Cheltenham Festival By Jon Ivan-Duke

Potential Doomsday For Bookies As Mullins Looms Large

William Hill predict it could cost bookmakers £50million across the industry if Willie Mullins and his ‘Fantastic Four’ win on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Combinations of Min in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Douvan in the Arkle, Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle and Vroum Vroum Mag in the Mares’ Hurdle, will test the layers as the biggest race meeting of the year gets underway.

William Hill expect the industry will take £350million in wages over the four days of the Festival, but confidence could be severely dented if Mullins starts firing in the winners.

“It could be a potential Doomsday for bookies if Willie’s ‘Four Horses of the Apocalypse’ all win,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “However, we’re confident we can get at least one of them turned over and will be out to lay the lot of them.”


Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 2-1 Min, 7-2 Altior, 13-2 Buveur D’Air, 14-1 Bellshill, Supasundae, Tombstone, 16-1 Silver Concorde, 25-1 Charbel, 33-1 North Hill Harvey, 40-1 Mister Miyagi, Penglai Pavilion, 50-1 Petit Mouchoir, 66-1 Holly Bush Henry, William H Bonney, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Racing Post Arkle Trophy: 2-5 Douvan, 11-2 Vaniteux, 9-1 Sizing John, 14-1 The Game Changer, 40-1 Fox Norton, 66-1 Aso, Baltimore Rock, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase: 7-1 Holywell, Out Sam, 9-1 Kruzhlinin, 12-1Carole’s Destrier, 14-1 Morning Assembly, The Young Master, Theatre Guide, 16-1 Beg To Differ, Regal Encore, Un Temps Pour Tout, 20-1 Southfield Theatre, 25-1 Spring Heeled, 33-1 Algernon Pazham, Indian Castle, Shanahan’s Turn, 40-1 Ballykan, Double Ross, Fox Appeal, 50-1Audacious, Band Of Blood, Doing Fine, Katenko, O Maonlai, 100-1 According To Trev, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Champion Hurdle: 9-4 Annie Power, 11-2 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 The New One, 13-2 Identity Thief, 10-1 My Tent Or Yours, 16-1 Top Notch, 20-1 Camping Ground, 25-1 Hargam, Peace And Co, Sempre Medici, 33-1 Lil Rockerfeller, 100-1 Sign Of A Victory, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

OLBG Mares’ Hurdle: 11-10 Vroum Vroum Mag, 6-1 Polly Peachum, 12-1 Aurore D’Estruval,14-1 Bitofapuzzle, 16-1 Tara Point, The Govaness, 20-1 Flute Bowl, 25-1 Gitane Du Berlais, Lily Waugh, 33-1 Desert Queen, Keppols Queen, Stephanie Frances, 50-1 Fairytale Theatre, Legacy Gold, Morello Royale, Rock On The Moor, Rons Dream, 66-1 Pass The Time, 100-1 Flementime, Melbourne Lady, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)


National Hunt Steeple Chase: 9-2 Minella Rocco, 7-1 Noble Endeavor, 8-1 Native River, Pont Alexandre, Southfield Royale, 10-1 Measureofmydreams, 16-1 Ballychorus, Definitly Red, Local Show, Vicente, 25-1 Shantou Flyer, Vieux Lion Rouge, 33-1 Pleasant Company, 40-1 Warrantor,50-1 Bally Beaufort, Vintage Vintage, Waldorf Salad, 66-1 Viva Steve, 100-1 How About It, Johnny Og, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase: 6-1 Aloomomo, 10-1 Willow’s Saviour, 12-1Ballyalton, Bouvreuil, Mckinley, 14-1 Double Shuffle, 16-1 Javert, Thomas Brown, 20-1Domesday Book, Five In A Row, Katgary, Killala Quay, Rezorbi, 22-1 Amore Alato, 25-1 Bridgets Pet, On Tour, 33-1 Fourth Act, Racing Pulse, Twelve Roses, 40-1 Jayo Time, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Neptune: 11-8 Yanworth, 3-1 Yorkhill, 7-1 A Toi Phil, 11-1 Long Dog, 12-1 Bleu Et Rouge, 16-1Barters Hill, Bellshill, Shantou Village, 20-1 Petit Mouchoir, Tombstone, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


