Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mullins The Man To Fear In 2016

  • Bookies Predict Mullins/Walsh Domination At 2016 Cheltenham Festival
  • 12-1 For Any Horse To Win The US Triple Crown
  • France Odds-On To Wrestle Back Arc de Triomphe Crown

With the New Year approaching, the odds compilers at William Hill have priced up some special markets to ring in 2016.

The Willie Mullins juggernaut is set to roll in to Cheltenham in March and William Hill believe he could sweep all before him. Mullins is 1-5 to be ‘Top Trainer’ at the Festival, with Ruby Walsh 4-11 to be ‘Top Jockey’.

It’s 16-1 that Mullins trains the winner of the Supreme, Neptune and Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdles, with the same price for him to clean up in the novice chases (Arkle, JLT and RSA). William Hill offer 20-1 that Mullins wins all four Championship races, while it is 7-4 that Willie walks away with ten or more 2016 Cheltenham Festival winners.

“Willie Mullins is the man who strikes fear in to the hearts of bookmakers as we head towards Cheltenham. If Willie is among the winners, then there will be some long faces among the bookies,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

On the Flat, Frankel is all set to make his mark as a stallion, as his first runners hit the track. It is 6-5 favourite that he has his first winner in May.

Silvestre de Sousa (EVENS) and John Gosden (5-4) are respective favourites for the Flat Jockey and Trainers’ titles.

On the International scene, France are 4-6 to bring the Arc de Triomphe crown back to home soil, while it is 12-1 with William Hill that the US witness another Triple Crown winner in 2016, following American Pharoah’s heroics in 2015.


2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Jockey: 4-11 Ruby Walsh, 5-1 Barry Geraghty, 8-1 Sam Twiston-Davies, 14-1 Bryan Cooper, 20-1 Richard Johnson, Tom Scudamore (Winner is the jockey with the most winners, with 2nds, then 3rds taken into account in the event of a tie; dead heat rules apply if still a tie)

2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Trainer: 1-5 Willie Mullins, 6-1 Nicky Henderson, 7-1 Paul Nicholls, 25-1 David Pipe, 33-1 Jonjo O’Neill, Philip Hobbs, (Winner is the jockey with the most winners, with 2nds, then 3rds taken into account in the event of a tie; dead heat rules apply if still a tie)

2016 Cheltenham Festival – Number Of Irish Trained Winners:

10-3       Zero To Ten

4-5          Eleven To Fourteen

2-1          Fifteen Or More


To Train Winner Of 2016 Supreme, Neptune & Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdles: 16-1

To Train Winner Of 2016 Arkle, JLT & RSA Chase: 16-1

How Many Winners Will He Train At 2016 Cheltenham Festival:

2-1          Six Or Fewer

11-8       Seven To Nine

7-4          Ten Or More

To Train Winner Of All Four Cheltenham Festival Championship Races in 2016 (Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, World Hurdle, Gold Cup): 20-1


National Hunt Trainers’ Championship 2015/16: 2-7 Paul Nicholls, 7-2 Nicky Henderson, 7-1 Willie Mullins, 33-1 Philip Hobbs, 40-1 Jonjo O’Neill

Richard Johnson – How Many Winners Will He Ride In 2015/16 National Hunt Season In UK:

7-4          209 Or Fewer

7-4          210 to 230

7-4          231 Or More



2016 UK Flat Jockeys’ Championship: Evens Silvestre De Sousa, 7-4 Ryan Moore, 9-1 William Buick, 14-1 Paul Hanagan, 16-1 James Doyle, 20-1 Graham Lee, 33-1 Luke Morris

2016 UK Flat Trainers’ Championship: 5-4 John Gosden, 2-1 Richard Hannon, 3-1 Aidan O’Brien,12-1 Richard Fahey, 40-1 Mark Johnston

Wesley Ward To Have 2 Or More Winners At 2016 Royal Ascot: 2-1

To Train Winner Of All 5 English Classics In 2016: 33-1 Aidan O’Brien

Frankel Special – In Which Month Will He Sire His First Winner In UK/Ireland: 6-5 May, 11-8 June,5-1 July Or Later, 12-1 March/April


Where Will The 2016 Arc De Triomphe Winner Be Trained: 4-6 France, 2-1 UK or Ireland, 6-1Japan, 12-1 Rest Of The World

Where Will The 2016 Melbourne Cup Winner Be Trained: 5-1

Any Horse To Win The US Triple Crown In 2016: 12-1