Cheltenham Festival: £250 Million Set To Be Bet – Bookies Face Terrible Tuesday
William Hill are gearing up for their busiest week of the year with the Cheltenham festival kicking off on Tuesday. Hills alone expect to take £50 million and predict an industry turnover in the region of £250 million. The festival starts with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the bookies face the prospect of a shocking start should the red hot 11/8 favourite Getabird get punters off to a flyer. Getabird is followed by three other massive festival fancies and therefore the bookies are facing the prospect of a total meltdown.
“Tuesday looks a cracker but on paper it could be an absolute disaster for the bookies. In Getabird, Footpad, Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade you have four of the most fancied horses of the festival & there will be tens of thousands of doubles, trebles and quadruples – should they all come in it could be one of the worst days in Cheltenham history,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Official Going For First Race: 2/7 Soft, 7/2 Heavy, 11/2 Good to Soft, 250/1 Good
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle*: 11/8 Getabird, 6/4 Samcro, 9/2 Kalashnikov, 10/1 Summerville Boy, 12/1 First Flow, 12/1 Claimantakinforgan, 12/1 Mengli Khan, 14/1 Sharjah, 14/1 Paloma Blue, 25/1 Scarlet Dragon, 25/1 Slate House, 33/1 Us And Them, 33/1 Simply The Betts, 33/1 Western Ryder, 40/1 Lostintranslation, 50/1 Mind's Eye, 66/1 Suncroft, 66/1 Brahms De Clermont, 66/1 Dame Rose, 66/1 The Russian Doyen, 66/1 Theclockisticking, 66/1 Whiskey Sour, 66/1 Debuchet, 80/1 Shoal Bay, 100/1 Trainwreck, 200/1 Khudha, 200/1 Golden Jeffrey, 250/1 Saxo Jack
*William Hill offer for Supreme Novice Hurdle – Double Your Winnings (Up to £100 cash) applies to first bet
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