Henderson 33/1 for Festival sweep

  • Last Updated: February 18 2013, 14:08 GMT

Nicky Henderson is 33/1 to win all four championship races at the Cheltenham Festival with Sky Bet.

Henderson with stable star Sprinter Sacre, a hot favourite for the Queen Mother
Henderson with stable star Sprinter Sacre, a hot favourite for the Queen Mother

Henderson showed his Festival team off to the media on Monday and that prompted the Leeds-based bookmaker to go up with a series of specials.

The star trainer is 33s to win the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, World Hurdle and Gold Cup at next month's meeting.

He is 12/1 to draw a blank.

Henderson is rated odds-on at 4/7 to saddle the winner in two or more of the races. He's 7/2 to win three or more and 11/8 to win just one of the four.

Sprinter Sacre is a red-hot favourite for the Queen Mother, while Henderson also has the favourites for the World Hurdle (Oscar Whisky) and Gold Cup (Bobs Worth).

Those three all winning is rated a 22/1 chance.

Henderson's biggest challenge would appear to be winning the Champion Hurdle with Grandouet and Binocular well behind Willie Mullins' favourite Hurricane Fly in the betting.

Henderson is priced up at 7/2 to win that race for which Sky Bet are currently non-runner, money back.

The Seven Barrows handler is currently rated a 1/2 shot to be the top trainer at the Festival, which gets under way on March 12.


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