Betfair Super Saturday: Barry Orr on the Newbury betting

The money has come for Willie Mullins' Blazer to win the Betfair Hurdle
The money has come for Willie Mullins' Blazer to win the Betfair Hurdle

Betfair Spokesman Barry Orr takes a look at the big race odds ahead of Super Saturday at Newbury

The Betfair Hurdle
*Each Way 1-4 Odds 5 PLACES
7-2 Blazer
6-1 Modus
7-1 Sternrubin
8-1 War Sound
12-1 Starchitect, Affaire D'Honneur
14-1 Kalkir, Dicosimo
16-1 Forest Bihan, Zarib
20-1 Buiseness Sivola, