Last Instalment stormed to victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup and into Crockford’s notebook at 10/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Crockford predicted before the off of the Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup that Last Instalment’s price would tumble from 33/1. The easy winner had the best of Ireland behind him in the three mile chase and threw his hat into the ring for the Gold Cup. With Bobs Worth looking short-priced compared to the 10/1 Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante Post odds on offer from Ladbrokes for Fenton’s nine-year-old punters should be attracted to the odds.
Always high regarded by connections rumours suggest that there is more improvement left in him still, if that is the case and he can stay sound, the each way prices available for Last Instalment are a sound investment for punters.
Hennessy Gold Cup second Tidal Bay was staying on strongly in a race that was not run to suit him. The race will now set up him for what will be a glorious swan-song in the Grand National. Expect Ruby Walsh to take the ride at Aintree and for the Grand National Ante Post prices available of 20/1 to more than half before the race.
(Featured Photograph – Cheltenham Festival 2013 by Stuart Rice)