Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Ballyandy Bolts Up

Ballyandy Bolts Up

Ballyandy proved Nigel Twiston-Davies correct by bolting up in the Betfair Hurdle and is now 10-1 from 20-1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Earlier in the week, the trainer had declared Ballyandy’s handicap mark to be “a gift”. He was spot on.

“It was a hugely impressive performance and this year’s Supreme could be one of the best races of the Festival,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Ballyandy has cost us well in to six figures.”

Earlier on the card, William Hill cut High Bridge to 20-1 from 25-1 for the Supreme after victory in the novices’ hurdle at Newbury.

Hills are top price on the Ben Pauling-trained victor for the Supreme.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 11-4 Melon, 5-1 Charli Parcs, Moon Racer, 7-1 Defi Du Seuil, 8-1 Finian’s Oscar, Neon Wolf, 10-1 Ballyandy, Landofhopeandglory, Let’s Dance, 12-1 Airlie Beach, Cilaos Emery, Consul De Thaix, Dinaria Des Obeaux, Meri Devie, 14-1 Camelia De Cotte, Movewiththetimes, 16-1 Bunk Off Early, Chateau Conti, Crack Mome, Housesofparliament, Saturnas, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – Non Runner Insurance)