Cheltenham Market Movers - 04/01/21

Supreme Novices' Hurdle - Metier - 40/1 into 7/1

Over the last week some of the Cheltenham betting markets have seen some huge movers take place off the back of some superb performances.

One of the biggest was the Harry Fry trained Metier who managed to land the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday by 12 lengths.

Having been a fair horse on the flat the gelding this term has won both his events over hurdles by a combined 22 lengths, with his win last time out sparking the Supreme Novices' Hurdle market into meltdown.

Although it was not the smartest race in the world, the manor in which he won the event was very taking and it saw him go from 40/1 into 7/1 for the Grade One event at the festival.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup - Run Wild Fred - 33/1 into 14/1

A more left fielded mover from the past week came from Punchestown on Thursday when the Beginners Chase over 3m1f saw two horses fight it out, both staying the trip really well.

Although Longhouse Poet for Martin Brassil landed the staying event, for Cheltenham backers it was Run Wild Fred back in second that caught the eye.

The Gordon Elliott trained runner is yet to get off the mark over fences this term having been switched from hurdles in October, but showed signs of big improvement last time out.

This has sparked punters to back the Giggingstown owned gelding from 33/1 into 14/1 for the Kim Muir Challenge Cup with the son of Shantou set to be given a nice handicap mark.

Gold Cup - Al Boum Photo - 5/1 into 7/2

The final mover from the week is the dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo who will be heading back to Prestbury Park in March in a bid to make history by landing the event for the third straight year.

He went to Tramore on New Year's day as the 2/7 favourite to land the race after his main opponent Monalee was pulled out of the race.

For the third straight year he won the race with ease which sparked the punters into backing him at 5/1 for the Gold Cup in March which saw his price quickly moved into 7/2.

He most likely not be seen again until Cheltenham with Mullins looking to land the hat-trick with the horse that suits this routine,