Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mad Moose - will he jump?

Mad Moose is set for his competitive return to action at Cheltenham on Saturday (he’s entered in the International Hurdle and the Relkeel Hurdle) and William Hill are betting on whether he’ll madden supporters by refusing to make it over the first hurdle.


It’s 6/4 for Mad Moose to refuse to race or be pulled-up prior to the first hurdle, while it is 1/2 that he jumps the opening flight.


Mad Moose has refused to race in four of his last 13 starts and was banned in January for an indefinite period, but a successful appeal by trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has ensured his racing future…at least for the meantime.


“Mad Moose has plenty of talent on his day, but a whole host of quirks and he has the ability to impress or infuriate,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “We’ll see on Saturday whether it was right to lift the ban.”


Mad Moose Special –

6/4 To Refuse To Race Or Be Pulled-Up Prior To The First Hurdle

1/2 To Jump The First Hurdle

(Win Only – Falling Or Unseating At The First Hurdle Is Deemed As Jumping The First)