Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Who Will Bag A Festival Winner?

Lizzie Kelly is 6/1 to ride a winner at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, after William Hill released prices on a select group of individuals scoring at the biggest National Hunt meeting of the year.

“Lizzie Kelly has been in terrific form this year and what better way to cap a memorable season than with a Cheltenham Festival winner,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Richard Johnson recently notched his 3000th winner and is odds-on at 1/2 to top a great season with glory at the Festival, while it is 6/4 he walks away empty-handed. It’s the same Yes/No prices for Tom Scudamore, while Aidan Coleman is Even-Money to ride a Festival winner.

It’s been a breakthrough year for trainer Kerry Lee, who is 10/1 to train a Festival winner in her rookie season, while Rebecca Curtis is significantly shorter at 5/2 to hit the target.

In other Cheltenham markets, William Hill can report strong money for Ivanovich Gorbatov in the Triumph, who has shortened to 7-2 from 4-1. Smad Place has also been popular in the Ryanair Chase market and has been trimmed to 8-1 from 10-1.

William Hill Cheltenham Festival Special

To Ride A 2016 Cheltenham Festival Winner:

Richard Johnson – 1/2 Yes, 6/4 No

Tom Scudamore – 1/2 Yes, 6/4 No

Aidan Coleman – Even-Money Yes, 8/11 No

Lizzie Kelly – 6/1 Yes


To Train A 2016 Cheltenham Festival Winner:

Rebecca Curtis – 5/2 Yes, 2/7 No

Kerry Lee – 10/1 Yes

William Hill Cheltenham Market Movers

Triumph: Ivanovich Gorbatov 7-2 from 4-1

World Hurdle: Cole Harden 7-1 from 9-1, Windsor Park 14-1 from 16-1

Ryanair: Smad Place 8-1 from 10-1

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novice Hurdle: Limini 7-2 from 4-1

To Win Any Race At The Cheltenham Festival: 4-6 Annie Power, 4-5 Min, 5-4 Vautour, 7-2 Bellshill, Shaneshill, 4-1 Barters Hill, More Of That, Yorkhill, 11-2 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 Moon Racer, Vroum Vroum Mag, 7-1 Arctic Fire, Killultagh Vic, 8-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Black Hercules, Buveur D’Air, L’Ami Serge, Long Dog, Native River, Shantou Village, Smad Place, Tombstone, 9-1 Road To Riches, Yanworth, 10-1 Champagne West, My Tent Or Yours, Petit Mouchoir, Roi Des Francs, Simonsig, Sizing John, Village Vic, 12-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: EVENS Min, 6-1 Altior, 8-1 Yorkhill, 10-1 Buveur D’Air, 14-1 Yanworth, 16-1 Bellshill, 20-1 Moon Racer, Supasundae, Tombstone, 25-1 American Tom, Bachasson, Long Dog, Modus, Petit Mouchoir, Wait For Me, 33-1 Falcon Crest, Vigil, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Arkle: 4-6 Douvan, 8-1 L’Ami Serge, Vaniteux, 10-1 Shaneshill, 14-1 Ar Mad, 16-1 Garde La Victoire, Sizing John, 20-1 Killultagh Vic, Wicklow Brave, 25-1 Blue Heron, Bristol De Mai, Fox Norton, Kilcrea Vale, Kitten Rock, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase: 14-1 Minella Foru, 16-1 Pendra, The Last Samuri, Ucello Conti, Valseur Lido, Wakanda, 20-1 Aloomomo, Fingal Bay, Gallant Oscar, Minella Rocco, Sausalito Sunrise, The Young Master, 25-1 Buywise, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Champion Hurdle: 8-13 Faugheen, 13-2 Nichols Canyon, 9-1 Arctic Fire, 14-1 Identity Thief, Peace And Co, 16-1 Camping Ground, The New One, 25-1 My Tent Or Yours, 33-1 Top Notch, 40-1 BAR (Non-Runner, Money Back – EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

