The Punter: Card on Cue for win
All of us would be more than satisfied with one winner a day at Cheltenham, provided of course it's not wiped out by a plethora of losers. And of course, a short-priced winner is better than a big-priced loser.
The layers do not shorten horses without good reason. They are the best students of form and ability and also know where the money is going.
Cue Card, trained by Colin Tinkler, is shortening all the time for tomorrow's opening Supreme Novice Hurdle and while he has to overcome the fact that no previous year's bumper winner has landed this race since Montelado in 1993, he has only been beaten once and that was by the Champion Hurdle favourite Menorah. That alone is very solid form.
Cue Card should do the business and Quevega in the Mares Hurdle is also a good thing. She is in a different league from the rest as she showed in the last two years.