Batsman stakes Festival claims

  • Last Updated: February 23 2013, 21:32 GMT

Harry Fry's Opening Batsman has been cut for Cheltenham by BetVictor after winning the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton.

Opening Batsman: Odds cut for Cheltenham
Opening Batsman: Odds cut for Cheltenham

The seven-year-old got the better of Rolling Aces in the closing stages and he has been trimmed to 12s from 20s for the JLT Specialty Chase and the Festival Handicap Chase while he is 12s from 16s for the Byrne Group Plate and 14s from 20s in the Kim Muir.

Wyck Hill never threatened on ground quicker than ideal and was pushed out for both Cheltenham and Aintree - he is 66s from 50s in the Gold Cup and 25s from 20s in the Grand National.

Following his win in the Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse Stocktons Wing is now 10/1 from 14/1 for the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at Boylesports, said: "JP McManus has a strong hand yet again at the Cheltenham Festival and Stocktons Wing is now 10/1 for the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle."

BetVictor cut At The Races Bobbyjo Chase winner Roi Du Mee from 40s to 20s for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham next month and from 66s to 25/1 for the John Smith's Grand National.

Runner-up Prince De Beauchene was left unchanged for Aintree at 10/1.

Forgotten Voice brushed aside some decent rivals in the Dovecote Novices' Hurdle with almost embarrassing ease at Kempton.

Stan James' Rory Jiwani said: "Good ground is clearly what he wants and he looks a potential star. He's only entered in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham and we've cut him from 20/1 to 8/1 co-favourite for that race with Cotton Mill and Mr Mole."