Big Bucks is the outright 1/2 favourite for this race, one of the shortest priced favourites you will see at the Festival this year. With an 82% win rate it's hard to see anyone challenging Big Bucks here. Big Bucks has won 14 in the last 15 races! At 1/2 the bookies will be sweating on this one if Big Bucks wins, as most of Cheltenham will have money on this horse
Oscar Whisky at 7/2 should not be overlooked though. Oscar Whisky has a 77% win rate and could push Big Bucks closely. Oscar Whisky is largely untested at this distance, so it is difficult to see how Oscar Whisky will run. For those brave enough to not back Big Bucks, Oscar Whisky offers good value.
Thousand Stars is third favourite at 7/1. Thousand Stars is quite consistent at placing, but with only a few wins it's very difficult to see Thousand Stars challenging Big Bucks. A place bet may offer better value than backing Big Bucks to win though.
Of the rest of the field, Dynaste has performed well on soft ground, and Mourad is on good form recently. Both may be worth an each way bet.
WinDrawWin Tips: Big Bucks to win. Oscar Whisky and Thousand Stars to place.