RSA Chase: 9-4 More Of That, 5-2 No More Heroes, 9-1 Blaklion, 10-1 Black Hercules, Vyta Du Roc, 12-1 Roi Des Francs, Seeyouatmidnight, 14-1 Outlander, 20-1 Pont Alexandre, 25-1 Out Sam, Shaneshill, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Coral Cup: 10-1 Arbre De Vie, Diamond King, 12-1 Politologue, 14-1 Rock The Kasbah, Squouateur, 20-1 Baoulet Delaroque, Blazer, Childrens List, For Good Measure, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-5 Un De Sceaux, 5-1 Sprinter Sacre, 12-1 Dodging Bullets,14-1 Felix Yonger, Special Tiara, 16-1 Sire De Grugy, 33-1 Gods Own, Sizing Granite, 66-1Somersby, 100-1 Just Cameron, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)


Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 5-2 Josies Orders, 6-1 Balthazar King, Quantitativeeasing,7-1 Foxrock, 10-1 Any Currency, Sire Collonges, 14-1 Ballybroker Bridge, 16-1 Third Intention,20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: 6-1 Diego Du Charmil, 8-1 Campeador, 14-1 Jaleo, Messire De Obeaux, 16-1 Ardamir, Frodon, Le Curieux, Missy Tata, Voix Du Reve, 20-1 BAR(EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Champion Bumper: 6-1 Ballyandy, 7-1 Augusta Kate, 10-1 New To This Town, 12-1 Avenir D’Une Vie, Castello Sforza, Coeur Blimey, High Bridge, 16-1 Bacardys, Battleford, First Figaro, Very Much So, Westend Story, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)



JLT Novices’ Chase: 4-1 Bristol De Mai, 9-2 Outlander, 5-1 Garde La Victoire, 7-1 Black Hercules, 10-1 L’Ami Serge, Shaneshill, Sizing John, 14-1 Three Musketeers, Zabana, 33-1 BAR(EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Pertemps Network Final: 7-1 Leave At Dawn, 10-1 Cup Final, Missed Approach, 12-1 If In Doubt, Unowhatimeanharry, 14-1 Arpege D’Alene, Box Office, Our Kaempfer, 16-1 Mall Dini, Oscar Sam, Saddlers Encore, Taglietelle, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Ryanair Chase: EVENS Vautour, 7-2 Road To Riches, 4-1 Valseur Lido, 6-1 Al Ferof, Vroum Vroum Mag, 8-1 Smashing, 10-1 Vibrato Valtat, Village Vic, 12-1 Josses Hill,  Taquin Du Seuil,16-1 Dynaste, Felix Yonger, Gilgamboa,  20-1 Top Gamble, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Ryanair World Hurdle: 6-5 Thistlecrack, 6-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, 7-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 8-1Cole Harden, 10-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 14-1 Nichols Canyon, Whisper 16-1 Aux Ptits Soins, 20-1Kilcooley, Prince Of Scars,  25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)


Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate: 7-1 Johns Spirit, 14-1 Out Sam, Village Vic, 16-1Fingal Bay, Irish Cavalier, Stiletto, 20-1 Champagne West, Empire Of Dirt, Full Shift, The Saint James, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle: 5-6 Limini, 6-1 Smart Talk, 10-1 Myska, 12-1 Apple’s Jade, Bloody Mary, 14-1 Chocca Wocca, 20-1 Jer’s Girl, Katie Too, Robins Reef, Tea In Transvaal, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase: 6-1 Cause Of Causes, Doctor Harper, 10-1 Upswing, 12-1 The Giant Bolster, 14-1 Sambremont, Silvergrove, 16-1 Guess Again, Thomas Brown, 20-1 A Good Skin, Beg To Differ, Indian Castle, Midnight Prayer, Perfect Candidate, The Job Is Right, Top Wood, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)



