Limini backed again for Champion Hurdle glory


Limini is 6-1 (from 7-1) with Coral for the Champion Hurdle, after further support for the Willie Mullins-trained mare today.  Buveur D’Air is eased to 11-4 (from 5-2) at the head of the market, with Yanworth next at 7-2 (from 10-3).

“Punters have reacted to the news from Willie Mullins that should Vroum Vroum Mag be in good order for the Mares’ Hurdle, Limini could bid to emulate Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle, and if supplemented in a wide open year, Limini would shorten further and possibly even challenge for favouritism,” reckoned Coral’s David Stevens.

There has also been movement at the head of Coral’s Gold Cup betting today, with Cue Card cut to 3-1 (from 7-2), while his stablemate Native River remains favourite but is out to 11-4 (from 5-2).

“It will be a major surprise if Colin Tizzard doesn’t send out the Gold Cup favourite next month, but whether that will be Native River or Cue Card, only time will tell, with the latter closing in on his stablemate at the head of our betting,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Champion Hurdle
11-4 Buveur D’Air, 7-2 Yanworth, 5 Petit Mouchoir, 6 Limini, 7 Yorkhill, 15-2 Brain Power, 10 Vroum Vroum Mag, 12 Tombstone, 14 The New One, 16 Apple’s Jade, 20 Moon Racer, 25 Bar

**Timico Gold Cup
11-4 Native River, 3 Cue Card, 5 Djakadam, 8 Outlander, Sizing John, 16 Champagne West, Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt, 20 Bristol De Mai, Minella Rocco, More Of That, 33 Vroum Vroum Mag, Zabana, 40 Bar

**Official Going (Opening race of meeting)
4-11 Good to soft, 5-2 Good, 6 Soft, 16 Heavy, 100 Good to firm

**Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey
1-2 Ruby Walsh, 9 Bryan Cooper, 10 Noel Fehily, 12 Nico De Boinville, Richard Johnson, Sam Twiston-Davies, 14 Aidan Coleman, 16 Mark Walsh, 20 Jack Kennedy, Davy Russell, 33 Tom Scudamore, Paul Townend,

**Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer
8-11 Willie Mullins, 5-2 Nicky Henderson, 5 Gordon Elliot, 10 Paul Nicholls, 20 Colin Tizzard

**Prestbury Cup
2-7 UK, 9-2 Ireland, 13-2 Tie

**Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
4 Moon Racer, 9-2 Melon, 11-2 Bunk Off Early, 6 Ballyandy, 10 Charli Parcs, River Wylde, 12 Finian’s Oscar, Movewiththetimes, 14 Cilaos Emery, Neon Wolf, 16 Airlie Beach, Crack Mome, Defi Du Seuil, High Bridge, Landofhopeandglory, Lough Derg Spirit, 20 Bar

**Racing Post Arkle
1-3 Altior, 4 Yorkhill, 11 Charbel, 14 Cloudy Dream, 16 Top Notch, Waiting Patiently, 20 Le Prezien, Some Plan, Forest Bihan, Royal Caviar, 25 Bar

**Ultima Handicap Chase
12 Champers On Ice, Mall Dini, Noble Endeavor, Our Kaempfer, Un Temps Pour Tout, 14 Holywell, Saphir Du Rheu, Singlefarmpayment, The Druids Nephew, 16 Belami Des Pictons, Henri Parry Morgan, Label Des Obeaux, O O Seven, Shantou Village, The Young Master, 20 Bar

**Mares’ Hurdle
6-4 Vroum Vroum Mag, 9-4 Apples Jade, 5-2 Limini, 7 Jers Girl, 8 Let’s Dance, 10 Augusta Kate, 16 Lifeboat Mona, Airlie Beach, Colin’s Sister, 20 Bar

**National Hunt Chase
9-2 A Genie In Abottle, 8 Edwulf, 10 Champers On Ice, 12 Beware The Bear, Haymount, Martello Tower, 14 Arpege D’Alene, Disko, 16 Alpha Des Obeaux, Bigbadjohn, Emerging Force, Fletchers Flyer, Ibis Du Rheu, 20 Bar

**Close Brothers Novices’ Chase
10 It’sAfreebee, Romain De Senam, 12 Foxtail Hill, Blazer, Squouateur, 14 Value At Risk, Two Taffs, Brother Tedd, 16 Hammersly Lake, Mixboy, Potters Legend, Burtons Well, Poker School, Gangster, Clic Work, Kilcrea Vale, 20 Bar

**Fred Winter
8 Dreamcatching, Master Blueyes, 10 Divin Bere, Domperignon Du Lys, Long Call, 12 Landofhopeandglory, Project Bluebook, Dakota Moirette, Orion D’Aubrelle, 14 Mega Fortune, Coeur De Lion, Poker Play, Dinaria Des Obeaux, Landsman, Prince Charmin’, 16 Bar

**Neptune Novices’ Hurdle
3 Neon Wolf, 9-2 Finian’s Oscar, 5 Bacardys, 10 Death Duty, 12 Augusta Kate, Ballyandy, Invitation Only, Messire Des Obeaux, 16 Airlie Beach, Let’s Dance, Melon, Movewiththetimes, Willoughby Court, 20 Bar

