We have the latest Byrne Group Plate Handicap Chase Tips ahead of day three of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
Yet another daunting puzzle for punters to solve and the bookies will be wary about laying David Pipe’s Salut Flo (9/2, bet365
) who clearly has leading claims after his pleasing return to action in December.
The Pipe yard are bullish about the seven-year-old’s chances and Paul Nicholls’ Crack Away Jack (7/1, Ladbrokes
) will also be popular as he looks to get his career back on track for his new trainer. He was a very classy hurdler on his day when he was under the care of Emma Lavelle and if he could bounce back to his best, he could be a danger to all.
However, the wise money could be with Ferdy Murphy’s DIVERS
(7/1, Blue Square
) who will be looking to make it back-to-back victories at the Festival.
The selection landed the Centenary Handicap one year ago and he proved he loved the course when he battled to an impressive third placed finish behind Great Endeavour in the Paddy Power Gold Cup in November.
A hugely talented horse, his trainer knows how to get one ready for the Festival and it is likely that this has been the plan for the horse for some time.
With Tony McCoy in the saddle he looks set for a huge run and if he can cut out the jumping errors that continue to hold him back, he would rate a very good bet.