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Aside from wagering on the entirety of the large races during the Cheltenham 2020 Festival, a lot of betters are quick to have side wagers & bets on which coach or trainer will dominate the competition all throughout the four days of the Cheltenham 2020 Festival . We have assembled a waitlist of who is increasingly equipped for having a shot to deliver & give horse racing betters further enthusiasm over the Cheltenham Betting Festival. Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins obviously have ruled this as of late and all things considered, they should do so again this time around. In this horse racing article, I will survey the horse racing odds of all the main coaches to attempt to figure out who offers the best value for money.


Horse Racing Trainers:

Willie Mullins: The leading horse racing trainer at six of the last nine Cheltenham meetings must have every chance of doing so again, however one very valuable asset that is missing and was a key component is Ruby Walsh. With the 41 year old multiple grade one winning jockey now retired, the go to jockey for the Closutton based yard is Paul Townend. Whilst he is a talented jockey, he has nowhere near the same winning experience around Prestbury Park as Ruby Walsh. That needs be factored in when looking at value in the betting market. Robbie Power and Rachael Blackmore could pick up a few horse rides and will definitely improve the trainers’ chances. Race horses he has at single prices include Asterion Forlonge, Cash Back, Benie Des Dieux, Stormy Ireland, Appreciate It, Carefully Selected, The Big Getaway, Faugheen, Allaho, Chacun Pour Soi, Easy Game, Min, Colreevy, Monkfish and Al Boum Photo but to name a few. Despite the great looking entries and his amount of runners, his odds at the minute is around 6/5, but that looks very short given the circumstances.

Gordon Elliott: Has an array of talent coming across the Irish Sea as he is sending over upwards of fifty entrants across the four days. Whilst it can be argued that he does not have the same amount of headline grabbing superstars in his squad, the County Meath handler often wins races with his second and third strings especially if they are running in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud. He still has every chance of landing some very nice prizes with the likes of Tiger Roll, Envoi Allen, Abacadabras, Easywork, Dallas Des Pictons, Column Of Fire, Samcro, The Storyteller and of course Delta Work. With the amount of ammunition he is bringing, he looks slightly better betting value than that of Willie Mullins. Also in his favour is the fact that Davy Russell will come in for a few rides as too will the likes of Lisa O’Neill, Jamie Codd and up and coming apprentice Gavin Brouder. The horse racing betting from BoyleSports for Gordon Elliott is has odds of around 3/1 to land the leading trainer trophy and that it could well prove to be a profitable bet.

Nicky Henderson: The master of Seven Barrows can certainly get his horses ready for this marathon and is second only to Willie Mullins as the most successful horse trainer of all time at the Festival. He is just one winner behind his Irish counterpart and would love nothing more than to try and outdo him this time around. He will have Barry Geraghty on board for most of the JP McManus owned hotshots including most likely his leading horse & Champion Hurdle contender Epatante. He will also have the added bonus of using Nico De Boinville who was the leading jockey at this meeting last year. Shishkin, Pentland Hills, Verdana Blue, Chantry House, Birchdale, Janika and Santini are amongst his battalion of challengers. Nicky Henderson is around a 9/2 shot to win the trainers’ title and with his brilliant record around here, it would be foolish to write off his chances, just because of the Irish challenge.

Henry De Bromhead: Sizing Europe was the horse that established De Bromhead on the big race scene, however having now long retired, the County Waterford based handler has had to look to other stable-stars in order to keep the flag flying. His collaboration with Rachael Blackmore is doing wonders for him and the duo are often seen combining to profitable effects. The trainer and horse racing jockey had a couple of notable successes at this meeting last year including with the likes of A Plus Tard and Minella Indo. Horses he has coming over include the remarkably consistent Put The Kettle On, Jason The Militant, Honeysuckle, Spyglass Hill, Cobblers Way and of course his two returning winners from last season A Plus Tard and Minella Indo as well as Gold Cup outsider Chris’s Dream amongst others. He is no stranger to landing horse races with big priced winners. As well as utilising the services of Rachael Blackmore, the trainer will likely depend on the up and coming Hugh Morgan. His chances of winning the leading trainer this are genuinely reflected in the 12/1 odds that are available. His horses have been in tremendous form all year and if on song this week, this price could start to look silly. With Mullins, Elliott and Henderson outnumbering his runners though by quite some margin it would be a remarkable accomplishment.


Any of the trainers above have the necessary horses to turn this trainer’s title on it’s head after only one day should luck be their ally. Regularly, however, it is an interesting match that plays out over the four days of the Cheltenham Festival. It is difficult to look past Gordon Elliott for me as he truly is an ace of his art. The 3/1 odds on offer by BoyleSports large give you a good chance for each race particularly with the measure of runners he has coming over. Davy Russell is additionally an incredible advantage to have on your side around the Cheltenham Festival and with the horse trainer not short of utilizing the rising talents as Lisa O’Neill or Gavin Brouder. The trainer is on course to have an incredible week and he can land the trainer’s title.

Karl Hedley


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