O’Brien’s Edwulf Backed For Festival Win

Joseph O’Brien’s Edwulf has been slashed to the 7/1 second favourite from 14/1 for the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup.

The JP McManus owned 7-year-old landed the Novice Handicap Chase by eight lengths at Naas on Sunday and was the subject of instant support for a win at the Cheltenham Festival.

Another comfortable winner at Naas was Jessica Harrington’s Forge Meadow who won the Novice Hurdle, seeing off Joey Sasa by eight lengths. As a result of the win,

the Joseph Doyle owned mare saw her odds cut to 10/1 from 14/1 for the Mares Novices’ Hurdle.

Gary Moore’s Camping Ground has shortened into 20/1 for the both the Stayers Hurdle and the Coral Cup having been 50/1 and 33/1 respectively, after winning the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell Park.

*Prices correct at time of publication.