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Cheltenham Festival day 4: Theinval has a Grand chance

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Theinval makes plenty of each-way appeal at 14/1 in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase that brings the curain down on the 2017 Cheltenham Festival (5.30).

The seven-year-old is trained by Nicky Henderson, who has won the race named after his late father twice with Greenhope (2006) and Bellvano (2012).

He has tough sort who landed a valuable 17-runner handicap hurdle at Kempton in good style by 2 3/4 lengths in March 2015 and l then defied a hefty rise in weight to follow-up in an ultra-competitive 21-runner contest at Aintree off a mark of 144.

He was also far from disgraced at last year’s Festival when a 9 1/4 length 14th of 26 to Diamond King in the 2m 5f Coral Cup off 149.

Theinval has since scored twice since going chasing.

In the last of those at Plumpton back in December he travelled strongly throughout and only had to be shaken-up to readily beat Theo’s Charm by two lengths.

He has since been put away and saved for this to protect his handicap mark of 141 and that looks exploitable judged on his hurdles rating.

Daily Sport recommended bet – posted on twitter 5.50pm 16/03/17:: 2pts each-way Theinval (14/1 bet365, BetVictor – BOG)


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