Melodic stakes Festival claim

  • Last Updated: November 9 2013, 17:18 GMT

BetVictor have pushed out Grandouet to 10s from 8s for the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival after Nicky Henderson's novice unseated Barry Geraghty at the last when looking held by Hinterland at Sandown.

Melodic Rendezvous: Saw his price shorten for Cheltenham
Melodic Rendezvous: Saw his price shorten for Cheltenham

Paddy Power have eased him to 14/1.

Hinterland has been introduced at 14s for the Arkle by BetVictor but is still on offer at 25s with Stan James and Coral.

Grandouet is back into the Champion Hurdle betting with BetVictor at 16/1 but a 20/1 chance with Sky Bet.

Elite Hurdle winner Melodic Rendezvous 25s from 33s at BetVictor for the Champion Hurdle after his fluent win at Wincanton.

Sky Bet were more impressed and he has been introduced at 16/1 into that market while Betfred go 25s for their initial show.

He beat Far West by one and three quarter lengths and Sky Bet have trimmed the latter to 12s from 14s for next week's Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

William Hill have priced-up next year's Flat jockeys' championship and make 2013 winner Richard Hughes their hot 4/9 favourite for a hat-trick of titles.

The 40-year-old is followed in the market by the in-form Ryan Moore, who is an 11/4 chance to add to his trio of previous wins.

Silvestre de Sousa, who made the podium for the first time in his career, is a 7/1 chance to become the first Brazillian-born winner of the title.

Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: "Richard Hughes is proving that even after 25 years of riding winners, he remains the one to beat.

"Ryan Moore - in the form of his life - still ranks as a formidable opponent, and could make life interesting for the champion if choosing to chase the title."