Big Buck’s Odds
Not many horses can truly be considered banker material at the Cheltenham Festival given the calibre of contenders taking part over the four days, but Big Buck’s is one of a select few worthy of this tag. Other horses that the majority of punters will expect to triumph at Cheltenham include Quevega in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle and more controversially Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle.
Big Buck’s odds will be exceptionally popular in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle
Big Buck’s is on course to make history by becoming the first four-time winner of the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. He is currently level on three victories with the great Inglis Drever, but will be fancied to stand alone as the best staying hurdler of the current generation, although this is a tag that many may have already placed on his head.
Another bunch of new challengers look to dethrone Big Buck’s
Proven Ladbrokes World Hurdle performers such as Mighty Man and Kasbah Bliss are among the horses to have been beaten by Big Buck’s, alongside a batch of highly regarded novices. These include Punchestowns, Tidal Bay, Karabak, Time For Rupert and most recently Grands Crus.
Another set of newcomers will be touted to beat Big Buck’s this season and it will be enthralling once again to see if they can upstage the old timer. Thousand Stars is perhaps the most interesting as he is a previous Festival winner and has very much indicated that three miles is his optimum distance. Oscar Whisky is another who may show improvement if stepped up in distance.