Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival By Rupert Adams

Paul Nicholls Festival Fancies

Paul Nicholls goes into Cheltenham with very few stable stars and William Hill are offering 5/2 that he fails to find a winner over the four days. That said it is 13/8 that he has a single winner and 9/4 two.

Paul is 2/1 to be the most successful trainer of the meeting (In the betting without Willie Mullins).

“Paul is one of, if not, the best trainer in jump racing history and we will never forget that. Despite having a team that lacks superstars we think he remains one of the danger men,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

How Many Winners Will Paul Nicholls Train At The 2016 Cheltenham Festival? – 5/2 None, 13/8 One, 9/4 Two, 6/1 Three or more

Top Trainer At Cheltenham Festival 2016: 1/14 Mullins, 9/1 Henderson, 12/1 Nicholls, 25/1Elliott, 50/1 Hobbs, 100/1 King, 100/1 Pipe

Top Trainer At Cheltenham Festival 2016 (Without Willie Mullins): 7/4 Henderson, 2/1 Nicholls, 4/1 Elliott, 8/1 King, 10/1 Hobbs, 20/1 Pipe

Key Races

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, 66/1 Bouvreuil (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Champion Hurdle: 13/8 Annie Power, 9/2 Identity Thief, 5-1 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 My Tent Or Yours, 7-1 The New One, 14-1 Peace And Co, 16-1 Camping Ground, 16-1 Top Notch, 20-1 Hargam, 25/1 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, 11-1Aurore 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, 33-1 Le Mercurey

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)

Glenfarclas Chase: 8/1 Sire Collonges

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)

Ryanair World Hurdle: Evens Thistlecrack, 4/1 Annie Power, 5/1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 6/1Alpha Des Obeaux, 7/1 Cole Harden, 9/1 Nichols Canyon, 10/1 Differet Gravey, 12/1More Of That, 14/1 Aux Ptits Soins, 14/1 Saphir Du Rheu, 16/1 Camping Ground, 16/1Whisper, 20/1 Prince Of Scars, 25/1 Kilcooley, 25/1 Lieutenant Colonel, 25/1 Martello Tower, 25/1 Un Temp Pour Tout, 33/1 Bar (EW 1/4 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)

St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase: 33/1 Pacha Du Polder