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Eye On Cheltenham - 18 market movers from the last seven days

By Jon Vine
17 Nov 2021
  • Week six of our Eye On Cheltenham series
  • Big meetings took place at Cheltenham and Punchestown between November 9th and 15th
  • Nube Negra was cut into 9/1 for the Champion Chase after winning the Shloer Chase
  • Gin On Lime, Magic Daze, Riviere D'Etal and The Glancing Queen all made moves in the Mares' Chase betting
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Harry Skelton riding Nube Negra clear the last to win The Shloer Chase at Cheltenham. (Getty)
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We look back through the last week of results between November 9th and 15th and pick out the main movers in the betting for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham's November Meeting wowed fans over the weekend, while Irish viewers enjoyed top-quality action from Punchestown and Cork. Here are the main Cheltenham Festival market movers from the last week.
    Table Of Contents
  • 2022 Cheltenham Festival Market Movers
  • I Like To Move It
  • JPR One
  • Blazing Khal
  • Knight Salute
  • Third Time Lucki
  • The Glancing Queen
  • Gin On Lime
  • Riviere D'Etel
  • Magic Daze
  • Gabynako
  • Threeunderthrufive
  • Vanillier 
  • Back On The Lash
  • Shady Operator
  • Sharjah
  • Sporting John
  • Nube Negra
  • Fakir D'Oudairies

2022 Cheltenham Festival Market Movers

Nube Negra2022 Champion ChaseGET 9/1 HERE
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I Like To Move It

Nigel Twiston-Davies' novice maintained his unbeaten record over hurdle with an easy victory over in Sunday's Sharp Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. I Like To Move It will now be pointed at the Betfair Hurdle, and Betfair make Twiston-Davies' four-year-old a 20/1 shot for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.


All eyes were on I Am Maximus and Luttrell Lad at Exeter midweek, but the market leaders were upstaged by JPR One, who produced a fine display to score on his hurdles debut. Colin Tizzard's youngster then entered the Supreme betting at 33/1 with William Hill.

Blazing Khal

Friday's feature at Cheltenham was won by Charles Byrnes' raider Blazing Khal, who maintained his 100% record over hurdles with victory in the Hyde. Byrnes then identified the Albert Bartlett as the target for Blazing Khal following his Cheltenham win, and Paddy Power were quick to enter Byrne's powerful gelding into their Cheltenham Festival betting at 20/1.

Knight Salute

Saturday's opener at the November Meeting was won by Milton Harris' Knight Salute, who powered to a convincing victory in the Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle. Knight Salute then entered the betting for the Triumph Hurdle, with William Hill quoting 25/1.

Third Time Lucki

Third Time Lucki then produced another flawless round of jumping to win the November Novices' Chase with ease. Although Dan Skelton's charge tired a little in the closing stages, he still won by a good five lengths, causing his odds for the Arkle Challenge Trophy to shorten in from 10s to 8/1.

Third Time Lucki2022 Arkle Challenge TrophyGET 8/1 HERE
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The Glancing Queen

The first of four major movers in the Mares' Chase betting this week was The Glancing Queen, who made a winning start to life over fences in the Listed feature at Bangor on Wednesday. Alan King's mare, who's run at the last three Cheltenham Festivals, was then cut into 20/1 from 33/1 in Betfair's betting for the Mares' Chase.

Gin On Lime

Viewers marveled at the skill of Rachel Blackmore on Saturday, as she miraculously retained her place in the saddle when both Gin On Lime and My Drogo fell at the second-last at Cheltenham. Gin On Lime rose back to her feet and jumped the last to claim victory, causing bey365 to shorten her into 10/1 for the Mares' Chase.

Riviere D'Etel

Gordon Elliott's four-year-old produced a stunning round of jumping to hand Cape Gentleman a sound thrashing in the Grade Two Novices' Chase at Punchestown on Saturday. Riviere D'Etel was then cut into 10/1 for the Mares' Chase by William Hill, while also entering the betting for the Arkle at 14/1.

Magic Daze

Mares' Novices' Hurdle runner-up, Magic Daze secured her first chase victory at the second time of asking on Sunday, destroying her fellow mares by 25-lengths over two miles. Henry De Bromhead's mare entered the betting for both the Arkle and the Marsh Novices' Chase at 25/1, while also receiving fresh quotes of 14/1 for the Mares' Chase.

Threeunderthrufive looks on-course for the National Hunt Chase this season. (Getty)


Having finished second, one place ahead of Magic Daze on his chase debut at Galway, Gabynako went one better at Fairyhouse on Wednesday, defeating Fury Road by three lengths. Gavin Cromwell's six-year-old then entered the betting for the Marsh Novices' Chase at 33/1.


Although his task was made easier when Oscar Elite fell three out, Threeunderthrufive still impressed when sealing his second win over fences at Cheltenham on Sunday. Paul Nicholls' novice was then cut into 25/1 for the Brown Advisory Chase, and 16/1 for the National Hunt Chase.


Last year's Albert Bartlett winner, Vanillier bolted up on his first chase start at Punchestown on Sunday, beating Fancy Foundations in the Grade Two Florida Pearl. Keith Donoghue's mount was then clipped in from 16s to 14/1 in Paddy Power's betting for the Brown Advisory Chase.

Back On The Lash

Friday's Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham was won by Back On The Lash, who entered the betting for the Cross Country at the Festival on 12/1 with William Hill following his narrow victory.

Shady Operator

Shady Operator also entered the Cross Country Chase betting following his handicap win at Punchestown on Sunday. Enda Bolger's star, who won over the banks course at Punchestown last season, was also handed odds of 12/1 by William Hill.

Sharjah2022 Champion HurdleGET 10/1 HERE
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Just three horses went to post in Sunday's Morgiana Hurdle and it was former winner, Sharjah who prevailed, comfortably beating Zanahiyr and favourite, Echoes In Rain. Willie Mullins' star has twice finished second in the Champion Hurdle, and Unibet made Sharjah the 10/1 second-favourite for the 2022 renewal behind two-time defending champion, Honeysuckle.

Sporting John

Sporting John marked his return to hurdling at Cheltenham with an impressive Listed victory under top-weight. Philip Hobbs' charge won a Grade One over fences last season, but looked much happier back over hurdles and was immediately entered into the Stayers' Hurdle betting at 25/1 by Unibet.

Nube Negra

While it was clear from the off that Put The Kettle On wasn't on a going day, Nube Negra could hardly have been more impressive when winning the Shloer Chase on Sunday. Dan Skelton's seven-year-old was narrowly beaten in the Champion Chase last season, and following Sunday's win, bet365 cut Nube Negra in from 25s to 9/1 in their betting for the 2022 Queen Mother.

Fakir D'Oudairies

Fakir D'Oudairies made a winning return to action on Thursday, cruising to an impressive victory in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Joseph O'Brien's charge finished a distant second behind Alaho in the Ryanair last season before following up in the Melling Chase, and bet365 were also quick to cut Fakir D'Oudairies into 7/1 second-favouritism for this year's Ryanair.

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