Cheltenham Festival Market Movers - 18/01/22

Dysart Dynamo - Supreme Novices' Hurdle - 14/1 into 4/1

The first horse that dramatically moved in the betting for both the Supreme and the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle was the superstar Dysart Dynamo for Willie Mullins.

The five year old son of Westerner was highlighted by many as a horse to watch stepping over obstacles having been a very smart bumper horse, winning both his events last term by a combined 16 lengths.

In December he headed to Cork for his hurdles debut where he did not disappoint, finishing a whole 19 lengths ahead of the second placed Lucky Tenner.

Stepping up to Grade Two company on Sunday for the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle over two miles he again went on to win by 19 lengths, winning the race half way round.

He is a very smart prospect for the yard and has entries in both the Supreme and Ballymore, but off the back of it will likely head to the former.

Overall, for the first race of the festival he went from 14/1 into 4/1 and with some firms is even shorter.

Bob Olinger - Turners' Novices' Chase - 6/4 into 1/1

Bob Olinger is a horse that is held in very high regard off the back of his career to date and now going over fences this term, the world is his oyster.

Back in November 2019 the five year old won an Irish maiden at Turtulla by 15 lengths and was bought and given to De Bromhead off the back of it.

At Gowran Park in March 2020 he made his rules debut in a bumper and again showed clear talent to take the 2m2f event by 10 lengths, seeing off nice types for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott.

He was sent back to Gowran Park for his hurdles debut when him and Champion Bumper winner Ferny Hollow breezed away from the rest of the pack and he narrowly finished runner up behind the Cheveley Park horse.

He was then stepped up in trip at Navan in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f and he was an emphatic winner of the race beating a minor field by 14 lengths.

Last time out he was sent into the Grade One Lawlor Of Naas Novices' Hurdle and he breezed away from a good field to land the event by close to seven lengths.

He rounded off his season in total style when landing the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, seeing off the likes of Gailliard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame by close to eight lengths.

Throughout last season he showed speed and stamina and he retained that on his seasonal debut at Gowran Park when jumping a fence for the first time under rules and going on to win by close to seven lengths.

Given some time to brush up on his jumping he was seen for the first time since November on Sunday and went on to take the Grade Three Kildare Novice Chase.

His jumping was much sharper and although looking slightly in trouble turning for home his unlimited gears saw him pull away from the field to win by close to five lengths.

He keeps on improving and in better ground at the festival he should be even better, he is now even money to land the Turners' Novices' Chase from 6/4.

Alaphilippe - Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Final - 25/1 into 14/1

The final horse that has moved significantly in the betting for Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Final is the Fergal O'Brien trained Alaphilippe, who has been set the target of this race.

The eight year old was a very start staying hurdler last term moving over from France and winning three of his five outings, also including a narrow second.

He ended last term in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival and ran a respectable fifth behind some nice types.

Staying over timber this season, he had his first run of the year at Warwick on Saturday when fifth of seven in the Pertemps Qualifier.

He faded after leading two out, but having his first start in 10 months that was to be expected.

Punters have got behind the gelding and he is now 14/1 with most firms for the Pertemps Final from 25/1.

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing