The Paddy Power Gold Cup is the feature contest at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday. Al Dancer has been well backed in the betting for the November Meeting handicap
Knight Salute halved in price for the Cheltenham Festival after an impressive victory in the opening contest.
Milton Harris’ runner travelled sweetly into the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle and powered up the hill to beat outsider Saint Riquer by two-and-three-quarter lengths.
Sent off at 4-1 in the betting, Paddy Brennan’s mount showed a decent turn of foot up the hill, to earn quotes of 20-1 (from 40-1) for the Triumph Hurdle in March.
In the feature Paddy Power Gold Cup, Al Dancer is a popular pick and heads the firm’s market at 5-1.
Newsboy has tipped Protektorat, a horse part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Jockey Harry Skelton will be hoping to make amends for his exit from My Drogo on Friday’s card.
Results from Cheltenham on Saturday
1 Knight Salute
2 Saint Riquier 50-1
3 Yorksea 33-1
1 Strictlyadancer 9-4f
2 Mindsmadeup 7-1
3 Another Venture 20-1