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2021 Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer - Willie Mullins cut into 1/3

  • We bring you the news that Willie Mullins is the favourite to be crowned Top Trainer at the Cheltenham Festival
  • Betfair cut Mullins in from 8/11 to 1/3 after the Dublin Racing Festival
  • Appreciate It, Monkfish and Al Boum Photo are amongst Mullins' top chances at next months meeting
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Willie Mullins celebrates after winning the Gold Cup. (Getty)

Willie Mullins is very familiar with the Leading Trainer trophy at the Cheltenham Festival.

Ireland's Champion Trainer has ended National Hunt racing's premier meeting with the most winners seven times in the last ten years. Mullins ended last year's Cheltenham Festival with a fine tally of seven winners and, if the Dublin Racing Festival is anything to go by, he has an excellent chance of bettering that tally in four week's time.

Willie Mullins sent out six of the eight Grade One winners at Leopardstown last weekend, with only Quilixios and Honeysuckle thwarting the Closutton juggernaut. Betfair reacted by cutting Willie Mullins' odds to be crowned Top Trainer at Cheltenham in from 8/11 to 1/3.

2021 Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer Betting

Willie Mullins1/3
Gordon Elliott7/2
Nicky Henderson15/2
Henry De Bromhead40/1
Dan Skelton50/1
Paul Nicholls50/1

Appreciate It, Concertista, Gaillard Du Mesnil, Chacun Pour Soi and Kilcruit head the betting for five of the seven Grade One races held over the first two days. Allaho tops the Ryanair betting, Stattler is the favourite for the Albert Bartlett, and who can forget Al Boum Photo, who's the favourite to win his third-straight Gold Cup.

Saint Sam tops the Boodles betting, Elimay is the favourite for the Mares' Chase and Billaway leads the Hunter Chase market. Saldier and Cilaos Emery feature prominently in the County Hurdle betting, and Mullins has won every running of the Mares' Novices' Hurdle, so he's bound to have something up his sleeve there.

It seems another dominant weekend for National Hunt racing's finest trainer is inevitable. The only thing left to do is to roll those Mullins runners into some tasty multiples, and kick back to enjoy the action.

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