Ladbrokes Racing News
|Monday 19th November 2018|
Faugheen Falters as Lalor Lays Down a Marker
Latest 2019 Cheltenham Festival betting news and odds
Lalor, Stormy Ireland and Sceau Royal were among those to enhance their Cheltenham Festival claims. Meanwhile, Faugheen took a step back after a disappointing effort in the Morgiana Hurdle.
We’ve got all the latest info in this week’s Road to Cheltenham.
Lalor – Arkle Chase – 6/1 from 25/1
The six-year-old was a popular winner for Kayley Woollacott, who is continuing the great work of her late-husband Richard Woollacott.
Lalor should come on even more for this run and is now 6/1 for next year’s Arkle.
Stormy Ireland – Mares’ Hurdle – 8/1
The four-year-old romped home on her reappearance at Punchestown to take the Listed Grabel Mares’ Hurdle by 8l. Tougher tests lie ahead for the four-year-old, but this was a solid marker.
Sceau Royal – Champion Chase – 14/1 from 25/1
The six-year-old is now 14/1 for the March renewal after edging out rivals including Simply Ned and 2018 Arkle runner-up Brain Power by over 2l.
While the Champion Chase could be the long-term target, Alan King’s raider still holds an entry for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle next month too.
Faugheen – Stayers’ Hurdle – 10/1 from 9/2
Mullins’ stable star was sent off as the 2/5f following the withdrawals of Supasundae and Samcro but didn’t look fluent throughout and could only finish runner-up behind Sharjah.
Elixir De Nutz – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – 20/1
Harry Cobden was glowing about the four-year-old after the race, who has trained on well since switching from Philip Hobbs last summer.
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