Coral has trimmed Zarkander to 8/1 clear third favourite (from 10/1) for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, following support today. Grandouet heads the Triumph betting at 5/1, with the Dermot Weld-trained Unaccompanied next at 6/1.
“As a half brother to the brilliant Zarkava, a Cheltenham Festival win may not have been the initial aim when Zarkava was born, but he was most impressive at Kempton, and punters clearly believe he can emulate Soldatino’s Adonis/Triumph double from twelve months ago,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**JCB Triumph Hurdle (Coral)
5/1 Grandouet, 6/1 Unaccompanied, 8/1 (from 10/1) Zarkander, 10/1 Marsh Warbler, Sam Winner, Smad Place, 12/1 A Media Luz, 14/1 Houblon Des Obeaux, 16/1 Brampour, Sailors Warn, Third Intention, 20/1 Local Hero, Moose Moran, 25/1 Louisville Lip, Tony Star, Twigline, 33/1 Bar