklist, the identical argument can’t be stated about Jonbon. The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle seems set to be some of the thrilling races of the Competition, however some of the aggressive on the identical time with so little to separate Structure Hill, Dysart Dynamo, Sir Gerhard, and Jonbon within the ante-post market. 

Nevertheless, we’re backing the latter to upset the others and make a reputation for himself regardless of being the fourth favourite. The six-year-old has constructed fairly the fanbase already, profitable all three of his races over hurdles — two of which have been at Grade 2 stage. He’ll rise to superstardom if he can win the Supreme although!  


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