13:20 Leopardstown – Apple’s Jade (BEST ODDS 1/1 with Ladbrokes)
Apple’s Jade is already the heavy favourite for the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham, despite the festival being almost two months away. She is a top class mare and has won her last four races. It looks as if she will improve when stepping up to this trip, and she saw off market rival Nichols Canyon last time out. She has a top class trainer in her corner, and one who will be a leading contender to be the top trainer at the festival in March. I can’t see beyond the favourite for this Grade 1 contest.
A £20 total stake returns £40 with Ladbrokes
All prices correct at the time of posting.