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Altior restores Cheltenham order after fast start for the books


A narrow defeat for Champ in the RSA Chase and a “right result for the books” in the Coral Cup put the bookmakers in command once more at Cheltenham, before Altior – “one of the bankers of the week” – restored some order for the big players. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on another pulsating day of …

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Industry down £50 million as punters take 2-0 Cheltenham lead


The punters went 2-0 up at the Cheltenham Festival, with the bookmakers firmly “on the ropes” after short-price victories for Samcro, Presenting Percy and Altior. The bookmakers began day two desperate for “Irish banker” Samcro to fail in the Ballymore, but the future star proved just too strong for Black Op in the closing stages. Stephen Harris, the racing guru …

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Narrow lead for bookies after day one at Cheltenham

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A year on from a £10 million hammering on the opening day at last year’s festival, the bookmakers ended day one at Cheltenham 2017 with a narrow lead. There was a short odds success for Altior (1/4) in the Racing Post Arkle and a small loss for bookies from 5/1 winner Buveur D’Air in the Stan James Champion Hurdle, but …

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