The following horses are moving and shaking in the markets this morning on Day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival:


In the Ballymore Bob Olinger has done his moving well before this week, coming in from 4/1 into 7/4 to vie for favouritism.

Today it’s Bear Ghylls who is popular, generally a 9/1 chance now from 14/1 last night, despite the conditions not appearing to be soft enough for him to be at his best.


It’s one-way traffic for Monkfish in what is an uninspiring betting contest. The Willie Mullins hot pot is 2/7 from 2/5.


Guard Your Dreams (7/1 from 9/1), Sneaky Getaway (12/1 from 16/1) and Sayo (50/1 from 66/1) are the popular picks today.


There has been no move for Henry De Bromhead’s Put The Kettle On. Politologue is popular at 10/1 from 11/1, whilst the drying conditions also appear to be in Notebook‘s favour – 25/1 from 33/1.

Nube Negra is friendless for the Skeltons, out to 11/1 across the board from 8/1 at the start of this week.


Easysland is steady in the market at 10/11 despite a patchy season in the build up to this. The each-way money has come for Charlie Mann’s Defi Des Carres, 25/1 from 33/1.


Andy Holding’s selection Embittered is popular at the head of the market at 9/2. Sky Pirate is weak at 16/1.


In what looks a two-horse race in the market, favourite Kilcruit is hardening into 11/8 from 7/4.

Willie Mullins has an embarrassment of riches and also trains Grangee, nibbled into 20/1 from 22/1.