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
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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.
Sir Anthony McCoy is adamant the new female riding allowance in France will help women jockeys and is a good thing. The 20-time Champion also discusses whether or not Willie Mullins will dominate at the Cheltenham Festival and his ante-post picks for the big races...
Altior is just 1-4 (from 1-2) with William Hill following a highly impressive victory at Newbury in the Game Spirit Chase. The Nicky Henderson-trained chaser was superb and has also shortened for the Queen Mother Champion Chase to 9-4 from 7-2.