Honeysuckle & A Plus Tard Both to Win Now 8/1!
Get Honeysuckle (Champion Hurdle) & A Plus Tard (Gold Cup) Both to Win at A Boosted 8/1!
Top trainer Henry De Bromhead enjoyed a vintage 2021 Cheltenham Festival. There may have been no fans in the stands, but this didn’t stop De Bromhead from landing the Festival holy trinity in the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Gold Cup.
He may never experience a Festival quite like that again, but De Bromhead still holds a host of chances in 2022, particularly in the Championship races, where both HONEYSUCKLE (Champion Hurdle) and A PLUS TARD (Gold Cup) are expected to go off hot favourites for their respective assignments.
Top bookmakers Sky Bet have boosted the odds of that duo both winning from 6/1 to an incredible 8/1!
That’s right, for Henry De Bromhead to retain his Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup titles at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival Sky Bet are going 8/1, which you can back with one click here.
Honeysuckle & A Plus Tard Both to Win 8/1
Honeysuckle was one of six winners at last year’s Festival for Rachael Blackmore, in turn helping her become the first female jockey to win the Top Jockey title at the Festival.
Blackmore aims to make further history aboard A Plus Tard in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, where she would become the first female rider to land the Festival’s most prestigious prize – less than 12 months since she made history in the Grand National.
Honeysuckle (Champion Hurdle)
HONEYSUCKLE is the first runner in the boosted Sky Bet double. This wonder mare is unbeaten in her career to date and that winning sequence includes two victories at the Cheltenham Festival.
She outclassed her rivals in the Champion Hurdle last year and that line-up isn’t expected to look dramatically different in 2022, so it’s no shock that she’s trading at prohibitive odds to supplement last year’s victory.
A Plus Tard (Gold Cup)
Rachael Blackmore came agonisingly close to completing a magical Cheltenham Festival with a first Gold Cup 12 months ago, just finding stablemate Minella Indo took strong under Jack Kennedy.
She is once again expected to stay loyal to last year’s runner-up A PLUS TARD in 2022, however.
This Cheveley Park owned gelding has a good Festival record having landed the now-defunct novices’ handicap chase in 2019 before placing efforts in both the Ryanair and Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A Plus Tard produced an incredible 180 RPR figure when running out a 22l winner of the Betfair Chase on seasonal reappearance back in November, and although beaten at odds-on in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown subsequently, he was only beaten a short head by the reopposing Galvin.
Seen by many punters as the class angle in an ordinary-looking Gold Cup, if A Plus Tard’s stamina can hold out over this gruelling trip expect him to be bang there at the business end.