The battle between British and Irish trainers at Cheltenham is about to recommence, but who do the bookies fancy to win the Prestbury Cup?
Prestbury Cup Winner
On the eve of the Cheltenham Festival, punters are continuing to place their money on the winner of this year’s Prestbury Cup.
Willie Mullins, Joseph O’Brien and Henry de Bromhead are just some of the names representing Ireland, taking on the likes of Nicky Henderson, Colin Tizzard and Paul Nicholls from Great Britain.
But who is the favourite to win the historic trophy? Oddschecker has taken a look at the market, ahead of tomorrow’s racing.
Prestbury Cup favourites: Ireland odds-on to retain their crown
The Emerald Isle have dominated the Prestbury Cup since 2016, winning four of the last five meetings and drawing the other.
Bookies expect a similar effort from Ireland this week, making them clear favourites at 2/7 best price.
On the flip side, Great Britain are available at 9/2 to buck the trend and scoop the infamous team trophy.
If you fancy a repeat of 2019, where a dramatic 14-14 draw was ruled, you can back the spoils to be shared at 10/1 best price.
Where's the money going?
The percentage of bet splits make for grim reading for Great Britain, with punters adamant that Ireland will scoop up the trophy yet again.
Their short price of 2/7 hasn’t put off bettors, with Ireland attracting 67% of all bets in the market.
Only 17% of bets have backed Great Britain to pull off a shock victory, whilst the remaining 16% backing the longer-odds draw.
Prestbury Cup 2021 odds
- Ireland - 2/7
- Great Britain - 9/2
- Draw - 10/1