With just days to go until the Cheltenham Festival, we caught up with Sam Boswell to get the lowdown on the four horses that could cost the bookies big.
We have four horses in our sights that we would like to see beaten at the Festival.
The opening race is greeted by the famous roar and Nicky Henderson’s Constitution Hill is the one we are most worried about. He has been impressive at Sandown twice this season, including a twelve-length win over Jetoile in the Tolworth. After his first start of the season, some BetVictor customers snagged 10/1 for the Supreme which looks like a very nice position to be in with him currently trading as the 2/1 favourite.
Wow that is pretty impressive from Constitution Hill 🤯pic.twitter.com/ABASwdtzPq
— BetVictor Racing (@BetVictorRacing) January 8, 2022
Next up is the perceived day one banker of the meeting Honeysuckle, who will be ridden as ever by BetVictor Brand Ambassador Rachael Blackmore. The pair have a perfect record coming in to defend her Champion Hurdle crown and she has been a popular pick over the last 12 months. Now 2/5, it looks like she will be very hard to stop and can add yet another Grade One to her impressive CV.
🏆 Bob Olinger
🏆 Sir Gerhard
A total of 6 winners! 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/ZCvqaTACdY
— BetVictor Racing (@BetVictorRacing) March 19, 2021
The Champion Bumper is the only flat race at the entire festival and the chance to see future jumping stars in action. The second favourite American Mike currently stands as the worst result in the race for us. Gordon Elliott previously trained Envoi Allen and Fayonagh to victory in the race and a third victory in the bumper will prove expensive for us.
— BetVictor Racing (@BetVictorRacing) March 13, 2019
One of the biggest shifts in prices has emerged in the blue-ribbon chase event, the Gold Cup, run on the Friday at the Festival and sees the best staying chasers battle it out over fences. Gordon Elliott again could do some damage to us with his horse called Galvin. Introduced into the market last year at 33/1 he has shown consistent improvement to be battling it out at the front of the market with last year’s runner-up A Plus Tard.