Duo lead the way for Festival

  • Last Updated: January 1 2014, 10:51 GMT

BetVictor make My Tent Or Yours their 5/2 favourite from 4/1 for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

The New One blunders at the last against My Tent Or Yours
The New One blunders at the last against My Tent Or Yours

AP McCoy's mount took advantage of the last-flight blunder of The New One in a thrilling Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, with the latter eased to 7/2 (from 3/1).

Sky Bet Make My Tent Or Yours 3/1 from 4/1 along with Betfred while the latter have left The New One unchanged at 3/1 with for the big one in March.

Paddy Power are currently the best price My Tent Or Yours and they go 7/2 with The New One their market leader on 3/1.

Silviniaco Conti has been cut to 4/1 joint favourite (from 8/1) by the sponsors for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning the William Hill King George VI Chase.

Bobs Worth shares favouritism at 4/1 (from 5/1) with Sir Des Champs next in the market at 6/1. Cue Card has been eased to 8/1 (from 7/1) with the sponsors and it's 12/1 bar.

Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "The King George result still leaves the Betfred Gold Cup market wide open.

"Things will be much clearer after the Lexus, but Silviniaco Conti put a marker down this afternoon and looks a force to be reckoned with."

Ladbrokes make Silviniaco Conti 7/2 and their spokesman David Williams said: "With a host of well fancied favourites being beaten on both sides of the Irish Sea it was more than a decent day for the bookies.

"Silviniaco Conti has surged to the top of the Gold Cup market after his impressive Kempton win."

Sky Bet make Paul Nicholls' successful inmate 7/2 as well while Cue Card has been slashed to 5/2 from 9/2 for the Ryanair Chase over the shorter trip.

Rory Jiwani of Stan James added: "We cut Silviniaco Conti from 8/1 to 9/2 for the Gold Cup which leaves him sharing favouritism with reigning champion Bobs Worth. who runs in Saturday's Lexus Chase.

"Cue Card appeared to be outstayed which does not bode well for his hopes at Cheltenham and we've pushed him out from 6/1 to 7/1."

Amore Alato was a game winner of the opener at the Sunbury venue for Nick Williams and Richard Johnson and he earned a quote of 25/1 first show with Sky Bet for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Guitar Pete has been cut to 20/1 (from 33/1) by Betfred for the JCB Triumph Hurdle following his Grade Two victory at Leopardstown.

The same firm have also quoted Annacotty at 25/1 and 20/1 for the RSA Chase and Jewson Novices' Chase respectively at Cheltenham after winning the Kauto Star Novices' Chase on the same card.

He is 25s first show at Sky Bet while Felix Younger is out from 13/2 to 10/1 for the Jewson (BetVictor) after being beaten by stablemate The Paparrazi Kid at Limerick.

BetVictor cut Defy Logic from 20s to 8s for the Arkle Chase after he lowered the colours of Champagne Fever at Leopardstown.

The latter has been pushed out to 9/2 from 3/1 after going out very quickly following a bad mistake two out.

Rock On Ruby is now 12s from 14s in the race and Grandouet, who runs at Kempton on Friday, is into 8s from 10s.