The bookies were left reeling after the Irish hammered Hurricane Fly into clear favourite in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle and punters will be keen to hear where the money is going on Wednesday.
After bookmaker William Hill
escaped a £1 million payout in Tuesday’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle the firm initiated the challenge to the betting public once again by offering a standout 4/1 on Master Minded winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase this morning.
That price lasted less than fifteen minutes and Paul Nicholls’ legendary chaser is very solid in the betting for Wednesday’s feature.
Earlier on the card Time For Rupert is considered by many to be the banker of the meeting and there is sure to be plenty of support for Paul Webber’s stable star, while the Irish money continues to come for Willie Mullins’ So Young in the Neptune Investment Hurdle.
The bookies will be hoping that they can avoid laying any fancy prices on Wednesday’s winners after they were hit hard by Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins on Tuesday and Boylesports.com
Head of PR Leon Blanche was left cursing the fortunes of the Irish duo.
“Although our Every Second Counts concession itself cost us a half million pounds, it seems a small sum relative to the million plus pay out we’ve had to make on the Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins duo of Hurricane Fly and Quevega,” he explained.