Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Tizzard’s Got A Festival Cracker

Thistlecrack was a stylish winner of the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham and is now Even-Money favourite from 9-4 with William Hill to win the World Hurdle.


“It looks like Thistlecrack will be very hard to beat in the World Hurdle. Colin Tizzard has got a real cracker for the Cheltenham Festival,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Earlier at Cheltenham, Yanworth was a very impressive winner of the novice hurdle and is now 3-1 joint-favourite (alongside Bellshill) to win the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.


World Hurdle: Evens Thistlecrack, 4-1 Annie Power, Vroum Vroum Mag, 7-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Cole Harden, 9-1 Nichols Canyon, 12-1 More Of That, 14-1 Aux Ptits Soins, 16-1 Camping Ground, Prince Of Scars, Saphir Du Rheu, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)


Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle: 3-1 Bellshill, Yanworth, 10-1 Yorkhill, 12-1 Shantou Village,14-1 A Toi Phil, 16-1 Barters Hill, Long Dog, Tombstone, 20-1 Disko, Petit Mouchoir, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)