Weird Al has won two of three starts at the venue with his only defeat in last year’s Gold Cup. Long Run is 13/8 fav with Kauto Star next at 4/1.
“Weird Al is still proving a popular each-way pick for the Gold Cup despite his price almost halving over the past month and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him go off a single-figure price,” said Betfred spokesman George Primarolo.
Salut Flo is now the 6/1 outright favourite for the Byrne Group Plate after being trimmed from 7/1 by Betfred this afternoon. There has also been money for Salsify in the Christies Foxhunters and the Irish challenger is now 13/2 (from 7/1).
Paddy Power Imperial Cup – Betfred bet: 4 Ted Spread, 5 Master Of Arts, 8 Hinterland, 9 Sire de Grugy, 10 Tocca Ferro, 12 Devil To Pay, Ile de Re, Red Merlin, 14 Chesil Beach Boy, Swift Lord, Art Professor, Celtus, Dark Shadow, Johns Spirit, Lucaindubai, 20 bar.
Racing Post Arkle Trophy – Betfred bet: 4/5 Sprinter Sacre, 5/2 Al Ferof, 6 Cue Card, 9 Menorah, 16 Blackstairmountain, 20 Cristal Bonus, 25 Kid Cassidy, 66 Astracad, Foildubh, Nearest The Pin.
Stan James Champion Hurdle – Betfred bet: 4/5 Hurricane Fly, 9/2 Binocular, 5 Zarkandar, 9 Rock On Ruby, 10 Oscars Well, 16 Thousand Stars, 25 Overturn, 33 Zaidpour, 40 bar.
Ladbrokes World Hurdle – Betfred bet: 1/2 Big Buck’s, 4 Oscar Whisky, 9 Thousand Stars, 12 Dynaste, Quevega, 14 Mourad, So Young, 16 Voler La Vedette, Zaidpour, 20 Mikael d’Haguenet, 25 bar.
JCB Triumph Hurdle – Betfred bet: 11/2 Baby Mix, 6 Grumeti, Pearl Swan, 7 Balder Success, Sadlers Risk, 10 Shadow Catcher, 12 Darroun, Hisaabaat, 16 Dodging Bullets, Hollow Tree, Lyvius, Kazilan, Urbain de Sivola, 20 bar.
Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup – sponsors bet: 13/8 Long Run, 4 Kauto Star, 6 Burton Port, Grands Crus, 10 Midnight Chase, Synchronised, 12 (from 14) Weird Al, Quel Esprit, 20 What A Friend, 25 Captain Chris, 33 Diamond Harry, Medermit, 40 Tidal Bay, 50 bar.