Triumph Hurdle: 9-2 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 5-1 Zubayr, 7-1 Sceau Royal, 12-1 Connetable, Fixe Le Kap, Footpad, Let’s Dance, Who Dares Wins, 16-1 Apple’s Jade, Clan Des Obeaux, 20-1Frodon, Protek Des Flos, Tommy Silver, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle: 9-1 Desoto County, Great Field, 12-1 Blue Hell, 14-1 All Yours, Starchitect, Superb Story, 16-1 A Hare Breath, Clondaw Warrior, Henry Higgins, Modus, Townshend, Wait For Me, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 11-4 Barters Hill, 6-1 Shantou Village, 8-1 Gangster, 10-1Yorkhill, 11-1 Bleu Et Rouge, 12-1 Long Dog, 14-1 A Toi Phil, Thomas Hobson, Up For Review,16-1 Unowhatimeanharry, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Don Cossack, 9-2 Vautour, 5-1 Cue Card, Djakadam, Don Poli, 12-1 Smad Place, 16-1 Road To Riches, 20-1 Valseur Lido, 33-1 Carlingford Lough, 66-1O’Faolains Boy, Sir Des Champs, 100-1 Irish Cavalier, On His Own, The Giant Bolster, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)


St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase: 11-4 On The Fringe, 7-1 Marito, Paint The Clouds, 8-1 Aupcharlie, Mendip Express, 12-1 It Came To Pass, 16-1 Mr Mercurial, Pacha Du Polder, 20-1 Current Event, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle: 6-1 Squouateur, 10-1 Qualando, 14-1Ballyalton, 16-1 Baoulet Delaroque, Blazer, Box Office, Ibis Du Rheu, Montdragon, Westend Star,20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase: 10-1 Next Sensation, 12-1 Minella Present, Rock The World, 14-1 Arthur’s Oak, Dandridge, Velvet Maker, 16-1 Blood Cotil, Eastlake, Sizing Codelco, The Saint James, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Cheltenham Gold Cup – Who Will Start Favourite?: 9-4 Vautour, 5-2 Don Cossack, 4-1 Cue Card, Don Poli, 6-1 Djakadam, 100-1 Any Other Horse (Win Only, Singles Only, Dead Heat Rules Apply)


2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Trainer (betting without Willie Mullins):

7-4 Gordon Elliott, 9-4 Nicky Henderson, 3-1 Paul Nicholls, 8-1 Alan King, 10-1 Philip Hobbs, 14-1 Jonjo O’Neill, 20-1 David Pipe, 33-1 John Ferguson

2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Jockey: 1-3 Ruby Walsh, 11-2 Barry Geraghty, 10-1 Bryan Cooper, 12-1 Sam Twiston-Davies, 16-1 Paul Townend, 20-1 Richard Johnson, 25-1 Tom Scudamore, 50-1 Davy Russell, Jonathan Burke

2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Jockey (betting without Ruby Walsh): 5-2 Barry Geraghty,3-1 Brian Cooper, 6-1 Sam Twiston-Davies, 9-1 Nico de Boinville, Paul Townend, 10-1 Richard Johnson, 16-1 Daryl Jacob, Tom Scudamore, 20-1 Noel Fehily, 25-1 Davy Russell, 33-1 Aidan Coleman

2016 Cheltenham Festival – Number Of Irish Trained Winners:

9-2      Zero to ten

4-6      Eleven to fourteen

15-8      Fifteen or more

Gordon Elliott – how many winners will he train at 2016 Cheltenham Festival:

13-2    No Winners

11-4    One Winner (exactly)

13-8    Two Winners (exactly)

2-1      Three Winners Or More

Willie Mullins – how many winners will he train at 2016 Cheltenham Festival:

EVENS                 Six or fewer

EVENS          Seven To Nine

7-1                  Ten or more

Paul Nicholls – how many winners will he train at 2016 Cheltenham Festival:

5-2      No Winners

13-8    One Winner (exactly)

9-4      Two Winners (exactly)

6-1      Three Winners or more      

Official Going For The First Race Of Cheltenham Festival:

50-1    Heavy

3-1      Soft

2-9      Good To Soft

16-1      Good

100-1  Good To Firm Or Firm

(The market will be settled on the predominant going description, ie Good To Soft (Soft In Places) would be settled as Good to Soft

Lizzie Kelly to Ride A 2016 Cheltenham Festival Winner: 5-1

Prestbury Cup: 8-11 UK, 13-8 Ireland, 13-2 Tie

Where Will Victoria Pendleton Finish In The St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase?:

1st          16/1

2nd          16/1

3rd           14/1

4th           14/1

5th to 10th inclusive         9/4

Any other result other than a top 10 finish          4/6

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