There is just 63 days to go until the biggest spectacle in jumps racing, the Cheltenham Festival. Four days of top-class action awaits, with 28 races in total providing us with an astonishing 15 Grade 1 races.
Prestbury Park will host the best of the best, and as such, you want to be finding the best offers. William Hill gives you the chance to do just that with #YourOdds. You can make your quirkiest punting premonitions a reality by tweeting William Hill on twitter with the #YourOdds, and they’ll try to give you a price!
We’ve taken a look through the current #YourOdds offering on William Hill and picked out three of note. You can find out all the details below.
Trio of winners?
Envoi Allen (Marsh) and Does He Know (Any Race) both to win, Captain Guinness (Arkle) Top 3 (100/1)
Antepost multiples are a fan favourite in regards to Cheltenham and this #YourOdds offer follows that theme. The banker of the meeting for many, the bet starts off with Envoi Allen needing to win the Marsh. He’s blown his rivals away in both his chasing starts and he’s a best price of 1/1 to win that contest.
Next, Does He Know needs to be victorious in any Festival race. Kim Bailey’s charge was last seen running out in the Challow, but prior to that, he comfortably landed a Grade 2 at Cheltenham, so the ability is certainly there. The Albert Bartlett is seemingly his destination and that race looks wide-open at this stage.
Finally, Captain Guinness needs a top three finish in the Arkle. Brought down when tanking into the Supreme, he was pulled up on chasing debut at Tipperary. He bounced back from that, however, to score impressively at Punchestown last month. He’s declared against Energumene and Blackbow at Naas on Wednesday, so we’ll learn a lot more about him by 1.25pm that day.
High fives all around?
Adagio, Champ, Latest Exhibition, Saint Calvados and The Storyteller all to finish in the Top 4
The more legs you add, the tougher a multiple gets, but there could be plenty of value to this 150/1 selection. You’d need all five to finish in the Top 4 of their respective races and that’s not out of the realms of possibility.
- Adagio – Took Nassalam’s scalp to win the Grade 1 Finale at Chepstow and is a key contender for the Triumph Hurdle as a result.
- Champ – Absent since winning the RSA in remarkable circumstances at last year’s Festival. Reportedly in good order and could be on track for a Gold Cup bid.
- Latest Exhibition – Improving over fences, pushing Monkfish hard at Leopardstown over Christmas. Strong in the market for the Festival Novices’ Chase.
- Saint Calvados – Ran a mighty race when fourth in the King George at Kempton, just tiring up the straight after travelling well. Should relish the Ryanair distance on that evidence.
- The Storyteller – Has exceeded expectations this season, winning the Champion Chase at Down Royal back in October. Placed over hurdles in Grade 1 company last time and connections have lots of options.
Ginto the next big thing?
Ginto to win the 2021 Champion Bumper and any race at 2022 Festival (200/1)
Costing an enormous 470,000 euros at the November 2020 Tattersalls sales, it’s fair to say that Ginto has quite the reputation. A son of Walk In The Park, he comes from a smart family and is bred to be a useful commodity.
Trained by Gordon Elliott, he has the perfect platform to flourish and build upon his runaway victory in a Tattersalls Farm Point to Point back in October. Sent off at 4/9 for his bumper debut at Fairyhouse, he showed inexperience and ultimately finished second best behind another useful prospect.
It was disappointing to see him be defeated, but he has a lofty reputation and it’s too soon to write him off. He’ll be seen to much better effect with a strong pace and further experience. Elliott is a master with his bumper horses, and his price is likely to collapse if he comes out and wins next time around.