OLBG Mares’ Hurdle: 4-5 Annie Power, 6-1 Aurore D’Estruval, 10-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 12-1 Polly Peachum, 16-1 Morning Run, The Govaness, 25-1 Morello Royale, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

National Hunt Steeple Chase: 8-1 Pont Alexandre, 10-1 Black Hercules, Native River, No More Heroes, Onenightinvienna, Rule The World, Seeyouatmidnight, Southfield Royale, 12-1 Killultagh Vic, 14-1 Sambremont, 16-1 Shantou Flyer, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices’ Handicap Chase: 20-1 Aloomomo, Anatol, Bekkensfirth, Full Shift, On Tour, 25-1 As De Mee, Aso, Laser Hawk, Sirabad, Thomas Crapper, Willows Saviour, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle: 4-1 Bellshill, 8-1 Yorkhill, 10-1 Moon Racer, 12-1 Long Dog, Shantou Village, Tombstone, Yanworth, 14-1 American Tom, Barters Hill, Buveur D’Air, 20-1 Disko, 25-1 Champers On Ice, Falcon Crest, Wait For Me, 33-1 Bleu Et Rouge, Nambour, Onefitzall, Penglai Pavilion, Stone Hard, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

RSA Chase: 3-1 No More Heroes, 9-2 More Of That, 10-1 Pont Alexandre, 12-1 Killultagh Vic, 14-1 Martello Tower, Seeyouatmidnight, 16-1 Blaklion, Roi Des Francs, Tea For Two, 20-1 Black Hercules, Drumacoo, Outlander, 25-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Maximiser, Native River, Silsol, Tell Us More, Un Temps Pour Tout, 33-1 Monksland, Onenightinvienna, 40-1 Uranna, 50-1 Flintham, Thomas Brown, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Coral Cup: 14-1 Diamond King, 20-1 Ibis Du Rheu, Lil Rockerfeller, Modem, Nabucco, Renneti, Sort It Out, 25-1 Karezak, San Benedeto, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 7-4 Un De Sceaux, 5-2 Vautour, 7-2 Sprinter Sacre, 6-1 Sire De Grugy, 7-1 Dodging Bullets, 10-1 Special Tiara, 14-1 Simonsig, 20-1 Felix Yonger, Vibrato Valtat, 25-1 Champagne Fever, 33-1 Clarcam, Gods Own, Hidden Cyclone, Sizing Granite, (Non-Runner, Money Back – EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase: 3-1 Josies Orders, 5-1 Quantitativeeasing, 6-1 Balthazar King, 8-1 Sire Collonges, 10-1 Any Currency, 12-1 Dogora, 16-1 Love Rory, 20-1 Uncle Junior, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: 20-1 Leoncavallo, Pemba, 25-1 Chic Name, Coo Star Sivola, Fingertips, Lagostovegas, Missy Tata, Newberry New, Oceane, Romain De Senam, Swincombe Toby, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Champion Bumper: 12-1 Some Neck, 14-1 Augusta Kate, Fulham Road, 16-1 Invitation Only, Turcagua, 20-1 Bacardys, Castello Sforza, 25-1 Very Much So, 33-1 Clinton Hill, Criq Rock, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


JLT Novices’ Chase: 4-1 Shaneshill, 6-1 More Of That, 10-1 Killultagh Vic, Tea For Two, 12-1 L’Ami Serge, Sizing John, 14-1 Pont Alexandre, Seeyouatmidnight, 16-1 Black Hercules, Bristol De Mai, 25-1 Jollyallan, Outlander, Tell Us More, Three Musketeers, Zabana, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Pertemps Network Final: 10-1 Missed Approach, 12-1 If In Doubt, Leave At Dawn, 14-1 Box Office, 16-1 Forthefunofit, 20-1 Simply A Legend, Sir Mangan, Unique De Cotte, 25-1 Billy No Name, Keltus, Sykes, 33-1 Foxcub, Ruacana, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Ryanair Chase: 6-4 Vautour, 8-1 Smad Place, 10-1 Al Ferof, Sound Investment, 12-1 Gilgamboa, Road To Riches, 14-1 King’s Palace, Ma Filleule, Vroum Vroum Mag, 16-1 Dynaste, Ptit Zig, Vibrato Valtat, 20-1 Clarcam, 25-1 Apache Stronghold, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

