Ireland look set to regain the Prestbury Cup at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, according to our odds.
The Irish last won the competition between Ireland and Britain in 2018 when the Emerald Isle recorded 17 victories from 28 races. They’re just 4/7 to reclaim the title after a 14-14 draw last year.
We go 11/2 about another tie, while it’s 15/8 for a British win for the first time since 2015.
Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott will lead the Irish assault on Cheltenham, with Envoi Allen, Asterion Forlonge and Chacun Pour Soi just three of the heavy duty favourites across the week.
With that in mind, our traders make it 7/4 that the Irish record 14 to 16 winners, with 6/4 saying they head home on Friday with 17 or more successes.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “Every year the Cheltenham Festival sees great rivalry between the home team and those crossing the Irish Sea.”
She added: “Last year the Prestbury Cup was a draw between the Irish and British trainers, but this year the odds are in favour of the visitors landing the spoils.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
How many Irish winners at Cheltenham?
13 or under – 15/8
14 to 16 – 7/4
17+ – 6/4
Ireland – 4/7
Britain – 15/8
Tie – 11/2
All Odds and Markets are correct as of date of publishing.