Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Cheltenham Festival Markets

William Hill have pushed out Annie Power to 2-1 from 13-8 in the Champion Hurdle market after the entries came through for the opening day of Cheltenham Festival.

“Although it is a depleted Champion Hurdle, the opposition are strong enough to prevent a walk in the park for Annie Power,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



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,20-1 David Pipe, Jonjo O’Neill, 33-1 John Ferguson

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


2016 Cheltenham Festival – Number Of Irish Trained Winners:

5-1      Zero to ten

4-5      Eleven to fourteen

6-4      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:

5-4                  Six or fewer

EVENS          Seven To Nine

5-1                  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:

33-1   Heavy

9-2     Soft

4-11    Good To Soft

4-1      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   


Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 2-1 Min, 9-2 Altior, 5-1 Yorkhill, 7-1 Buveur D’Air, 12-1Tombstone, 16-1 Supasundae, 20-1 Moon Racer, Silver Concorde, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Racing Post Arkle Trophy: 2-5 Douvan, 11-2 Vaniteux, 11-1 Sizing John, 14-1 Garde La Victoire, L’Ami Serge, 16-1 The Game Changer, 33-1 Outlander, Shaneshill, 40-1 Fox Norton, 50-1 Baltimore Rock, 66-1 Aso, On Tour, Sizing Codelco, Zamdy Man, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase: 8-1 Out Sam, 10-1 Kruzhlinin, 14-1 Doctor Harper, Holywell, Morning Assembly, The Young Master, Theatre Guide, 16-1 Carole’s Destrier, Silvergrove, Un Temps Pour Tout, Upswing, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Champion Hurdle: 2-1 Annie Power, 11-2 Nichols Canyon, 6-1 Identity Thief, 13-2 The New One, 10-1 My Tent Or Yours, 16-1 Top Notch, 20-1 Hargam, Old Guard, Peace And Co, 25-1Camping Ground, 28-1 Sempre Medici, 40-1 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, 7-4 Annie Power, 6-1 Polly Peachum, 11-1Aurore D’Estruval, 12-1 Bitofapuzzle, 16-1 Desert Queen, Gitane Du Berlais, Tara Point, The Govaness, 20-1 Ballychorus, Flute Bowl, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

National Hunt Steeple Chase: 5-1 Minella Rocco, 6-1 Roi Des Francs, 7-1 Noble Endeavor, 8-1 Native River, Pont Alexandre, Southfield Royale, 12-1 Measureofmydreams,14-1 Sambremont, 16-1 Definitly Red, Local Show, Shaneshill, Shantou Flyer, 20-1 BAR(EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase: 10-1 Aloomomo, 12-1 Killer Crow, Out Sam, Willow’s Saviour, 14-1 Bouvreuil, Domesday Book, Full Shift, Minella Present, Thomas Crapper, 16-1 Ballyalton, Double Shuffle, Javert, McKinley, Pairofbrowneyes, Sambremont, Thomas Brown, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Neptune: 5-4 Yanworth, 8-1 A Toi Phil, Yorkhill, 10-1 Bellshill, 12-1 Bleu Et Rouge, Long Dog, 14-1 Min, Shantou Village, 16-1 Barters Hill, 20-1 Petit Mouchoir, Tombstone, Up For Review, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

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

Coral Cup: 10-1 Diamond King, 12-1 Arbre De Vie, Great Field, Politologue, Squouateur,14-1 Kilcrea Vale, Rock The Kasbah, 16-1 Different Gravey, Lil Rockerfeller, Long House Hall, 20-1 Baoulet Delaroque, Blazer, Brother Tedd, Chef D’Ouevre, Childrens List, Desoto County, For Good Measure, King’s Palace, Label Des Obeaux, Legacy Gold, Mr Mix, Nabucco, Oscar Sam, Sheamus, Starchitect, Tapaculo, Tycoon Prince, Unowhatimeanharry,25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 8-11 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Vautour, 9-2 Sprinter Sacre, 12-1 Dodging Bullets, Sire De Grugy, Special Tiara, 16-1 Felix Yonger, 20-1 Gods Own, 25-1Sizing Granite, 33-1 Champagne Fever, 40-1 Somersby, 66-1 Bright New Dawn, Clarcam, Twinlight, 100-1 Just Cameron, Mozoltov, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 5-2 Josies Orders, 6-1 Balthazar King, Quantitativeeasing, 7-1 Foxrock, 8-1 Any Currency, Sire Collonges, 14-1 Ballybroker Bridge,16-1 Dolatulo, Love Rory, Third Intention, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle: 7-1 Diego Du Charmil, 8-1 Campeador, 12-1 Fixe Le Kap, Frodon, 14-1 Gibralfaro, Harley Rebel, Jaleo, Messire De Obeaux ,Voix Du Reve,16-1 Ardamir ,El Terremoto, Le Curieux, Missy Tata, Swamp Fox, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

