Punters are banking on Irish domination at Cheltenham once again this month as BoyleSports reported significant antepost interest in the travelling contingent to the Festival.
The Irish will rule the roost when it comes to the Prestbury Cup if the betting is to be believed, the competition that sees trainers from opposite sides of the water pitted against each other in the quest for more victories.
Ireland are heavy odds-on favourites at 1/10 to deliver more winners than the British, while Willie Mullins and Paul Townend are leading the way to be top trainer and top jockey at 4/11 and 8/11 respectively.
It’s a 1/2 shot that Ireland come out with more winners from the handicap races with Gordon Elliott responsible for the favourite in the Kim Muir by way of 4/1 shot Frontal Assault, while the Willie Mullins-trained State Man leads the betting for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at 7/2.
Allaho (Ryanair Chase) and Honeysuckle (Champion Hurdle) are among the Irish-trained horses being backed to win by three lengths or more at 4/5 and even money respectively, while Nicky Henderson’s Shishkin is standing out as one of the most popular picks amongst the home contingent at 5/4 to win the Champion Chase by three lengths or more.
1/10 – Ireland
15/2 – Tie
8/1 – GB
Who will win the most of the nine handicap races?
1/2 – Ireland
7/4 – GB
To win by 3 lengths or more
4/5 – Allaho (Ryanair Chase)
EVS – Honeysuckle (Champion Hurdle)
5/4 – Shishkin (Champion Chase)
15/2 – All 3 to win by 3 lengths or more
*Prices correct at time of publication
WHEN IS THE 2022 CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL?
Cheltenham this year is on Tuesday, March 15th to Friday, March 18th.
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL ON?
The action will be shown live on ITV.
Every race from the festival will be shown live on subscription channel Racing TV.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL BETTING TIPS
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
Festival Novices’ Chase
Browns Advisory Novices Chase
Turner Novices Chase
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Remember, always gamble responsibly. Here’s our Safer Gambling Guide.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lawrence Lyons is a keen writer and qualified journalist who works as a PR Executive for BoyleSports.
Starting in the newsrooms of Belfast, he continues to stay on the ball with all things sports related with a particular passion for football. He enjoys a rant on any of the day’s big talking points from the back pages and has previously penned a weekly tipping column in the Irish Daily Star.
Keep up to date with all the latest sports and betting news by following Lawrence on Twitter now @BoyleSportsLL.
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