Master Minded is now 10/11 (from evens) with totesport following the news that he will face 9 rivals in the Tingle Creek Chase at Cheltenham.
Somersby is next in the market at 6/1 with Twist Magic a 13/2 shot though trainer Paul Nicholls has stated that the latter will run at Huntingdon in the totesport.com Peterborough Chase on Sunday should that meeting beat the weather.
‘Master Minded looked somewhere near his best last time out at Ascot but there has been no shortage of punters willing to take him on in the Tingle Creek with Somersby, Gauvain and Petit Robin all being well-supported at bigger prices,’ said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
Kalahari King was not in the original field but trainer Ferdy Murphy declared his stable star after the race was re-routed to Cheltenham and he is a 9/1 shot. There was further support for Petit Robin yesterday evening as well and he is now an 8/1 chance from 10/1.
The news that AP McCoy will ride Finger Onthe Pulse in Saturday’s ‘Vote AP’ Gold Cup at Cheltenham has prompted totesport to cut his mount to 16/1 (from 20/1). The champion jockey will face 15 rivals as he bids to win the race named after him and it is Dave’s Dream and Little Josh who share favouritism at the head of the market at 5/1.