Every year the Cheltenham Festival produces its fair share of shock results, despite the expectations of punters and bookmakers.
In 2019, 66/1 and 50/1 winners stunned the crowds, as just seven of the 28 races were won by favourites.
This time, over the four days which go ahead with various coronavirus precautions , there are various 'bankers' such as Tiger Roll (Glenfarclas Chase) and Defi Du Seuil (Betway Champion Chase, both Wednesday, March 11).
However with all those obstacles to jump and the chance of some drama, there's never a certainty in racing.
Here are a couple of horses at decent prices that might be worth taking a chance on.
Supasundae – Unibet Champion Hurdle, Tuesday
One of the best on ratings in this race, yet can still be backed at 12/1.
An encouraging fourth on seasonal debut, which pleased trainer Jessica Harrington very much, he's had a quiet campaign.
A proven Grade One performer, unlike many of his big race rivals, he has plenty of stamina for the minimum trip if the ground remains testing.
Fiddlerontheroof – Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Tuesday
Stable confidence behind the six-year-old is high and he's already won at the highest level.
Saved for this since Sandown in January, he is a classy sort for a team with the best young horses they have ever had.
Jockey Robbie Power is an excellent horseman and his mount has been strong at the finish in his last two races, which bodes well for the famous Cheltenham hill.
Yanworth – Glenfarclas Chase, Wednesday
Trained by 'King of the banks' Enda Bolger, who has a fine record in cross country races, the seven-time Graded winner is in with a chance at odds of around 16/1 here.
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