World Hurdle: 9-4 Thistlecrack, 6-1 Annie Power, 7-1 Cole Harden, 9-1 Camping Ground, 10-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 14-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Aux Ptits Soins, Windsor park, 16-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 20-1 Martello Tower, Prince Of Scars, 25-1 Kilcooley, Ptit Zig, Un Temps Pour Tout, Whisper, 33-1 BAR (Non-Runner, Money Back – EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate: 14-1 Champagne West, Village Vic, 16-1 Buywise, Irish Cavalier, 20-1 Aloomomo, Annacotty, Art Mauresque, Monetaire, Pendra, 25-1 Double Ross, Kings Palace, Little Jon, Tenor Nivernais, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novice Hurdle: 7-2 Limini, 9-2 Myska, 10-1 Daring Carlotta, Karalee, 12-1 Chocca Wocca, 14-1 Robins Reef, The Organist, 20-1 Yes I Did, 25-1 Miss Dinamic, 33-1 Hollies Pearl, 40-1 Danielle’s Journey, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase: 16-1 Champagne James, Perfect Candidate, The Job Is Right, Theatre Guide, 20-1 Beg To Differ, Bless The Wings, Cogry, Foxbridge, Top Wood, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Triumph Hurdle: 7-2 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 14-1 Allblak Des Places, Who Dares Wins, 16-1 Apple’s Jade, Gibralfaro, Let’s Dance, Sceau Royal, 20-1 Adrien Du Pont, Clan Des Obeaux, Fixe Le Kap, Jer’s Girl, Zubayr, 25-1 Leoncavallo, Rashaan, Seven Kingdoms, Tommy Silver, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle: 16-1 Blue Hell, Modus, Quick Jack, Renneti, Sternrubin, 20-1 All Yours, Copy That, 25-1 Diamond King, Hargam, Modem, Nabucco, Sort It Out, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 9-2 Barters Hill, 5-1 Up For Review, 8-1 Bellshill, 10-1 Yorkhill, 12-1 Long Dog, Shantou Village, 16-1 Gangster, 20-1 Ok Corral, Unowhatimeanharry, 33-1 Final Nudge, Nambour, Stone Hard, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase: 9-2 On The Fringe, 11-2 Long Run, Prince De Beauchene, 8-1 Marito, Mendip Express, 10-1 Oscar Barton, 14-1 Paint The Clouds, 16-1 Moroman, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 7-2 Djakadam, 5-1 Don Cossack, 6-1 Cue Card, Don Poli, Vautour, 10-1 No More Heroes, 14-1 Road To Riches, 25-1 O’Faolains Boy, 33-1 Holywell, Many Clouds, Saphir Du Rheu, Seeyouatmidnight, Smad Place, 40-1 Al Ferof, Valseur Lido, 50-1 Carlingford Lough, Gilgamboa, Sir Des Champs, Triolo D’Alene, 66-1 Champagne West, Lord Windermere, Morning Assembly, Wounded Warrior, 100-1 Ballycasey, Boston Bob, First Lieutenant, Irish Cavalier, On His Own, Rocky Creek, Roi Du Mee, The Giant Bolster, Virak, (Non-Runner, Money Back – EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle: 14-1 Nambour, Petit Mouchoir, 16-1 American Tom, Box Office, 20-1 Cardinal Walter, Champers On Ice, Rock The Kasbah, Thomas Hobson, Unanimite, Winner Massagot, 25-1 Stone Hard, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase: 14-1 Minella Present, 16-1 Arthur’s Oak, Bold Henry, Bouvreuil, 20-1 Ted Veale, The Game Changer, Violet Dancer, 25-1 Clarcam, Cold March, Mon Successeur, Mr Mole, Next Sensation, Pearls Legend, 33-1 Just Cameron, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)