Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Will Punters Get Rich With Ricci?

William Hill can report one-way traffic in their market on the number of winners that Susannah and Rich Ricci will have at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Originally priced up at 11/2, ‘Five Or More Winners’ is now the 6/4 favourite.

“Punters reckon they will get rich with Ricci,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “This market reflects the public belief that Susannah and Rich Ricci own a hatful of ‘good things’ for this year’s Festival.”

One of those expected to dominate is Faugheen, who is just 1/3 to win the Champion Hurdle. However, William Hill have priced up a ‘Without’ market with Arctic Fire as the 5/2 favourite.

Current Ricci Favourites

Tuesday –

Min – Supreme (Evens)

Douvan – Arkle (1/2)

Faugheen – Champion Hurdle (1/3)

Annie Power – Mares (8/11)

Wednesday –

Some Neck – Champion Bumper (12/1 Co-Fav)

Thursday –

Vautour – Ryanair (6/4)

Limini – Trull House Stud Mares’ Novice Hurdle (8/11)

Friday –

Vautour – Gold Cup (4/1)

Number Of Susannah Ricci Owned Winners At The 2016 Cheltenham Festival: 

None - 66/1

One - 25/1

Two - 7/1

Three - 3/1

Four - 13/8

Five Or More - 6/4

Champion Hurdle (betting without Faugheen): 5-2 Arctic Fire, 7-2 Nichols Canyon, 4-1 Identity Thief, 5-1 Peace And Co, 13-2 The New One, 8-1 Camping Ground, 12-1 My Tent Or Yours, 16-1 Hargam, Old Guard, Top Notch, War Sound, 20-1 Sempre Medici, 33-1 Parlour Games, 40-1 All Yours, 50-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)