Cheltenham Festival Market Movers - 09/11/21

Thyme Hill - Stayers Hurdle - 5/1 out to 10/1

The first of the market overs this week sees us highlight a drifter in the betting for the Stayers Hurdle with the used to be favourite Thyme Hill going out to 10/1 from 5/1.

The superstar stayer missed the Cheltenham festival last year due to a setback jut before the festival, but this season he looks all systems to go to head to Prestbury Park.

Having landed the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle and the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at the Grand National meeting, he was installed as the favourite for this year's Thursday feature.

However, last weekend he was sent over to France for the Grade One Grand Prix d'Automne and in heavy ground he finished a weak fifth of seven, nearly 42 lengths behind the winner.

This saw his price drift out to 10/1 with most firms for the Stayers Hurdle.

In This World - Truimph Hurdle - 25/1 into 12/1

Next up is a very exciting prospect for the Skelton's with In This World who made his rules debut in England at Warwick on Friday and was an emphatic winner over two miles.

The three year old son of Saint Des Saints was first seen in France in June this year, winning a three runner event over two miles at Royan La Palmyre.

He took the contest by just over two lengths to the smart Fil Dor, who has since been bought by Caldwell Construction LTD and given to Gordon Elliott, winning in taking style on his Irish debut.

In This World went to Warwick in a fair Juvenile Hurdle and made the field look average, travelling beautifully before being asked for effort and winning comfortably by six lengths.

He will only improve for that run and now is the second favourite for the Truimph Hurdle going into to 12/1 from 25/1.

My Mate Mozzie - Supreme Novices' Hurdle - 25/1 into 14/1

Finally, another horse that is new to the jumps scene is My Mate Mozzie for Gavin Cromwell, who is an Irish exploit that has been sent over timber this term and looks a natural.

Having won a point to point by eight lengths in December 2020, he was then sent into a bumper at Punchestown and ran out another impressive winner.

Given a run on the flat in June in preparation for this term he was a close second, but since then has looked unbeatable in both his runs over hurdles.

Starting at Punchestown he ran out an eight length winner of a 15 runner Novice Hurdle and then at the weekend, again ran out a nice winner at Navan, beating a nice bumper horse for Gordon Elliott.

He has proved twice now he looks a hurdler to be on the right side of and is now a best price of 14/1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the festival, having been 25/1 before his win at the weekend.