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  • Cesarewitch tips: Potential handicap blot John Constable a solid punt

    John Constable odds make him worthy favourite among 2017 Cesarewitch tips

    Cheltenham Bet’s 2017 Cesarewitch tips from Newmarket say John Constable odds make him well worth backing for this marathon Heritage Handicap on October 14.

    2017 Cesarewitch tips include John Constable odds

    The big betting race at Newmarket on Saturday is the Betfred Cesarewitch Handicap (15:40) and John Constable looks worth a wager at the current 8/1 on offer to land the spoils in the 2m 2f contest.

    He won once on the flat in Ireland when trained by Aidan O’Brien in 2013/14 and also ran well to be placed in two handicaps off marks of 90 and 93.

    John Constable then moved to join Evan Williams for a campaign over hurdles and has developed into a classy sort.

    The six-year-old has won his last two starts in ultra-competitive contests in really impressive fashion.

    After sluicing up by 14 lengths in the 17-runner Swinton Hurdle at Haydock, he made light of a 16lb rise in the weights to follow-up in the Listed 2m Summer Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen in July.

    Potentially thrown-in

    John Constable is now rated 156 over hurdles, clearly thriving and at the top of his game at present.

    Back John Constable odds among our 2017 Cesarewitch tips from Newmarket.

    He now reverts to the level off a mark of just 88; so, in relation to his hurdles rating, that makes him look potentially thrown-in at the weights.

    The son of Montjeu is miles ahead of the assessor – if translating the level of form he has shown over the obstacles back to the flat.

    Laid out for race

    John Constable looks to have been laid out for this by Williams and the booking of Jim Crowley to do the steering suggests connections mean business.

    He is also versatile as regards ground – having won on soft going, which is another plus.

    There is simply nothing not to like about John Constable’s profile and, despite the huge field, he is very hard to oppose in my book.

    I can see him going off much shorter than the current 8/1 on offer come Saturday, even possibly half that price, so now is the time to get involved.

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