Cheltenham November Meeting: Paddy Power’s 5 best-backed horses

Here's who our punters are piling in on for the Paddy Power Meeting.

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

Friday 15:30 – Weveallbeencaught

Nigel Twiston-Davies won this event courtesy of Razor Royale in 2007 and his Weveallbeencaught has been well supported to emulate him. This chap is unbeaten in two starts, winning an Irish point-to-point at Dromahane by three lengths last year before a winning start in Britain in a bumper at Newbury in March, when he outpointed Collectors Item, who has also been backed and reopposes here, by half a length.

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The latter franked the form by winning his first outing over hurdles at Chepstow last month and while that experience of the obstacles in public could give him an edge, backers certainly seem to think that Weveallbeencaught can repeat his Newbury dominance.

Saturday 14:20 – Stolen Silver, GA Law

The Sam Thomas-trained Stolen Silver is the best backed horse in the feature of the meeting, the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and some shrewd backers are sitting on 14-1 dockets.

A win for the seven-year-old might be a costly affair for the bookies, but we’ll definitely be paying out with a smile on our faces as he is part-owned by Dai Walters, who was involved in a terrible helicopter crash last week and is currently in intensive care in hospital, and will be a tremendous fillip to one of the sport’s big hitters.

This fellow was last seen in action when landing the Grade 2 Silver Trophy Handicap Chase over course and distance in April. That’s strong form and he must have a serious shout given the form that Thomas is in having scooped the London Gold Cup at Ascot with Our Power and the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree courtesy of Al Dancer in the last fortnight.

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GA Law in the Paddy Power Gold Cup is also among our top five after a very promising comeback after injury in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree last month when third, only beaten a length and a half behind Riders Onthe Storm.

That was a marvelous effort after 603 days off games and you’d have to imagine the Sinndar gelding will come on a bundle for the outing, while not having his official rating of 142 raised any further for this race after that performance.

You often need a horse with a bit of class for this prestigious contest and, before his unfortunate absence, this guy was good enough to win the Grade 2 Rising Stars Novices’ Chase at Wincanton in 2020 before a fine third to Allmankind in the top-class Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown. His ability to act around Cheltenham has to be taken on trust, but he has won at undulating venues in the past.

Saturday 14:55 – Annual Invictus

Annual Invictus was a 20-1 poke when we opened the market and is now towards the front of the betting. He’ll have to be decent to stop Shearer from scoring, but he’s got a good record over hurdles winning three of his six starts.

The seven-year-old went chasing last season, a sphere which he also did well in by winning two novices’ handicap chases and finishing third in the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot.

But he reverts to timber here and there was a lot to like about his last outing over the smaller obstacles when fourth to Soaring Glory in the ultra-competitive Betfair Hurdle in 2021. That was a better race than this so he should go well.

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Sunday 14:55 – I Like To Move It

I Like To Move It won at this meeting last year and some punters seem to think Nigel Twiston-Davies’s charge will repeat the trick as they’ve got on at 14-1. Connections would have been disappointed with his last run in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival as he could only muster an 18th of 26 despite going off at 8-1.

Those odds didn’t look too bad considering he had previously finished runner-up to Glory And Fortune in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury where he went down by a wafer-thin short-head.

Perhaps it was just an off day in March as before the Betfair, he had won a Grade 2 novices’ hurdle at the 2021 renewal of this meeting followed by a 14-length reversal to the mighty Jonbon in another Grade 2 at Ascot. A graded performer in a handicap, albeit a prestigious one, certainly deserves attention.

Paddy’s 5 best-backed horses

Friday 15:30 – Weveallbeencaught
Saturday 14:20 – Stolen Silver, GA Law
Saturday 14:55 – Annual Invictus
Sunday 14:55 – I Like To Move It

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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