Paul Nicholls’ star hurdler has won the last two World Hurdles and is unbeaten in 10 races over the smaller obstacles in Britain.
Grands Crus was an impressive winner of the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham last month and is most people’s idea of the biggest threat to Big Buck’s attempt for a historic third straight win. However, Boylesports.com still see the result as a formality and the decision to pay out three weeks before the event is costing the company £250,000.
Leon Blanche, Boylesports.com Head of PR, said “Big Buck’s is unbeaten over hurdles in this country and we see no reason for that to change on Thursday 17th March, St Patrick’s Day. Grands Crus was a ready winner of the Cleeve Hurdle, but he hasn’t come up against anyone nearly as classy as Big Buck’s and we are confident that Paul Nicholls’ star will make it three-in-a-row. Boylesports.com punters who have already backed Big Buck’s will be paid out in full and they have already started the Cheltenham Festival on the front foot.”