Cheltenham Festival Betting News
Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th March 2014
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The sponsor of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle reports a good spread of business ahead of the opening race of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival with A P McCoy’s mount, Gilgamboa, the best-backed horse so far in the early skirmishes between bookmakers and punters.
The Enda Bolger-trained six-year-old has been cut to 9/1 (from 10/1) by SkyBet but the firm’s Michael Shinners expects money to come for the Paul Nicholls-trained Irving shortly before the off.
“We’re obviously delighted to be sponsoring the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and we couldn’t have asked for a better race,” said Shinners.
“It’s a fiercely competitive betting heat as you would expect and we’ve seen good money for practically all of the leading contenders. Gilgamboa has been well backed since the final declarations were made yesterday and there has been interesting each-way support for Splash Of Ginge as well. There hasn’t been a move for Irving yet but he’s got the form in the book and I fully expect the money to come for him shortly before we hear that famous Cheltenham roar.”
Splash Of Ginge has been cut to 20/1 (from 25/1) by SkyBet who are offering four places in the race for each-way purposes.
Stan James have understandably been busy this morning following their pledge to be top price on every horse in the feature race, the Stan James Champion Hurdle.
The sponsors currently make My Tent Or Yours, The New One and Hurricane Fly their 7/2 co-favourites of three and Stan James’ Rory Jiwani is in an ebullient mood following some lively trading in their offices this morning.
“What a race the Stan James Champion Hurdle promises to be!” enthused Jiwani.
“We took a £15,000 each-way bet on Hurricane Fly this morning and he’s now our biggest loser in the book.
“That isn’t the biggest wager we’ve taken this morning though. We laid a £57,000 win bet on Irving in the Supreme at 7/2 before we went top price every runner in the opener. Paul Nicholls’ charge is now by far our worst result of the week and he shares favouritism with Willie Mullins’ Vautour at 4/1.”
**SkyBet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
9-4 Irving, 11-4 Vautour, 7 Wicklow Brave, 8 Faugheen, 10 Vaniteux, 12 Gilgamboa, 14 Western Boy, 16 Josses Hill, The Liquidator, Valseur Lido, Wilde Blue Yonder, 20 Broughton, Pearl Castle, Regal Encore, 25 Bar
**Racing Post Arkle
11-4 Champagne Fever, 9-2 Rock On Ruby, Trifolium, 5 Dodging Bullets, 8 Valdez, 9 Felix Yonger, Grandouet, 12 Hinterland, 16 Vukovar, 20 Djakadam, Ted Veale, 25 Arnaud, Claret Cloak, Mozoltov, Raya Star, 33 Bar
**Baylis and Harding Festival Handicap Chase
8 Hadrian’s Approach, Holywell, 10 Cantlow, Indian Castle, 12 Annacotty, Cause Of Causes, Sraid Padraig, 14 Alfie Sherrin, Green Flag, 16 Golden Chieftan, Restless Harry, Tap Night, The Package, Vintage Star, Wrong Turn, 20 Bar
5-2 The New One, 11-4 Hurricane Fly, 4 My Tent Or Yours, Our Conor, 7 Annie Power, 8 Jezki, 14 Un De Sceaux, 16 Melodic Rendezvous, 40 Ptit Zig, 100 Captain Cee Bee, Grumeti, Thousand Stars
**David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle
8-11 Quevega, 7 Cockney Sparrow, 8 Sirene D’Ainay, 12 Down Ace, 14 Glens Melody, Highland Retreat, Legacy Gold, Swing Bowler, 16 Bar
**Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase
4 Foxrock, 5 Ballycasey, Shutthefrontdoor, 6 Corrin Wood, 7 Holywell, 8 Black Thunder, Shotgun Paddy, 12 Suntiep, 14 Just A Par, Midnight Prayer, 16 Bar
**Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase
8 Ericht, Indian Castle, Manyriverstocross, Pendra, Present View, 10 Balnaslow, 12 Art Of Logistics, Festive Affair, The Romford Pele, 14 Byerley Babe, Cause Of Causes, 16 Bar
**Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle
3 Faugheen, 4 Briar Hill, Red Sherlock, 6 Rathvinden, 13-2 Royal Boy, 10 Un Temps Pour Tout, Vautour, 12 Captain Cutter, Sure Reef, Valseur Lido, 14 Ballyalton, Lieutenant Colonel, 16 Deputy Dan, Renneti, 20 Abbyssial, Fennel Bay, 25 Bar
4 Ballycasey, 6 Smad Place, 7 Morning Assembly, 8 Carlingford Lough, Champagne Fever, Corrin Wood, 10 Don Cossack, 12 Black Thunder, Le Bec, O’Faolains Boy, Many Clouds, Sam Winner, 16 Annacotty, Shutthefrontdoor, 20 Bar
10 Un Temps Pour Tout, Vendor, 12 Bayan, Condaw Kaempfer, Dunguib, Knight Of Noir, Vieux Lion Rouge, 14 Far West, Renneti, 16 Bar
