Nick Henderson had seven winners at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival and that has seen him move ahead of Paul Nicholls in the National Hunt trainers' championship betting.
Following his seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival, Nicky Henderson is now 8-15 favourite with Coral
to win the National Hunt trainers' championship this season. Reigning title holder, Paul Nicholls, is eased to 11-8, after a week that saw Champion and World Hurdle wins for his team, but Gold Cup disappointment when Kauto Star was pulled-up.
Coral's David Stevens told Bettingpro:
"A magnificent seven Festival winners for the man from Seven Barrows has put him in pole position for the trainers' championship in our book, although Paul Nicholls enjoyed his own big race double at Cheltenham to end the week narrowly in front in the title race,
"There is plenty of prize money up for grabs before the season ends, in particular at Aintree next month, but Nicky Henderson appears to have the greater strength in depth just now and is favoured to take the crown from Ditcheat," added Stevens.
National Hunt Trainers’ Championship
8-15 N Henderson, 11-8 P Nicholls,
John Smith’s Grand National
8-1 Prince De Beauchene, 10-1 Junior, 12-1 Burton Port, 16-1 Ballabriggs, Treacle, West End Rocker, 20-1 Cappa Bleu, Chicago Grey, Giles Cross, On His Own, Seabass, Shakalakaboomboom, 25-1 Alfa Beat, Becauseicouldntsee, Calgary Bay, Neptune Collonges, Organisedconfusion, Planet Of Sound, Sunnyhillboy, The Midnight Club, 33-1 According To Pete, Always Right, Hold On Julio, Killyglen, Le Beau Bai, Quel Esprit, Quiscover Fontaine, State Of Play, Stewarts House, The Package, Uncle Junior, Vic Venturi, Weird Al, 40-1 Bar
2013 Champion Hurdle
5-1 Hurricane Fly, Rock On Ruby, 10-1 Simonsig, 12-1 Binocular, Grandouet, 14-1 Cinders And Ashes, 16-1 Zarkander, 20-1 Darlan, Overturn, 25-1 Countrywide Flame
2013 Champion Chase
Evs Sprinter Sacre, 6-1 Finian’s Rainbow, 7-1 Sizing Europe, 10-1 Cue Card
2013 Gold Cup
5-1 Bobs Worth, Sir Des Champs, 6-1 Long Run, 7-1 Synchronised, 12-1 First Lieutenant, 16-1 Grand Crus, 20-1 Flemenstar, The Giant Bolster