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Punters Backing Irish Domination At Cheltenham

Punters are banking on Irish domination at Cheltenham this week 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 1/4 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 1/5 and 4/11 respectively.

Rachael Blackmore, who is set to partner 9/4 Champion Hurdle favourite Honeysuckle on the opening day, has been backed into 12/1 from 16/1 to be crowned the first female champion jockey at Cheltenham.

Odds correct at time of publication