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Eye On Cheltenham - 16 market movers after big meetings at Cheltenham and Navan

15 Nov 2022
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Jon Vine 15 Nov 2022
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  • Week three of our Cheltenham Festival 2023 market movers series
  • The November Meeting took place at Cheltenham this weekend
  • Nube Negra and I Like To Move It were cut for the Festival after impressive wins
  • Home By The Lee entered the Stayers' Hurdle betting after beating Bob Olinger at Navan
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Sam Twiston-Davies riding I Like To Move It win The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. (Getty)
    Eye On Cheltenham Week 3
  • I Like To Move It
  • Nube Negra 
  • Home By The Lee
  • Ga Law
  • Zarak The Brave
  • Scriptwriter 
  • Hercule Du Seuil
  • Fennor Cross
  • Hermes Allen
  • Ashroe Diamond
  • Banbridge
  • McFabulous
  • Three Stripe Life
  • Hollow Games
  • Galia Des Liteaux
  • Queens Gamble

In week three of our Eye On Cheltenham series, we bring you the notable Cheltenham Festival market movers between November 8th and November 14th.

The November Meeting at Cheltenham headlines this week's action and viewers were treated to three terrific days of racing. Irish fans had a top-quality card to enjoy at Navan on Sunday too, where the Lismullen Hurdle headlined the meeting.

Here are 16 winners from the last seven days who've made significant moves in the Cheltenham Festival betting markets.

Eye On Cheltenham - Week 3


I Like To Move It


Sam Twiston-Davies mount achieved a fantastic feat at Cheltenham on Sunday, carrying a top-weight of 12-0 to victory in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle. I Like To Move It was then entered into the Champion Hurdle betting at an opening price of 66/1 with race-sponsors Unibet.

Nube Negra 


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Following the withdrawal of Edwardstone, Nube Negra was handed an easy task in the Shloer Chase, comfortably retaining his crown having gone off as the 1/10 favourite. Dan Skelton's star was then clipped into 25/1 from 33s in bet365's betting for the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Home By The Lee


All eyes were on Bob Olinger as he made his reappearance in the Lismullen Hurdle on Sunday, but Henry De Bromhead's star was upstaged by Home By The Lee, who stayed on strongly to cause an upset at Navan. Home By The Lee then entered Betfair's Stayers' Hurdle betting at 25/1, as Bob Olinger drifted out to 16s.

Ga Law


Despite a couple of wayward jumps, Ga Law got up after the last to beat French Dynamite in the Paddy Power Plate at Cheltenham on Saturday. Jamie Snowden's star was then cut into 66/1 to win the 2023 Ryanair Chase by bet365.

Zarak The Brave


Zarak The Brave opened his account for Willie Mullins in a 3YO Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Tuesday afternoon. Mullins' French recruit, who runs in the green Munir & Souede silks, was then cut into 12/1 second-favouritism for the Triumph Hurdle.

Scriptwriter 


Milton Harris enjoyed more juvenile success at Cheltenham this weekend, as Scriptwriter followed in the footsteps of Knight Salute by winning the Finesse Juvenile Hurdle. Quinnbet then cut Scriptwriter in from 25s to 16/1 for the Triumph Hurdle.

Hercule Du Seuil


Willie Mullins' novice held on well from the front to hold off Imagine and Three Card Brag to win the For Auction Novice Hurdle at Navan on Sunday. Hercule Du Seuil was cut into 16/1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, while also receiving quotes of 33/1 for the Ballymore.

Fennor Cross


John McConnell's raider claimed his second course-and-distance victory of the season at Cheltenham on Sunday, as he came through to win the Sharps Novices' Hurdle. Despite registering a victory at Grade Two level, Fennor Cross can still be backed at 40/1 in Betfair's betting for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

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Harry Cobden riding Hermes Allen lead all the way to win The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. (Getty)

Hermes Allen

Friday's stand-out performer at Cheltenham was Hermes Allen, who made all to score in the Hyde Novices' Hurdle. Paul Nicholls' runner was cut into 8/1 third-favourite for the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle, while also receiving quotes of 14/1 in bet365's Albert Bartlett betting.

Ashroe Diamond

Aintree bumper winner, Ashroe Diamond survived a scare at the last to open her account over hurdles at Naas on Saturday. Willie Mullins mare was then installed as the favourite for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle, with Betfair going as short as 6/1.

Banbridge


Last year's Martin Pipe winner enjoyed more Cheltenham success on Saturday, where Banbridge ran out an impressive winner of the Grade Two November Novices' Chase. Joseph O'Brien's raider was then cut into 12/1 for both the Arkle and the Turners' Novices' Chase.

McFabulous


Having been pulled up as a precaution on his first start over fences at Wincanton, McFabulous made ammends with an impressive victory at Exeter on Monday. Unibet then introduced Paul Nicholls' eight-year-old - who's yet to make an appearance at the Cheltenham Festival - into their betting for the Turners' Novices' Chase at odds of 25/1.

Three Stripe Life


In a race marred by a fatal injury to Grand Jury, Three Stripe Life claimed a 12-length victory on his chase debut at Naas on Saturday. A Grade One winner over hurdles, Three Stripe Life was cut into 7/1 for the Turners' Novices' Chase and 8/1 for the Brown Advisory by Unibet.

Hollow Games


Another Gordon Elliott runner to make a successful chase debut this weekend was Hollow Games, who claimed a four-length victory over 2m1f at Navan on Sunday. Hollow Games was then cut into 14/1 for the Turners' Novices' Chase by Unibet

Galia Des Liteaux


Dan Skelton's mare made an impressive winning chase debut in the Listed feature at Bangor on Wednesday. Galia Des Liteux was then installed at 20/1 in Unibet betting for the Mares' Chase on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham.

Queens Gamble


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One of the most emotional wins of the Cheltenham November Meeting came in Saturday's card-closing bumper, where Queens Gamble claimed an impressive victory for Oliver Sherwood, who was given the all-clear from cancer during the summer. Sherwood's unbeaten filly is now the 10/1 joint-favourite for the Champion Bumper with Unibet.

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