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The sporting world has continued to see great success, since returning from the breaks due to COVID-19. Horse racing has of course been one of them and we are just coming off the back of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK, which is always one of the most followed events in the sport each year. Sports betting California was an area that many fans were interested in getting involved on the event, with the US market remaining strong, with more states now legalizing and set to offer sports betting within the near future. So, looking back to the event, here are two horse's worth following moving forward?
Appreciate It landed the opening race of the Festival in remarkable fashion and is now already short for next season's Arkle. The seven-year-old was heavily backed in the run up to the race and produced a breath-taking performance to win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, whilst also producing a lifetime best performance, which also saw him given an RPR of 165 in the process. It saw him pull easily clear from the field to win by 24 lengths and clearly go down as a horse of serious potential and one that is going to take the world of beating moving forward. He is now set to move over fences, where he is likely to excel further, so he could yet be the Arkle winner in waiting and is already being supported for success in the race come next March.
The next horse is Honeysuckle, and she continued her progression to win yet another race and extend her unbeaten career record to 11 wins. She won for the second year in succession at the Festival, this time running away with the Champion Hurdle. Honeysuckle was another horse heavily backed on the day and travelled ominously well, before drawing clear to win very impressively by just over six lengths. She is a true champion and is likely to come back to defend her crown next season, where she is already the short priced favourite to do so. If she can maintain her form, then it is hers for the taking next season.
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