2020 Cheltenham Festival betting developments | A look at this weekend’s market movers in the Cheltenham Festival betting after big racing at Wetherby and Down Royal on Saturday 2nd November.
2020 Cheltenham Festival betting developments. We run through the major market movers in the ante-post Cheltenham Festival betting, after a busy weekend of racing culminated with big Graded races at Wetherby and Down Royal on Saturday 2nd November.
Eye on Cheltenham – Lostintranslation cut for Gold Cup as Elliott’s Down Royal winners make waves in Festival markets
We run through the major market movers in the ante-post Cheltenham Festival betting, after a busy weekend of racing culminated with big Graded races at Wetherby and Down Royal on Saturday 2nd November.
As reappearances go, Colin Tizzard couldn’t have wished for much more from Lostintranslation, who’s road to the Cheltenham Gold Cup began at Carlisle on Sunday.
Robbie Power’s mount was the overwhelming favourite to triumph in the Colin Parker intermediate Chase and the odds-on favourite barely touched a twig throughout, cruising hometo win without ever breaking a sweat.
Last year’s Mildmay winner already sat second behind Kemboy in the Gold Cup markets, butafter that smooth success at Carlisle, Lostintranslation’s Cheltenham odds were slashed across the boards. Unibet were the most impressed, cutting Lostintranslation in from 10s to 6/1 second- favouritism, with most of the other high-street bookmakers listing Tizzard’s flag-bearer as an 8/1 shot.
There were further ripples in the Gold Cup betting at Down Royal on Saturday, as Road To Respect held off Clan Des Obeaux to retain his Ladbrokes Champion Chase crown. Bet365 decided to enter Noel Meade’s champion into the Gold Cup betting at 25/1, but the Ryanair – a race he finished third in last year – looks his most suitable Cheltenham objective once again, with Ladbrokes pulling Road To Respect into 10/1 to go two better in 2020.
Clan Des Obeaux, who is often beaten on his reappearance, lost nothing in defeat and remained a 20/1 shot in the betting for the 2020 Gold Cup. Delta Work, however, struggled a little on his first outing in open company over fences and slid back to 20/1 in the Gold Cup betting after an error-strewn fourth-place finish at Down Royal.
Delta Work’s underwhelming performance was the only negative during an excellent week for Gordon Elliott, who usually turns out many of his most promising talents during Down Royal’s November meeting. Elliott’s star performer this weekend was undoubtedly Envoi Allen, who produced a magnificent hurdling debut to win his maiden by a streak.