The following horses are moving and shaking in the markets this morning on Day 3 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival:
In the Marsh the favourite Envoi Allen is steady at 2/5 but his compatriot Asterion Forlonge is 22/1 from 28/1, taken to have improved for having finally completed a race in behind Monkfish last time.
Again it is one-way traffic for the Irish in the markets this morning. Henry De Bromhead is having a fantastic Festival and his Milliner is 15/2 from 12/1 having crept in here off a rating of just 126. Champagne Platinum looks to hold solid claims for Nicky Henderson but is out to 8/1 from 6/1.
Allaho and Min continue to dispute favouritism for Willie Mullins and it is just Allaho who currently shades it at 4/1. Imperial Aura is weak at 8/1, out from 6/1.
Unquestionably the best-backed horse of Day 3 is Fury Road in the Stayers’ Hurdle. He is into 4/1 from 7/1 as he bids to avenge his narrow defeat in the Albert Bartlett last year. The Storyteller is now as big as 12/1.
Favourite The Shunter is popular at 5/2, having been available at 10/3 earlier today.
Hook Up and Royal Kahala look solid enough to continue the Irish domination of this race, but Alan King’s The Glancing Queen is the wiseguy pick today. She is into 9/1 from 14/1.
This race features professional jockeys this year and punters are going for Paul Nicholls’ Shantou Flyer, into 7/1 from 10/1.