We reveal the most backed horses through Oddschecker on the second day of the festival.
So long second fiddle to Santini in the RSA market, Delta Work is now favourite with some bookies to get Gordon Elliott on the board for the festival. Still available at 3/1, the odds here could shorten further before the off.
There would barely be a more popular winner if this horse retained his Cross Country title. He absolutely flew home in a ‘warm-up’ last month when he was 25/1, and while you can’t get those generous odds this afternoon, he is a best price of 11/8.
Unbeaten over hurdles, and with more improvement likely, it’s easy to see why the six-year-old is being backed, especially with Jack Kennedy on board. Champ is the market leader, but he’s dropped as short as 7/2 for the opening race. Speaking of the market leader…
Nicky Henderson has spoken at length about the Ballymore favourite, and a four-race unbeaten run is hard to oppose. A winner in all of his races this season, the 7/2 best price shot named after A P McCoy may well put in a performance that the man himself would relish.
He might be just 4/11 in places, but the short price hasn’t put off punters, who have made him the shortest price of any horse in the festival this year. Going for a record-tying 18 straight wins (along with Big Bucks), he is a best price of 4/9.