The Irish are flying at Cheltenham and none more so than trainer Willie Mullins who added another two yesterday to his three from Tuesday to head the Top Trainer list with as many winners already as would normally take the title, and still two days to go.
The ups and downs of racing were acutely evident for the Walsh family. Katie rode her first winner at the Festival in the concluding Bumper, making it two days of a woman riding a winner in one of the very few sports where they go toe to toe with the men.
That came though only hours after her Brother Ruby was carted off to hospital for X-Rays on his leg after a crashing fall in the second race. His comeback after four months out with a broken leg was one of the main preview headlines of the meeting. Now he is out for the last two days.
Thursday’s Top Tips from Sport for Business:
*Please note the value of your investments can, and in all likelihood will go down as well as up, but if you fancy a flutter… Our running Total is Bet €50, Returns €70.83
Our Daily Hotpot: Un De Scaux in the Ryanair Chase at 2-50
Our Next Best: Sam Spinner Stayers Hurdle at 3 -30
Our Daily Hotpot: Monalee in the RSA Novice’s Chase at 2-10 Second
Our Daily Outsider: Red Indian E/W at 25/1 in Coral Cup at 2-50 Sixth Returns €30 Betting with Coral
Our Fun Flyer: Each Way Treble Monalee, Cause of Causes, 4-10 and Black Bow 5-30. Lost
Our Daily Hotpot: Footpad in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at 2-10 WON 5/6 €10 Win returns €18.33
Our Daily Outsider: Menghli Khan E/W at 16/1 in Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle at 1-30 PLACED 14/1 €5 E/W Returns €22.50
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