Cheltenham Festival 2019: Kim Muir Chase betting preview: Latest runners, riders, odds and trainer quotes for the final field

0
30


A FIELD of 24 will go to post for the ultra-competitive Kim Muir.

We’ve put together all the important info to help you find the winner of the final race on day three.

Missed Approach won the Kim Muir last season
PA:Press Association

1. Livelovelaugh – Willie Mullins/Patrick Mullins (16-1)

Caught the eye when a cracking second in a competitive race at Leopardstown last month.

Longer trip here will suit and he looks a big player under top-weight.

Download the new Sun Racing app today

THE new Sun Racing app is here – and it's sent the bookies running for cover.

The brilliant new app, which is free to download ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, features:

  1. Best Odds – our odds comparison tool keeps the bookies honest
  2. Predictor – rank the field by 18 different categories, such as weight, draw, career prize money and jockey wins
  3. Tips & news – get a steer from the best tipsters in the business in our news tab

Head over to the App Store to download it for free.

2. Any Second Now – Ted Walsh/Derek O’Connor (10-1)

Knocking on the door of late and ran well in a Grade 2 last time.

Shrewd connections and top amateur booked. Big run looks on the cards.

3. The Young Master – Willie Mullins/Mark Walsh (20-1)

Bounced back to form with a couple of wins in the autumn.

Pulled up in the Ladbrokes Trophy on his last outing and others make greater appeal.

4. Pearl Royale – Nigel Hawke/Kieren Buckley (33-1)

Easy winner at Carlisle in early December but ran atrociously last time.

She is surely better than that but faces an uphill battle nonetheless.


PLAY THE SUN RACING CHELTENHAM PREDICTOR GAME AND YOU COULD WIN A SHARE OF £10K


5. Out Sam – Gordon Elliott/R James (25-1)

Solid fourth in the Thyestes at Gowran Park in January.

Runs off the same mark here and he enters calculations for each-way purposes.

6. Crievehill – Nigel Twiston-Davies/Zac Baker (40-1)

Didn’t run badly when fourth behind Calipto at Ascot last time.

Fairly treated at present but still hard to imagine him winning this.

7. Perfect Candidate – Fergal O’Brien/Brodie Hampson (25-1)

At the veteran stage now but he ran a creditable third behind Beware The Bear here on New Year’s Day.

Loves it at this track but vulnerable to younger legs.

8. Kilfilum Cross – Henry Oliver/Alex Edwards (16-1)

Made a winning introduction for this stable at Ludlow last month.

Perhaps worth more than the winning margin of a neck and one to consider closely.

9. Speaker Connolly – Alan Fleming/R Deegan (14-1)

Rock-solid form in a hot handicap at Leopardstown last month.

Races off 9lb higher here but he remains of interest.


10. Arkwrisht – Joseph O’Brien/T Hamilton (33-1)

Ran a cracker for sixth in the Irish National last April.

Not been able to recapture that form since then and hard to fancy now.

11. No Comment – Philip Hobbs/M O’Hare (11-1)

Off since running fifth behind a smart horse at Ffos Las in October.

Has potential off this mark so no surprise to see him go well.

12. Squouateur – Ben Haslam/H Dunne (22-1)

Has been well-punted in several big handicaps but yet to deliver.

Having his first start for Ben Haslam and dangerous to dismiss.

13. Measureofmydreams – Gordon Elliott/Jamie Codd (5-1)

Well-backed for this contest in recent days.

Represents powerful connections and top jockey booked, so must go well.

PA:Press Association

14. Sumkindofking – Tom George/Noel George (40-1)

Holding his form well this campaign but creeping up the weights as a result.

Others hold stronger claims.

15. Rogue Angel – Gordon Elliott/Lisa O’Neill (25-1)

Irish National winner in 2016 but been hit and miss since then.

One of several for Elliott but he may find one or two too good.

16. Just A Sting – Harry Fry/Michael Legg (14-1)

In cracking form this season and lost nothing in defeat at Kempton last time.

Top jockey booked and sure to run well at decent odds.

17. Ah Littleluck – Thomas Gibney/N McParlan (50-1)

Easy winner of a beginners chase at Navan in January and unseated his rider early at Haydock.

Not badly treated, so worth a precautionary market check.

18. Captain Chaos – Dan Skelton/Gina Andrews (20-1)

Bumped into Lake View Lad the last twice but he ran a cracker here on Tuesday.

19. Treackle Tart – Charlie Longsdon/E O’Brien (25-1)

Steadily progressive over fences this season and won nicely at Doncaster.

Slight question mark over the ground but she looks like she’ll stay all day.


20. Sky Pirate – Jonjo O’Neill/Tommie O’Brien (9-1)

In the process of running a huge race when falling here two starts ago.

Given a nice sighter around Exeter last month and sure to be cherry ripe for this.

21. Uhlan Bute – Venetia Williams/Lucy Turner (40-1)

Consistent performer but he was thrashed by Tommy Silver at Ludlow last time.

Hard to fancy for win purposes but could hit the frame if on a going day.

22. Touch Kick – Paul Nicholls/Will Biddick (18-1)

In terrific heart this season and battled to a narrow victory at Taunton last month.

Top amateur booked by in-form trainer. Likely contender.

23. Its All Guesswork – Gordon Elliott/Barry O’Neill (9-1)

Running a big race in the Munster National when fell at the last in October.

Warmed up for this with a spin over hurdles and looks on a very tempting mark.

24. Drumconnor Lad – Adrian Paul Keatley/J Barry (100-1)

Struggling for consistency this campaign.

Even a career-best would likely leave him short.



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here