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Horses to watch for at the Cheltenham Festival

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The best jump racing festival in the world is only two months away. It isn’t much longer for fans to wait until they hear the irrepressible Cheltenham roar for the first time, and already punters are weighing up where their money will be spent for the four-day bonanza.

The best value for the festival can be found weeks or months before the first race even starts in the ante-post markets. But, which runners should punters be keeping a closer eye on as the festival grows closer?

Al Dancer (Racing Post Arkle)

There is a clear path opening up for Al Dancer and the Arkle, and punters can get incredible value as he is currently over-priced for success in the race. The seven-year-old is still untested over the longer distance, but there is a sense that he does have the stamina similar to a contender in the Twinspires.com Kentucky Derby odds.

The Sam Twiston-Davis ridden horse was dominant over the two miles last season, but now it looks like he would be better accustomed to a longer trip.

He will likely be tested over that longer distance before the festival, but there is no doubt that it will transition effectively. He has already won effectively this season at Cheltenham, as he won by four lengths from Not That Fuisse. He will certainly be one to keep an eye on.

Riders Onthe Storm (Ryanair Chase)

Last year’s Ryanair Chase was a race that would live long in the memory, as Bryony Frost became the first woman to win a Grade 1 race at the festival. She will back on board Frodon this year too, but there is good value elsewhere in the market in the form of Riders Onthe Storm.

The seven-year-old is a horse on the comeback trail and has impressed throughout this season so far. It would seem that the change in jockey to Twiston-Davis has done wonders thus far.

He endured a difficult end to the previous season as it fell in the Close Brothers Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, and was pulled up on its next run. However, since having a 202-day break from the track, it has been in excellent form.

He beat Cepage by a length and a quarter at Aintree on his reappearance, before storming to a massive success against On The Blind Side at Ascot in December. That seven-length win highlights his capabilities as a horse with Grade 1 potential, and the Ryanair may be where he is best placed for the 2020 festival.

Native River (Gold Cup)

Native River is consistently a popular pick among punters for the Gold Cup, but this year could be the year where the conditions finally favour him. He has run in this event for the past three years. He won the Gold Cup back in 2018, as he held off stiff competition from Might Bite, before losing his crown to Al Boum Photo last year.

There is no doubting its capabilities in this race, and the chances of him winning will hinge on the weather on the day. He will be seen as one of the outsiders for this year’s race, with Kemboy and Lostintranslation both seen as more realistic challengers to Al Boum Photo.

However, judging from his one and only showing so far this season, he is showing glimpses of his very best form again. On that run, he saw off Black Corton at Aintree to win by an astonishing 33 lengths. If it can sustain that form, then there is no reason why he couldn’t become a two-time Gold Cup winner.

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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Types of  Vape Pens

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Vape pens come in cylindrical shapes and distinct styles. When vape pens came out in the 2000s, it was considered innovative to have a huge battery inside and the microchip being inside the battery. Today’s vape pens have many advanced and latest features inside them. Latest vape pens have features that are found in third generation mods to equip the outdated-fashioned devices with today’s vaping technology power. Vape pens are used mostly by teenagers who are new to vaping. Because these are portable and easy to carry, vape pens are sold in huge numbers every year.

So let’s find out about four distinct types of vapes pens.

Tube Mods

Tube mods are very portable to use. They can fit right into your pocket. A tube mod is easy to fill and very simply used. It just makes you think as if you are smoking a real cigarette. It just has one button to press which makes it very easy to use. The use of sub-ohm tanks in it are sufficient to address your nicotine cravings. Tube mods have very few features to worry about when adjusting them.

Fixed voltage vapes

All vape pens in start had fixed voltage which could not be altered. These vapes have a consistent voltage output. There is no need to play with the settings since it only comes with one option. Just fire the button and enjoy it.

Variable temperature vapes

These vape pens automatically adjust the power output which depends on the temperature chosen by the user. It does so by automatically adapting to the resistance of the coil to eradicate any dry hits. Variable temperature feature has been implemented on the outdated styled vapes too. Not all vape pens have this feature. It is easy to use, available almost everywhere.

Variable voltage vapes

These vapes are the most bought ones. They have a feature that allows you to control the voltage, thus altering the flavor intensity and the smoke cloud. Older models of vapes also make use of this feature but on less powerful batteries. Today’s variable voltage vape pens operate on powerful batteries. You can play around with this vape by increasing and decreasing the voltage over and over again.

Are vape pens good for you?

As we know everything has it’s own pros and cons. Vape pens are user friendly. They are portable and easy to adjust and use almost everywhere.  They come in a huge variety of colors and sizes for you to pick up your favorite combination. They have a more pronounced flavor with a very significant amount of smoke cloud production. You can adjust the amount of smoke if you have the variable voltage vape.

On the other hand, vape pens have short battery life and could be having device issues as well like loose buttons or battery leakage, etc.

Vape pens are affordable for everyone and give you a very good vaping experience. If you are planning to get your first vape pen, you can buy it at Slickvapes.

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