**Queen Mother Champion Chase
2 Sire De Grugy, 5 Arvika Ligeonniere, Benefficient, Captain Conan, 8 Baily Green, 9 Kid Cassidy, 12 Hinterland, Sizing Europe, 14 Somersby, 16 Module, Special Tiara, 20 Bar
**Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
7-2 Big Shu, 5 Balthazar King, 7 Lover Fury, Star Neuville, 8 Quantitativeeasing, Sire Collonges, 10 Any Currency, 12 A Stray Shot, Wrong Turn, 14 Bishopsfurze, Boxer Georg, Diamond Harry, Quiscover Fontaine, Uncle Junior, 16 Bar
**Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
6 Dawalan, 8 Goodwood Mirage, 10 Ivan Grozny, Katgary, Noble Inn, Carry On Sydney, 12 Adriana Des Mottes, Lindenhurst, Space Ship, 14 Baradari, Sea Beat, 16 Bar
**Weatherbys Champion Bumper
6 Black Hercules, 7 Shaneshill, 8 Vigil, 9 Killultagh Vic, 12 El Namoose, Golantilla, Value At Risk, 14 Silver Concorde, 16 Bar
**JLT Novices’ Chase
9-2 Felix Yonger, Wonderful Charm, 5 Champagne Fever, 6 Ballycasey, Oscar Whisky, 7 Taquin Du Seuil, Vukovar, 10 Djakadam, 12 Don Cossack, Double Ross, Rock On Ruby, Sizing Gold, 14 Bright New Dawn, Uxizandre, 16 Bar
**Pertemps Network Final
6 Fingal Bay, If In Doubt, 12 Grand Vision, Inis Meain, Josies Orders, Upswing, Seefood, Thunder And Roses, Trackmate,Tullyesker Hill, 14 Champagne West, Jetson, Southfield Theatre, 16 Bar
7-2 Benefficient, Dynaste, 4 Al Ferof, 5 First Lieutenant, Last Instalment, 9 Arvika Ligeonniere, 11 Menorah, 14 Hidden Cyclone, Module, 16 Champion Court, Wishfull Thinking, 20 Bar
**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
15-8 Annie Power, 11-4 Big Buck’s, 7 At Fishers Cross, More Of That, 8 Rule The World, Quevega, 10 Zarkandar, 20 Celestial Halo, Salubrious, 25 Boston Bob, Reve De Sivola, 33 Bar
**Byrne Group Plate
9 Johns Spirit, 10 Colour Squadron, Tap Night, 12 Ballynagour, Cause Of Causes, Champion Court, Festive Affair, Pendra, Rajdhani Express, Sraid Padraig, 14 Balnaslow, Shangani, 16 Bar
**Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir
5 Indian Castle, 8 Cause Of Causes, 9 Holywell, 10 Balnaslow, 12 Midnight Prayer, Sraid Padraig, The Package, There’s No Panic, 14 Alfie Sherrin, Wrong Turn, 16 Bar
**JCB Triumph Hurdle
5 Calipto, 6 Le Rocher, 8 Activial, Guitar Pete, 12 Broughton, Pearl Castle, Tiger Roll, 14 Gitane Du Berlais, Ivan Grozny, Royal Irish Hussar, Rutherglen, 16 Plinth, 20 Abbyssial, 25 Bar
**Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle
6 Regal Encore, 7 Irving, 8 Lac Fontana, Gilgamboa, 10 Arctic Fire, Art Of Payroll, Cheltenian, Vibrato Valtat, 12 Minella Foru, 14 Baltimore Rock, Clever Cookie, Dell’ Arca, Garde La Victoire, The Liquidator, Vieux Lion Rouge, 16 Bar
**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
9-4 Briar Hill, 3 Kings Palace, 4 Faugheen, 7 Red Sherlock, 8 Captain Cutter, 10 Sure Reef, 12 Champagne West, 14 Deputy Dan, Moss Park, Rathvinden, Urban Hymn, Vautour, 16 Apache Jack, Renneti, Royal Boy, Valseur Lido, 20 Bar
**Betfred Gold Cup
7-4 Bobs Worth, 3 Silviniaco Conti, 5 Last Instalment, 14 Captain Chris, First Lieutenant, The Giant Bolster, 16 Triolo d’Alene, 20 Dynaste, Rocky Creek, 25 Boston Bob, Harry Topper, On His Own, 40 Bar
**CGA Foxhunter Chase
7-2 On The Fringe, 4 Harbour Court, 6 Tammys Hill, 8 Oscar Delta, 10 Pearlysteps, 14 Berties Dream, 16 Bar
**Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
4 Regal Encore, 10 Full Shift, Knight Of Noir, Vaniteux, 12 Champagne West, Doctor Harper, Never Enough Time, Vieux Lion Rouge, Volnay De Thaix, 14 Alaivan, Caid Du Berlais, Cheltenian, Dell’ Arca, Lac Fontana, Legacy Gold, Royal Regatta, Very Wood, 16 Bar
**Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
6 Ted Veale, 8 Ned Buntline, Next Sensation, 10 Alderwood, Raya Star, 12 Arnaud, Claret Cloak, Ericht, Kid Cassidy, Mr Mole, 14 Tanks For That, Turban, 16 Bar
**Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer
2-5 Willie Mullins, 7-2 Paul Nicholls, 4 Nicky Henderson, 33 David Pipe
**Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey
4-7 Ruby Walsh, 9-2 Barry Geraghty, 8 AP McCoy, 14 Bryan Cooper, 16 Sam Twiston-Davies, 20 Richard Johnson, Noel Fehily, Daryl Jacob, 25 Tom Scudamore, 33 Jason Maguire
**Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer/Jockey doubles
4-9 Mullins & Walsh, 8 Henderson & Geraghty, 33 Nicholls & Jacob, 50 Pipe & Scudamore, 100 O’Neill & AP McCoy, 150 Hobbs & Johnson
**Who will lift the Prestbury Cup?
1-5 Great Britain, 7-2 Ireland
5-4 More than 11, 2-1 10 or 11, 9 or fewer
**Championship race with biggest winning distance
7-4 Gold Cup, 9-4 Champion Chase, World Hurdle, 11-2 Champion Hurdle
**Biggest winning SP
6-1 40-1 – 50-1, 7-4 Under 40-1, Over 50-1