Eye On Cheltenham Week 3 – Greaneteen, Allmankind and Sire Du Berlais earn short Festival quotes
- We bring you the third installment in our Eye On Cheltenham series
- Wincanton, Warwick, Newbury and Exeter all staged important meetings last week
- Greaneteen produced an eye-catching performance to win the Haldon Gold Cup
- Sire Du Berlais claimed an impressive victory in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan
Allmankind entered the Arkle picture after making a winning debut over fences at Warwick this week. (Getty)
In week three of our Eye On Cheltenham series, we look back through this week's results and pick out the main market movers in the betting for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
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Last week's action kicked off in excellent style at Exeter, where Paul Nicholls' saddled an impressive four winners on the afternoon. Bravemansgame entered the Supreme Novices' Hurdle betting on a price of 40/1 after breaking his duck over hurdles, while Enrilo was cut into 40s from 25/1 by bet365 to win the RSA, following a hard-fought win over three-miles.
The feature race on the card also went the way of Nicholls, as progressive six-year-old Greaneteen won the Haldon Gold Cup. Harry Cobden's mount seemed to have plenty in-hand as he sealed a narrow victory, and Betfair reacted by cutting Greaneteen into 16/1 from 40/1 to win the 2021 Champion Chase.
Thursday's card at Newbury was lit up by Dusart, who made a winning start to life over obstacles. A full-brother to Grade One winner Simonsig, Nicky Henderson's newcomer was immediately cut from 40/1 to 12/1 to win the 2021 Supreme Novices' Hurdle by Unibet.
Another novice from Nicky Henderson's yard to catch the eye last week was Bothwell Bridge. The odds-on favourite made no mistake as he claimed his first victory over hurdles at Warwick, and William Hill was impressed enough to hand Bothwell Bridge quotes of 33/1 in the 2021 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle market.
Allmankind was the star of the show at Warwick, jumping nicely on his way to making a winning chase debut. Dan Skelton's Grade One-winning juvenile looked a natural over the larger obstacles, and was cut from 50s into 25/1 to win the 2021 Arkle by Betfair.
The Badger Beers' Trophy was the big race at Wincanton on Saturday. Before we reached that handicap, two Grade Twos were handed out. The first of those went the way of Jamie Snowden, as Ga Law beat just two rivals in the Rising Stars Novices' Chase, forcing bet365 to cut his odds for the 2021 Marsh Novices' Chase into 25/1 from 66/1.
Sceau Royal then followed up a smart victory in the Welsh Champion Hurdle with a comfortable victory in the Elite Hurdle. Alan King may now choose to keep his Grade One-winning chaser over hurdles after watching him win that Grade Two, and Unibet quickly cut Sceau Royal into 25/1 to win the Champion Hurdle in March.
More Graded prizes were up for grabs at Navan on Sunday. The star performer on the day as undoubtedly Sire Du Berlais, who claimed a comfortable victory in the Lismullen Hurdle. Gordon Elliott will now point his dual-Pertemps Final winner at the 2021 Stayers' Hurdle, and Sire Du Berlais was made the 8/1 joint-second favourite from the feature race on day three of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
Ngolo remained a 50/1 shot in the Supreme betting, despite winning a Grade Three at Navan. Favourite Eskylane laboured over the line a well-beaten fourth, causing his Supreme odds to drift right out willto 40/1 from 25s.
There was another surprise result at Navan, as Castlegrace Paddy held off odds-on favourite A Plus Tard to win the Fortria Chase. Henry De Bromhead's charge will surely come on for his reappearance, but that didn't stop A Plus Tard drifting out to 14/1 for the Ryanair, and 25/1 in the Champion Chase betting.
Easywork made a winning start to life over fences at Navan on Sunday, forcing bet365 to cut Gordon Elliott's charge into 12/1 for the Arkle. Another notable mover in the Arkle betting was Hitman, who crusised to a 30-length victory on his chase debut at Ffos Las on Monday, and was installed at 33/1 for the Arkle.
Summerville Boy held off Ch'tibello and Thomas Darby to win a very competitive hurdles race at Aintree this weekend, earning himself fresh quotes of 25/1 to win the 2021 Stayers' Hurdle.
If The Cap Fits had been a 14/1 shot to win the 2021 RSA Chase. However, after Harry Fry's charge was beaten by Pym at Sandown on Monday, William Hill pushed If The Cap Fits out to 25/1 in the RSA betting.
Adrimel entered the betting for both the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the Ballymore after making a winning hurdles debut at Sandown. No Ordinary Joe caught the eye when winning Sandown's card-closing bumper, and the JP-McManus'-owned youngster was made a 25/1 shot in the 2021 Champion Bumper betting.
Sire Du Berlais2021 Stayers' Hurdle Market MoverGET 8/1 HERE
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