Another year of the Cheltenham festival is now just a few months away as the 2018 edition looks set to be as exciting as ever with so many star names set to take to the track.
With prize money now bigger than ever it further enhances the importance of the meeting to connections. Day three is St Patrick’s Day with the key race being the Stayers hurdle which looks to be one of the most open races in recent times with no horse stamping there authority over the rest as of yet.
One of the key contenders looks to be the rising star Sam Spinner. The fast improving horse trained by Jedd O’Keeffe was rated just 139 going into his Haydock run two starts ago.
However following his authoritative display in that Grade 3 handicap by 17 lengths a step up in class was needed. He went into the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot as the 9/2 second favourite and made all to win by 2 ¾ lengths. He is likely to take all the beating come March and the latest Cheltenham betting has him as the 7/2 favourite. Check out the quiz below and test your knowledge on some of the horses that will be heading to Cheltenham in just a few months’ time.