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.
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Samcro back into the Supreme betting at 6/4, some suggestion if the ground ends up soft then Elliott/Gigginstown might have a rethink over which race he goes for.
In his latest blog for William Hill, Sir Anthony McCoy discusses the temptations of returning to the saddle and who he fancies for this year’s Cheltenham Festival
It’s the biggest betting week of the year as the four-day Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Tuesday, with William Hill predicting bookmakers will take over £350million in wagers.
William Hill fear it could be ‘Blak Saturday’ this weekend, with a succession of favourites led by Blaklion in danger of dashing the bookies.
Yanworth is 4-6 with William Hill to win the Kingwell Hurdle this weekend
Blaklion has nearly halved in price for this weekend’s Grand National Trial, with William Hill axing his odds to 11-2 favourite from 10-1 just 24 hours ago.
Don Poli and The Last Samuri head the betting at 16-1 with William Hill for this year’s Randox Health Grand National
Cue Card is odds-on favourite for this weekend’s Ascot Chase.
Ballyandy proved Nigel Twiston-Davies correct by bolting up in the Betfair Hurdle and is now 10-1 from 20-1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.