Today the second day of the Cheltenham Open meeting could really be regarded as the first day of the 2008 National Hunt season with the first major race to be contested by 20 horse all of which have a top chance in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. Paul Nicholls has made such an impact on the game that every horse that he now puts out in any of the major races the online bookmakers mark up as favourite. Today is no exception and at around 4/1 Silverburn offers no value to the racing punter.
There are 19 other horses in contention for the race and this race could make all the difference as to whether the scoop six which will be the biggest pool ever will be won or not. All one needs to look at is the horses in the 25/1 bracket and anyone of them could win this race which could mean that the scoop6 may roll over for another week.
Horses such as Ashley Brook, Private Be, Stan, Skys The Limit, Turko, Vodka Bleu and Yes Sir can all be given a chance and if this was the case it will make the scoop6 difficult to win once again.