Talking Horses: Scardura can score as jumping returns to Cheltenham

By: Chris Cook and Greg Wood Friday 23 October 2020

Promising young chaser let his backers down at Perth but is fairly priced at 5-1 for a happier outcome this time

Racing returns to Cheltenham for the first time since the Festival, a moment to make fans of jump racing smile in the face of adversity. As ever, finding winners will be a serious challenge but Scardura (3.35) looks like a talent worth siding with in the Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Chase, the feature contest of ITV4’s Friday programme.

From the Neil Mulholland yard that has been among the winners and won this race with Fox Norton four years ago, this youngster made a really promising chase debut at Stratford in July, a piece of form that has worked out well. Beat The Judge, just behind him that day, is half a stone worse off this time.

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