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Eye On Cheltenham - Fakir D'Oudairies, Gaelic Warrior and It's For Me cut after impressive wins

24 Jan 2023
Jon Vine 24 Jan 2023
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  • Week 13 of our Cheltenham Festival 2023 market movers series
  • This week's article covers market movers between January 17th and 3rd
  • One jumps card took place in Britain last week due to frozen ground
  • Gaelic Warrior was cut for both and the Ballymore and the County Hurdle following his latest win
  • It's For Me is the new favourite for the Champion Bumper
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Mark Walsh riding Fakir D'Oudairies clear the last to win The Marsh Chase at Aintree Racecourse. (Getty)
    Eye On Cheltenham Week 13
  • Gaelic Warrior
  • Path D'Oroux
  • Embassy Gardens
  • Night And Day
  • Belle The Lioness
  • It's For Me 
  • Mahler Mission
  • Fakir D'Oudairies
  • Allegorie De Vassy
  • Ferns Lock

In week 13 of our Eye On Cheltenham series, we bring you the key Cheltenham Festival market movers from between January 17th and 23rd.

Just one National Hunt card took place in Britain over the past week, thanks to the cold snap that's taken a grip of the nation. Thankfully, several important meetings in Ireland survived the freeze and several horses threw their hats into the Cheltenham ring.

Here are 10 winners who have made significant moves in the Cheltenham Festival betting markets over the past week.

Eye On Cheltenham - Week 13

Gaelic Warrior2023 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle OddsGET 7/1 HERE
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Gaelic Warrior

Willie Mullins' novice made light of the heavy ground at Clonmel last Tuesday, recording a 15-length victory over stablemate Blue Sari. Gaelic Warrior was cut into 7/1 second favouritism for the Ballymore on the back of that victory, while also receiving fresh odds of 9/1 for the County Hurdle and 16/1 for the Supreme. 

Path D'Oroux

Gavin Cromwell's novice claimed his second win over hurdles at Navan on Sunday, winning a decent enough rated race by five lengths. Gavin Cromwell's charge was cut from 100/1 into 66/1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, while also receiving quotes of 14/1 for the County Hurdle.

Embassy Gardens

Willie Mullins novice bolted up on his first start over three miles on Sunday and the bookmakers were quick to react, slashing Embassy Gardens into 7/1 for the Albert Bartlett on the back of that emphatic victory.

Night And Day

The first winner of last week was Night And Day, who surged to an impressive 22-length victory in the opening hurdles race at Clonmel last Tuesday. Willie Mullins' charge was then cut into 7/1 for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle by BetUK.

Belle The Lioness

Henry De Bromhead's mare narrowly returned a price of 2/7 when opening her account over hurdles at Thurles on Sunday, and Belle The Lioness was clipped into 25/1 for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle on the back of that underwhelming victory.

It's For Me 

Patrick Mullins cruised to an effortless victory on It's For Me in the bumper at Navan on Saturday. Willie Mullins' charge was immediately installed as the new favourite for the Champion Bumper, with BetUK going as short as 7/2.

Mahler Mission

In the following race at Navan, Mahler Mission pounded to a lengthy victory in a three-mile beginners chase. John McConnell's star was then cut into 14/1 for the National Hunt Chase by bet365.

Fakir D'Oudairies

After the strong-travelling Haut En Couleurs slipped upon landing the final flight, Fakir D'Oudairies was on-hand to pick up the pieces and collect another Graded prize at Thurles. Joseph O'Brien's winner was immediately cut into 7/1 from 9s to win the Ryanair by QuinnBet. Haut En Couleurs, who wasn't entered in any of the Grade Ones at Cheltenham by Willie Mullins, was cut into 6/1 secound favouritism for the Plate Handicap Chase.

Allegorie De Vassy

Despite coming close to unlodging Paul Townend with a wayward leap at the first, Allegorie De Vassy ran out a decisive winner on her second chase start at Thurles on Sunday. Already a short-priced favourite for the Mares' Chase, Willie Mullins' novice was cut into 6/4 to win that Grade Two on Gold Cup day.

Allegorie De Vassy2023 Mares' Chase OddsGET 6/4 HERE
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Ferns Lock

The final winner at Thurles on Sunday to receive a Cheltenham Festival cut was Ferns Lock, who was pulled into 7/1 by bet365 for the Hunters' Chase after beating the reigning champion, Billaway by 20-lengths.


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