A general view of Cheltenham racecourse as runners and riders race in the Markel Insurance Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase during day one of the November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

Bookies fear opening day Cheltenham bashing

The opening day of Cheltenham is nearly here, but already Bookmakers are fearing a possible colossal loss.

There are four hugely fancied horses going on day one – and should those four come in, then Bookies are bracing themselves for what could be one of their worst days in history.

Bookmakers across the industry believe that a bad day on Cheltenham on the opening day could be one of the biggest of all time.

“We are hearing figures of £20 to £25million in potential loses for the Bookies, if this four-timer comes off,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.

“And you have to say the four horses in question – Getabird, Footpad, Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are favourites for good reason, and you find it hard to go against them.

“Indeed, punters are getting on these four in their numbers – the Bookies are scared, very scared of these four.”

Odds on big four on Cheltenham Day One:

Getabird in the Supreme Novices Hurdle – 6/5
Footpad in the Arkle Chase – 11/8
Buveur D’Air in the Champion Hurdle 1/2
Apple’s Jade in the Mares Hurdle 8/13


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