Several pundits have flagged up Ted Spread as a handicapper to follow at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival and he holds entries in the County Hurdle as well as the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle and Supreme Novices’.
Master Of Arts will put up decent competition though as 7/1 2nd fav. Master Of Arts also holds an entry in the County Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and he has been backed into 14/1 (from 20/1).
“It’s no surprise to see Ted Spread at the head of the market for the Imperial Cup but it’s very interesting that David Pipe has only made one entry for the race in the shape of Master Of Arts, who hasn’t been seen over timber since finishing down the field in the 2009 Triumph Hurdle,” said Betfred spokesman George Primarolo.
Paddy Power Imperial Cup – Betfred bet: 4 Ted Spread, 7 Master Of Arts, 8 Hinterland, 9 Sire de Grugy, 10 Tocca Ferro, 12 Devil To Pay, Ile de Re, Red Merlin, 14 Chesil Beach Boy, Swift Lord, Art Professor, Celtus, Dark Shadow, Johns Spirit, Lucaindubai, 20 Lady Bluesky, Monetary Fund, Nampour, Outrageous Request, Paintball, Pascha Bere, Pateese, Rowan Tiger, Starluck, Torphicen, Valid Reason, Via Galilei, 25 Ciceron, Clarion Call, El Dancer, First In The Queue, 33 Helium, Zanir, 40 Grafite, 50 Ascendant, Looks Like Slim, 100 Sacrilege.