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2024 Cheltenham Festival Market Movers

In this post, we give you a rundown of the latest 2024 Cheltenham Festival market movers as we get closer to this year’s Festival.

2024 Cheltenham Market Movers

Cheltenham Gold Cup Market Movers

December 28th

Galopin Des Champs was back to his very best in the Savills Chase and has been slashed into 6/4 from 11/4 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup with BoyleSports. On the back of two defeats following Gold Cup glory in March, he blew away the opposition at Leopardstown and could be called the winner a long way from home. 

Gerri Colombe stayed on into second place under Jack Kennedy after hitting his customary flat spot but was ultimately beaten by 23 lengths. He has now drifted to 8/1 for the Gold Cup.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“The Savills Chase was the potential festive highlight for many and it lived up to the hype. Galopin Des Champs bounced back to his very best and is now 6/4 to win back-to-back Gold Cups. We can’t wait for his rematch with Fastorslow at the Dublin Racing Festival in February.”

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds
Horse Odds
Galopin Des Champs Evens
Fastorslow 4/1
Gerri Colombe 9/1
Shishkin 9/1
L’Homme Presse 16/1
Corach Rambler 16/1
Hewick 16/1
Bravemansgame 20/1
Gentlemansgame 20/1
Royal Pagaille 25/1
Bar 33/1

Champion Hurdle Market Movers

December 29th

State Man has been cut into 4/1 from 5/1 for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with BoyleSports. Willie Mullins fielded the first three home in today’s feature at Leopardstown, the Matheson Hurdle, as State Man led home stablemate Impaire Et Passe by 3¼L. Taking it up at the home bend, he quickly swept clear from the rest of the field as Impaire Et Passe stayed on into second after a poor jump at the second last.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“It was another day of fantastic action at Leopardstown today and it was Willie Mullins’ turn to spoil the Elliott party. Ballyburn, Grangeclare West, and State Man were all impressive winners and have been cut in the betting for the Cheltenham Festival in March.”

Champion Hurdle Odds
Horse Odds
Constitution Hill 1/3
State Man 7/2
Impaire Et Passe 10/1
Bob Olinger 20/1
Irish Point 25/1
Lossiemouth 25/1
Vauban 25/1
Bar 33/1

Stayers’ Hurdle Market Movers

January 25th

Willie Mullins has worked his magic once again with dual Cheltenham Festival winner Monkfish powering to victory in the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“He’s a horse that has had plenty of problems throughout his career, but it was fantastic to see the hugely talented Monkfish make a splash today at Gowran Park. Our traders were suitably impressed and he’s now 14/1 from 50/1 for the Stayers’ Hurdle.”

December 28th

Irish Point took the step up to three miles in his stride, winning the Jack de Bromhead Christmas Hurdle in a canter. Heavily backed before the off, he cruised into the lead under Jack Kennedy and eased clear to an 11-length win. His price has been slashed from 5/1 to 14/1 for the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Stayers Hurdle Odds
Horse Odds
Irish Point 4/1
Teahupoo 4/1
Crambo 13/2
Impaire Et Passe 8/1
Noble Yeats 10/1
Sir Gerhard 10/1
Flooring Porter 14/1
Monkfish 16/1
Bar 16/1

Ryanair Chase Market Movers

January 21st

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“We saw some big performances at Thurles today including High Class Hero and Ferns Lock, but Allaho was the star of the show and he’s now 15/8 from 5/2 for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.”

Ryanair Chase Odds
Horse Odds
Banbridge 11/4
Jonbon 3/1
Fastorslow 3/1
Envoi Allen 4/1
Stage Star 9/2
Capodanno 8/1
Bravemansgame 10/1
Conflated 12/1
Bar 14/1

Mares’ Hurdle Market Movers

January 28th

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“It was a weekend of big performances and burst bubbles, with Lossiemouth’s win being one of the highlights. She is an odds-on 4/6 shot for the Mares’ Hurdle, but we’d love to see her clash with Constitution Hill in the Champion Hurdle, where she is a 9/1 chance.”

Mares’ Hurdle Odds
Horse Odds
Lossiemouth 4/6
Ashroe Diamond 4/1
Gala Marceau 10/1
Echoes In Rain 12/1
Maries Rock 12/1
Brighterdaysahead 14/1
Love Envoi 14/1
Luccia 14/1
Bar 14/1

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Market Movers

December 29th

Grangeclare West fulfilled his early career potential in style, bolting up in the first Grade 1 on the card at Leopardstown by six lengths from Corbetts Cross, with two-time Stayers’ Hurdle winner Flooring Porter in third. Grangeclare West has been slashed into 5/1 co-favourite from 14/1 with BoyleSports for Cheltenham’s Brown Advisory.

December 28th

Fact To File got off the mark at the second time of asking over fences, winning the beginners’ chase in some style under Mark Walsh. Last year’s Champion Bumper 2nd at the Cheltenham Festival bypassed a season over hurdles and is now prominent in the market for a number of races at Cheltenham in March. The gelding is 10/1 from 16/1 for the National Hunt Chase, 10/1 from 20/1 for the Turners Novices’ Chase and 7/1 from 12/1 for the Brown Advisory.

