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Bookmakers in charge after 16/1 Champion hurdle shock


The bookmakers hit back after a quickfire Willie Mullins double opened proceedings at Cheltenham, with a victory for the unfancied Espoir D’Allen in the Champion Hurdle ensuring a “winning day for the industry” – both on and off the course. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, said that it was honours “pretty even” heading into the Champion Hurdle – …

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Heavy ground at Cheltenham for the first time in 36 years

As punters drink in the unmistakable Cheltenham roar this afternoon, 10mm of overnight rain means that for the first time in 36 years the going at the Festival will be heavy to soft in places. The last time the going at the Festival opened up with heavy ground, the first race was won by a 66/1 shot in Ikdam. The …

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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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Noel Fehily to provide daily Cheltenham blogs for Bet Bonus Code

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Champion Hurdle-winning jockey Noel Fehily has signed a deal to become brand ambassador for affiliate site Bet Bonus Code until the end of the 2016-17 National Hunt season. The 41-year-old, who has ridden more than 1,000 winners, will provide daily blogs throughout the Cheltenham Festival, where he is set to partner Buveur D’Air, Unowhatimeanharry and Neon Wolf. Fehily will then …

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