Horse Racing By Rupert Adams

Nicky Henderson Cheltenham Chances

William Hill expect Nicky Henderson to have an excellent Cheltenham festival and although he looks unlikely to challenge Willie Mullins for winners, he is 7/4 to be best of the rest.

Most Cheltenham Winners (without Willie Mullins): 7/4 Nicky Henderson, 2/1 Paul Nicholls, 4/1 Gordon Elliott, 8/1 Alan King, 10/1 Philip Hobbs, 20/1 David Pipe

Supreme: 11-8 Min, 4-1 Altior, 7-1 Buveur D’Air, 8-1 Yorkhill, 12-1 Bleu Et Rouge, Tombstone, 16-1 Bellshill, 20-1 Modus, Moon Racer, Supasundae, Winter Escape, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Arkle: 2-5 Douvan, 11-2 Vaniteux, 14-1 Garde La Victoire, L’Ami Serge, 16-1 Sizing John, 20-1 The Game Changer, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Champion Hurdle: 5-2 Annie Power, 7-2 Arctic Fire, 5-1 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 Identity Thief, 8-1 My Tent Or Yours, 9-1 The New One, 12-1 Peace And Co, 16-1 Camping Ground, 20-1 Top Notch, 25-1 Hargam, Old Guard, 33-1 Sempre Medici, 66-1 Purple Bay, Sign Of A Victory, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

OLBG Mares’ Hurdle: 5-4 Vroum Vroum Mag, 7-4 Annie Power, 7-1 Polly Peachum, 11-1 Aurore D’Estruval, 12-1 Bitofapuzzle, 16-1 Desert Queen, Gitane Du Berlais, Tara Point, The Govaness, 20-1 Ballychorus, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

RSA Chase: 5-2 No More Heroes, 7-2 More Of That, 10-1 Blaklion, 12-1 Bristol De Mai, Seeyouatmidnight, 14-1 Outlander, Vyta Du Roc, 16-1 Black Hercules, 20-1 Minella Rocco, Pont Alexandre, Roi Des Francs, 25-1 BAR

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-6 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Vautour, 9-2 Sprinter Sacre, 12-1 Dodging Bullets, Sire De Grugy, Special Tiara, 16-1 Felix Yonger, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ryanair Chase: 7-4 Vautour, 5-1 Valseur Lido, 6-1 Al Ferof, Road To Riches, 7-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 10-1 Don Cossack, 12-1 Smashing, Vibrato Valtat, 14-1 Josses Hill, 16-1 Felix Yonger, 20-1 Gilgamboa, Village Vic, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Triumph Hurdle: 3-1 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 8-1 Sceau Royal, 10-1 Connetable, Footpad, Gibralfaro, 12-1 Fix Le Kap, Let’s Dance, 14-1 Who Dares Wins, 16-1 Zubayr, 20-1 Allblak Des Places, Apple’s Jade, Clan Des Obeaux, Frodon, Indietir, Protek Des Flos, Tommy Silver, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)