The waiting is almost over ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival with a total of £/€300m expected to be bet across the UK and Ireland during the four-day event.
And while we can report that we came away relatively unscathed last year, there’s a new horse putting the frighteners on the trading floor this time around.
He’s the tip of the iceberg in a fearful five that include Envoi Allen in the Ballymore, Samcro in the Marsh, Appreciate It in the Champion Bumper and Goshen in the Triumph Hurdle.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “Every year the Cheltenham Festival just gets bigger and bigger and this year another staggering amount of money is expected to change hands.”
She added: “We came out of last year’s festival fairly unscathed but as we know past performances are no guide to future returns.”
Ladbrokes’ worst results:
Lostintranslation – Cheltenham Gold Cup
Envoi Allen – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
Appreciate It – Champion Bumper
Samcro – Marsh Novices’ Chase
Goshen – Triumph Hurdle
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication