Oscar Whisky is 7/4 fav in the World Hurdle with William Hill in their ‘betting without Big Buck’s’ market. Nicky Henderson has not ruled him out of another Champion Hurdle so the firm quote up 9/2 for him to win at the Festival.
Henderson is 7-4 favourite to be leading trainer at the March highlight and 3-1 to train the winner of the Champion Hurdle.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said “Cheltenham stars Oscar Whisky and Sprinter Sacre were both winners on William Hill Welsh Champion Hurdle day last year and it’ll be exciting to see what other future champions Nicky Henderson has lined up this time”
Who will train the most Cheltenham Festival winners? 8-11 Nicky Henderson vs Even money Paul Nicholls
Nicky Henderson to train the winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle: 3-1
Nicky Henderson to train the winner of the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: 3-1
Number of Nicky Henderson-trained winners in the 2011/12 season:
149 or less 8-1
150 to 159 10-3
160 to 169 2-1
170 to 179 9-4
180 or more 5-1
To win at the Cheltenham Festival: 5-2 Grands Crus, 4-1 Fingal Bay, Voler La Vedette, 9-2 Oscar Whisky, Peddlers Cross, 6-1 Al Ferof, Noble Prince, Boston Bob, Somersby, 7-1 Simonsig, 8-1 Bog Warrior, Make Your Mark, Rubi Light, Silviniaco Conti, 10-1 Captain Chris, Captain Conan, Champion Court, Cue Card, Sir Des Champs, Thousand Stars, 14-1 Sous le Cieux, 16-1 Hidden Cyclone, (EW 1/4 1,2,3)