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Odds
Horse Odds
Grangeclare West 7/2
Stay Away Fay 5/1
Fact To File 5/1
Grey Dawning 9/1
Corbetts Cross 10/1
Gaelic Warrior 12/1
Embassy Gardens 14/1
Montys Star 14/1
Nick Rockett 16/1
Hermes Allen 16/1
Bar 20/1

Turners Novices’ Chase Market Movers

February 4th

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: “It was another Willie Mullins domination at Leopardstown as he completed a clean sweep of Grade 1s. Fact To File was the most impressive of all, dominating the match race with Gaelic Warrior and he’s now 2/1 for the Turners and 11/4 for the Brown Advisory.”

December 28th

On the Limerick card, Gaelic Warrior justified short-priced favouritism by sauntering to victory in the Grade 1 Faugheen Chase, with stablemate Il Etait Temps, back in second.

Stacking them up before turning for home, Patrick Mullins eased Gaelic Warrior clear in the home straight and he was another impressive winner on the day. He has a number of options at the Cheltenham Festival and is EVS from 2/1 for the Turners Chase, 5/1 from 7/1 for the Brown Advisory and 6/1 from 10/1 for the Arkle.

Turners Novices’ Chase Odds
Horse Odds
Fact To File 2/1
Ginnys Destiny 11/4
Gaelic Warrior 6/1
Facile Vega 7/1
Grey Dawning 8/1
Il Etait Temps 10/1
Iroko 10/1
Grangeclare West 10/1
Found A Fifty 10/1
Bar 12/1

Champion Bumper Market Movers

January 15th

Maughreen was a big market mover after her performance in a bumper race at Punchestown.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“While she has a long way to go to match the exploits of her half-brother Faugheen, Maughreen started her career off in perfect style today at Punchestown. She eased clear in the hands of Patrick Mullins and is now 8/1 from 20/1 for Cheltenham’s Champion Bumper.”

Champion Bumper Odds
Horse Odds
Romeo Coolio 6/1
Jalon D’oudairies 6/1
Maughreen 7/1
Cantico 14/1
Jeroboam Machin 16/1
Wingmen 16/1
Joystick 16/1
Bar 20/1

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Market Movers

January 14th

Mystical Power impressed in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown which saw his odds slashed for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle glory.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

Mystical Power was very impressive today, with Willie Mullins’ decision to divert him here from the Lawlor’s of Naas paying dividends. He has a superstar pedigree and may just have the star quality to match. He is now 6/1 from 12/1 with BoyleSports for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.”

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Odds
Horse Odds
Mystical Power 4/1
Jeriko Du Reponet 4/1
Ballyburn 6/1
Farren Glory 11/1
Caldwell Potter 12/1
A Dream To Share 12/1
Its For Me 14/1
Ile Atlantique 16/1
Mirazur West 16/1
King of Kingsfield 20/1
Tullyhill 20/1
Readin Tommy Wrong 20/1
Bar 22/1

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Market Movers

January 12th

Readin Tommy Wrong saw his odds slashed in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle betting after a tremendous display at Naas in Grade 1 company.

After the Lawlor’s of Naas, Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

“Anothony Bromley looks to have unearthed another classy novice hurdler in the double green silks, as Readin Tommy Wrong rallied despite a mistake at the last to get the better of stablemate Ile Atlantique. Our traders were impressed with the winner and he’s been cut from 33/1 to 5/1 for the Ballymore at Cheltenham.”

December 29th

The Willie Mullins-trained Ballyburn has been cut to 9/2 favourite from 7/1 for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham with BoyleSports after a dominant win at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports said:

Ballyburn was very impressive today in getting off the mark over hurdles at the second time of asking. Hailing from Closutton, he’ll be high on many punters’ shortlists for the Ballymore at Cheltenham and we’ve cut him from 7/1 into favouritism at 9/2.”

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Odds
Horse Odds
Ballyburn 7/2
Readin Tommy Wrong 15/2
Ile Atlantique 8/1
Mystical Power 8/1
Caldwell Potter 12/1
Gidleigh Park 12/1
Jeriko Du Reponet 12/1
Slade Steel 14/1
Predators Gold 14/1
Captain Teague 16/1
Its For Me 16/1
Farren Glory 16/1
Bar 20/1

Arkle Chase Market Movers

December 27th

Marine Nationale was the star of the show at Leopardstown today and has been cut to Even-money favourite from 7/4 for the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham. Running away with today’s beginners’ chase on the Leopardstown card, he cemented his status as the early Irish banker at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

Brian O’Keeffe, spokesperson for BoyleSports said:

“Marine Nationale looks like he’s every bit as good over fences as he was over hurdles and he has been slashed from 7/4 into Evs with BoyleSports. Our traders think he’s the one to keep onside in the Arkle after Facile Vega disappointed the previous day.”

Arkle Chase Odds
Horse Odds
Marine Nationale 8/13
Gaelic Warrior 8/1
Facile Vega 9/1
Hunters Yarn 10/1
Found A Fifty 10/1
Il Etait Temps 12/1
Blood Destiny 16/1
Guilixios 16/1
My Mate Mozzie 18/1
Iroko 20/1
Bar 25/1
*Prices subject to fluctuation
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