Cheltenham Festival: 4 key odds changes after the weekend’s racing as Elimay cut

The odds are shortening on some interesting runners ahead of Cheltenham.

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 is just a month away and thanks to Paddy’s non-runner money back (NRMB) offer, there’s absolutely no risk of losing out if your pick pulls out. Our traders have assessed the prices on a number of potential runners after the latest weekend of racing action.

The Big Dog

The Big Dog lived up to his name beating Screaming Colours by a half a length in the Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Punchestown on Sunday. It was the eight-year-old’s first win of the season and our traders reacted by cutting his odds to 16/1 from 33/1 for the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup. The Big Dog’s also available at 20/1 from 33/1 for the National Hunt Chase as a result of his win.

Wilde About Oscar

Wilde About Oscar strengthened his claims for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle by winning the listed Novices’ Hurdle at Exeter by seven-and-a-half lengths on Sunday. The run prompted our traders to cut the six-year-old from 40/1 to 25/1 for the opening race on day two of the Festival. Is it written in the stars for him to be successful at Cheltenham?

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Druid’s Altar

The four-year-old landed his second win of the season in Saturday’s Novice Hurdle at Naas but his odds are stationary at 33/1 for the Triumph Hurdle. The Grade 3 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle could be the Festival target, however, and Druid’s Altar’s odds have tumbled to 14/1 from 25/1 in our NRMB book.

Elimay

Elimay is now the 5/2 joint-favourite with Benie Des Dieux for the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase after comfortably winning the listed Mares’ Chase at Naas on Saturday. She was 3/1 for the penultimate race at the Festival but her five-and-a-half length victory over Shattered Love caught the eye of our traders at Paddy Tower.

Elimay Mark Walsh Punchestown May 1, 2019

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Gentleman De Mee

Gentleman De Mee landed his maiden win over hurdles on Saturday but the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old remains unchanged at 33/1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Thedevilscoachman

Thedevilscoachman is also unchanged at 16/1 for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle despite a two-length success in Sunday’s listed race at Punchestown, which made it three wins from four starts over hurdles in Ireland. Will you jump on board?

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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