Cheltenham betting tips: Annie Power odds, Champion Hurdle and more

888sport racing ambassador Emma Spencer talks us through the Champion Hurdle on day one of Cheltenham Festival

The Tipster
By The Tipster

The Champion Hurdle will be the pick of the races on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival next week.

The feature contest on Tuesday 15 March will see a highly competitive race thrill the Cheltenham crowd.

Unsurprisingly, Willie Mullins has supplied the favourite for the Champion Hurdle in the shape of Annie Power.

The eight-year old has been drafted in after her stable mate Faughneen was injured ahead of the festival.

The mare looked to be on the brink of winning the Champion Hurdle last year before she dramatically fell at the last flight.

However, her setback hasn’t prevented 888sport from making her the 15/8 favourite to secure glory on day one.

Emma Spencer, though, believes Annie Power is too short and prospective punters should find better value elsewhere.

In fact, the 888 sport racing ambassador believes Ruby Walsh to fall at the final hurdle like he did on Annie Power in 2015 is exceptional value at 8/1.

Other contenders for the Champion Hurdle for the premier race on day one is Nichols Canyon and Identity Thief.

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