I have had a reasonable each way bet on Canardier at 10/1 a quarter of the odds 1234 for the Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle which is the 1.45pm on Friday .
13th March 2019 – Cheltenham – He has run a fantastic race here. The first four horses home all stayed well away from the inside rail and three of them ran wide all the way; conversely he kept to the inside rail throughout and even challenged on the inside off the home bend and yet has completed in fifth place. I am not sure how many lengths he can be marked up on this run; however, it is almost certainly a lot more than he was beaten by. He has been dropped to 137 after this defeat although I acknowledge this might exclusively be his Irish rating; whatever rating he competes off next time out – it will be a very generous one. Sire Du Berlais won the Pertemps despite spending too much time near the inside. This one even kept to the inside up the home straight and might well have had as much in hand as the Pertemps winner.