Eye On Cheltenham - 14 market movers to note from the last week
- Week five of our Eye On Cheltenham series
- Big meetings took place at Exeter, Wincanton and Navan between October 19th and November 1st
- Queens Brook entered the Mares' Hurdle betting at 10/1
- My Mate Mozzie, Eric Bloodaxe and Knappers Hill all shortened for the novice hurdles races
Chantry House shortened for the Gold Cup after making a winning return at Sandown. (Getty)
We look back through the last week of results between November 2nd and 8th and pick out the main movers in the betting for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival.
National Hunt viewers had plenty to enjoy in Britain and Ireland over the past seven days. Exeter races staged the Grade Two Haldon Gold Cup last Tuesday, with Wincanton and Navan staging Graded races of their own over the weekend. Here are 14 winners from the last week who've made moves in the Cheltenham Festival betting.
- 2022 Cheltenham Festival Market Movers
- My Mate Mozzie
- Three Stripe Life
- Knappers Hill
- Eric Bloodaxe
- Queens Brook
- Mr Incredible
- Captain Tom Cat
- Silver Forever
- Captain Guinness
- Eldorado Allen
- Chantry House
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2022 Cheltenham Festival Market Movers
Chantry House2022 Gold CupGET 10/1 HERE
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My Mate Mozzie
Gavin Cromwell's youngster maintained his unbeaten record over hurdles with another smart victory in the Grade Three at Navan on Sunday. My Mate Mozzie was then cut into 14/1 from 25s to win the Supreme Novices' Hurdle by bet365, while also receiving quotes of 20/1 for the Ballymore.
Three Stripe Life
Champion Bumper fourth, Three Stripe Life went off as the 2/13 favourite to win on his novice hurdles debut at Fairyhouse during the week. Gordon Elliott's five-year-old made no mistake under Davy Russell, kicking clear down the home straight to win by six lengths, earning quotes of 25/1 in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle betting.
After an error-strewn hurdles debut at Chepstow, Knappers Hill looked much more assured on his second start at Wincanton, cruising to victory under a penalty at Wincanton on Saturday. Paul Nicholls' unbeaten five-yeard-old was then cut into 20/1 from 33s for the Supreme by BetVictor.
Another impressive bumper performer, Eric Bloodaxe made a winning hurdles debut at Naas over the weekend, powering clear late on to win by eight lengths. Joseph O'Brien's charge was handed odds of 33/1 for the Ballymore, but saw his odds in the Albert Bartlett betting cut from 50s into 16/1.
Queens Brook2022 Mares' HurdleGET 10/1 HERE
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Another to make waves in the Albert Bartlett betting was Ginto, who ground out a comfortable victory on his first start over hurdles at Navan on Sunday. Gordon Elliott's charge was cut into 20s for the three miler by Unibet, while also receiving quotes of 33/1 for the Ballymore.
Nicky Henderson watched Doddiethegreat romp to a 22-length victory on his first hurdles start at Kempton on Monday. Bet365 then cut Henderson's unbeaten youngster into 25/1 for the Ballymore, and 33d for the Albert Bartlett.
Queens Brook took her game to a whole new level at Fairyhouse last Tuesday, kicking clear to beat Sky Ace and Ciel De Neige to win a competitive Rated Hurdle. Paddy Power then installed Gordon Elliott's mare as a 10/1 shot to follow in the footsteps of former stablemate Black Tears and win the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Onto the novice chasing division now and the first to impress last week was Mr Incredible, who kept on strongly to win an incident-packed race at Naas. Henry De Bromhead's debutante was immediately cut into 20/1 from 40s in bet365's market for the Festival Novices' Chase.
Captain Tom Cat
Captain Tom Cat claimed victory in a depleted renewal of the Rising Stars at Wincanton on Saturday, making all and repelling Mick Pastor after the last to win his first Graded race. Although he only faced two rivals, bet365 were impressed enough to cut Richard Newland's six-year-old in from 66s to 33/1 to win the Marsh Novices' Chase.
One of our 40 To Follow horses, Silver Forever made a triumphant return from injury over fences at Newbury last week, comfortably seeing off Imperial Alcazar by six lengths. Although she doesn't feature in the betting for the novice chases at Cheltenham, Silver Forever was installed as a 25/1 shot in the Mares' Chase betting by William Hill following her impressive return.
Having been defeated by Does He Know on his chase debut, Threeunderthrufive bounced back to winning ways with a 15-length victory at Exeter on Haldon Gold Cup day. Paul Nicholls Listed winner was then cut into 25/1 for both the Festival Novices' Chase and the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Captain Guinness2022 Champion ChaseGET 16/1 HERE
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The conditions of the race may have been in his favour, but it was still good to see Captain Guinness kick clear of Andy Dufresne to win the Grade Three Poplar Square Chase at Naas last week. Unibet then cut Henry De Bromhead's star in from 40s to 16/1 in their betting for the Champion Chase.
All eyes were on Hitman and Greaneteen ahead of the 2021 Haldon Gold Cup, but it was Eldorado Allen who stole the show, battling to a one-length victory in that Grade Two Limited Handicap. Colin Tizzard's Arkle runner-up was then cut into 25/1 from 50s by William Hill for the Ryanair Chase.
Two-time Grade One-winning novice, Chantry House only had The Big Breakaway to contend with on his return to action at Sandown on Sunday. Nicky Henderson's star jumped well on his return, cruising to an effortless 37-length triumph.
Henderson has used that Intermediate Chase as the starting point for Might Bite and Santini the past couple of seasons, and BetVictor were impressed enough to cut Chantry House into 10s from 14/1 in their betting for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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