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


JLT Novices’ Chase: 4-1 Bristol De Mai, 5-1 More Of That, Outlander, 7-1 Garde La Victoire, 8-1 Black Hercules, Shaneshill, 12-1 L’Ami Serge, Sizing John, Vaniteux, 14-1Zabana, 16-1 As De Mee, Three Musketeers, 20-1 Arzal, Pont Alexandre, Tell Us More, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Pertemps Network Final: 8-1 Leave At Dawn, 10-1 Cup Final, Missed Approach, Unowhatimeanharry, 12-1 Box Office, If In Doubt, Warriors Tale, 14-1 Arpege D’Alene, Our Kaempfer, Sir Mangan, 16-1 Flintham, Join The Clan, Mall Dini, Oscar Sam, Rathpatrick, Saddlers Encore, Taglietelle, West Approach, Westren Warrior, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Ryanair Chase: 7-4 Vautour, 4-1 Road To Riches, 6-1 Al Ferof, 7-1 Valseur Lido, Vroum Vroum Mag, 9-1 Smashing, 10-1 Don Cossack, Vibrato Valtat 12-1 Josses Hill,  Village Vic,16-1 Dynaste, Felix Yonger, 20-1 Champagne West, Gilgamboa, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ryanair World Hurdle: 6-5 Thistlecrack, 4-1 Annie Power, 5-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 6-1Alpha Des Obeaux, 7-1 Cole Harden, 8-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 9-1 Nichols Canyon, 10-1Different Gravey, 12-1 More Of That, 14-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Whisper 16-1 Camping Ground, Prince Of Scars,  25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate: 10-1 Johns Spirit, 11-1 Taquin Du Seuil, 12-1Out Sam, Sametegal, 14-1 Champagne West, Doctor Harper, Free Expression, King’s Odyssey, Noble Endeavor, Village Vic, 16-1 Empire Of Dirt, Irish Cavalier, Monetaire, Stiletto, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle: 10-11 Limini, 7-1 Smart Talk, 10-1 Myska, 12-1Bloody Mary, Chocca Wocca, 14-1 Apple’s Jade, Myztique, Robins Reef, 16-1 Jer’s Girl,Katie Too, Omessa Has, Ria D’Etel, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase: 7-1 Our Father, 8-1 Cause Of Causes, 10-1 Doctor Harper, 12-1 Upswing, 14-1 Free Expression, Noble Endeavor, Sambremont, Silvergrove, Ziga Boy, 16-1 Altiepix, Coologue, Guess Again, Lord Scoundrel, Perfect Candidate, Subtle Grey, The Job Is Right, Thomas Brown, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Triumph Hurdle: 9-2 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 5-1 Zubayr, 8-1 Sceau Royal, 10-1 Connetable,12-1 Fixe Le Kap, Footpad, Let’s Dance, Who Dares Wins, 16-1 Clan Des Obeaux, 20-1Apple’s Jade, Frodon, Gibralfaro, Protek Des Flos, Tommy Silver, 25-1 Khezerabad, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle: 10-1 Desoto County, 12-1 Blue Hell, Great Field, 14-1Affaire D’Honneur, All Yours, Clondaw Warrior, Squouateur, Superb Story, 16-1 A Hare Breath, Henry Higgins, Modus, Starchitect, Townshend, Wait For Me, 20-1 Ball D’Arc, Cardinal Walter, Cyrius Moriviere, Dicosimo, Flying Angel, For Good Measure, Its’afreebee, John Constable, Kalkir, Mad Jack Mytton, Marracudja, Montbazon, Royal Caviar, Solstice Star, Some Plan, Sternrubin, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 11-4 Barters Hill, 6-1 Shantou Village, 8-1 Gangster, 10-1Up For Review, Yorkhill, 12-1 Bellshill, 14-1 Ballydine, Bleu Et Rouge, Thomas Hobson, Unowhatimeanharry, 16-1 Long Dog, 20-1 A Toi Phil, Balko Des Flos, O O Seven, 25-1Bachasson, Bello Conti, Fagan, Open Eagle, Petit Mouchoir, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Don Cossack, 5-1 Cue Card, Vautour, 11-2 Djakadam, Don Poli, 12-1 Smad Place, 16-1 Road To Riches, 20-1 Valseur Lido, 25-1 Carlingford Lough, Holywell, Many Clouds, 40-1 O’Faolains Boy, Sausalito Sunrise 50-1 Sir Des Champs, 66-1 Champagne West, Gilgamboa, 100-1 Boston Bob, Irish Cavalier, Morning Assembly, On His Own, The Giant Bolster, 150-1 Ballycasey (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase: 11-4 On The Fringe, 7-1 Marito, 8-1Aupcharlie, Paint The Clouds, 10-1 Mendip Express, 12-1 It Came To Pass, 16-1 Current Event, Dark Lover, Mr Mercurial, Pacha Du Polder, Pearlysteps, 20-1 Palypso De Creek, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle: 8-1 Squouateur, 10-1 Qualando, 16-1 Baoulet Delaroque, Blazer, Box Office, Chef D’Ouevre, Cup Final, Dancing Meadows, For Good Measure, Ibis Du Rheu, Label Des Obeaux, Montdragon, Mr Mix, Nickname Exit, Okotoks, Space Cadet, Tycoon Prince, Westend Star, Zulu Oscar, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

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

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