2017 Ryanair Chase Betting Tips PT 4- By A.J. Ryder on February 20, 2017 17:40 GMT
Josses Hill appears to be a solid selection here coming out of Nicky Henderson's yard and it's particularly easy to write off his last effort because it came against the mighty upstart Thistlecrack in the King George on Boxing Day. He finished last on the day – only 7 lengths behind the winner – but he has acquitted himself really well in past efforts and shouldn't be cast out of the mix here. That fact is exacerbated if you're looking for an each-way contender.
Once you remove a lot of the bigger names who are unlikely to ultimately point towards this race, you see a much easier task on paper for the likes of Josses Hill. While he may not be able to beat Un De Sceaux, you get the idea from his past form that if he can jump well and get a bit of luck along the way then he could be bang in the mix for this one.
Punters backing him also have the luxury of knowing that he's not entered for any other races and will be going towards this one barring any last minute injuries or hang-ups in the yard.
Look for Josses Hill up towards a 10/1 margin, which makes him an interesting each-way shout here. That will be especially appealing if you can find a bookmaker paying out an enhanced amount of places on this race.
Outlander is another Gigginstown House contender and he comes into this one with a decent layoff since December 28 when he captured the Lexus Chase over the likes of Don Poli and made a huge statement to score at 11/1. He looked really good that day and it was just rewards for a contender who had been knocking on the door for so long. His previous win had come 8 races prior to that and it was nothing but a steady string of falling efforts and second place finishes.
With a clear lane here, he could certainly make a statement, but the fact remains that he has struggled in previous efforts run at Cheltenham.