**RSA Chase
5-2 Might Bite, 7 Coney Island, 8 Bellshill, 10 Alpha Des Obeaux, American, Disko, 12 Whisper, 14 Acapella Bourgeois, 16 Royal Vacation, 20 Champers On Ice, Edwulf, O O Seven, Shantou Village, 25 Bar

**Coral Cup
8 Modus, 12 Kalondra, Air Horse One, 14 Automated, Ballyandy, Consul De Thaix, Peregrine Run, Movewiththetimes, Jury Duty, The Storyteller, No Comment, Brelade, 16 Ice Cold Soul, Ivanovich Gorbatov, River Frost, Runfordave, Tombstone, Verni, 20 Bar

**Champion Chase
1-3 Douvan, 5 Altior, 8 Fox Norton, 12 Un De Sceaux, 20 God’s Own, Sire De Grugy, Special Tiara, 25 L’Ami Serge, Traffic Fluide, Uxizandre, Vroum Vroum Mag, 33 Bar

**Cross Country Chase
9-4 Cantlow, 8 Auvergnat, Urgent De Gregaine, 10 Any Currency, Foxrock, Quantitativeeasing, 14 Bless The Wings, 16 Alelchi Inois, Usuel Smurfer, 20 Ballyboker Bridge, Colour Squadron, Sire Collonges,

**Weatherbys Champion Bumper
7-2 Carter McKay, 8 Daphne Du Clos, 9 Ballyward, 12 Blow By Blow, Western Ryder, 16 Cause Toujours, Come To Me, Next Destination, Red Jack, Samcro, West Coast Time, 20 Bakmaj, Redhotfillypeppers

**JLT Novices’ Chase
7-4 Yorkhill, 4 Top Notch, 7 Disko, Might Bite, Politologue, 10 Coney Island, 12 Charbel, Whisper, 14 Frodon, Identity Thief, 16 Diamond King, Waiting Patiently, 20 Bar

**Pertemps Final
6 Tobefair, 8 Presenting Percy, 10 El Bandit, Isleofhopeanddreams, Impulsive Star, 12 Dadsintrouble, Glenloe, 14 Behind Time, For Good Measure, Gayebury, Jury Duty, Solomn Grundy, 16 Golden Doyen, Electric Concorde, Sutton Manor, Wotzizname, Rocklander, Three Ways, 20 Bar

**Ryanair Chase
3 Un De Sceaux, 6 Empire Of Dirt, Sizing John, Uxizandre, 10 Josses Hill, Outlander, Sub Lieutenant, Vroum Vroum Mag, 14 Douvan, Zabana, 16 Black Hercules, Djakadam, Fox Norton, 20 Bar

**Stayers’ Hurdle
5-4 Unowhatimeanharry, 6 Nichols Canyon, 8 Jezki, 10 Cole Harden, Shaneshill, 12 Clondaw Warrior, 14 Apple’s Jade, More Vroum Vroum Mag, Of That, Snow Falcon, 16 The New One, Yanworth, 20 Bar

**Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
10 Diamond King, Shantou Village, 12 Village Vic, Le Prezien, 14 Frodon, L’Ami Serge, A Toi Phil, Belami Des Pictons, Baron Alco, Bouvreuil, Starchitect, 16 Bar

**Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase
10 Champers On Ice, Singlefarmpayment, The Crafty Butcher, Mall Dini, 12 Henry Parry Morgan, 14 Southfield Royale, Bonny Kate, Potters Legend, Blazer, 16 Bar

**Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
2 Airlie Beach, 5-2 Let’s Dance, 5 La Bague Au Roi, 6 Forge Meadow, 8 Asthuria, Augusta Kate, 10 Colin’s Sister, Good Thyne Tara, Shattered Love, 12 Barra, Camelia De Cotte, Coillte Lass, Kayf Grace, 14 Redhotfillypeppers, 16 Dusky Legend, Glens Harmony,

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
9-4 Defi Du Seuil, 7 Mega Fortune, Master Blueyes, 8 Charli Parcs, 10 Bapaume, 14 Dinaria Des Obeaux, Divin Bere, 16 Meri Devie, 20 Coeur De Lion, Ex Patriot, Landofhopeandglory, Project Bluebrook, 25 Bar

**Randox Health County Hurdle
8 Movewiththetimes, 10 North Hill Harvey, Ballyandy, Golden Spear, Peace And Co, 12 Air Horse One, 14 Tombstone, 16 Modus, Ivanovich Gorbatov, Diego Du Charmil, Charbel, A Hare Breath, Mick Jazz, Ice Cold Soul, Tudor City, Joey Sasa, 20 Bar

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
2 Death Duty, 6 West Approach, Wholestone, 8 Augusta Kate, Bacardys, 10 Monalee, 12 Let’s Dance, Penhill, The World’s End, 14 Willoughby Court, 16 Constantine Bay, Invitation Only, 20 Bar

**Foxhunter Chase
11-8 On The Fringe, 4 Wonderful Charm, 5 Ask The Weatherman, 12 Paint The Clouds, 14 Pacha Du Polder, Sweet As A Nut, 20 Aupcharlie, Grand Vision, 25 Black Thunder, Current Event, Dolatulo, Mendip Express, Salsify

**Grand Annual
12 Cloudy Dream, Le Prezien, Dandridge, 14 L’Ami Serge, Dodging Bullets, Rock The World, Starchitect, Tell Us More, 16 Bar


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438

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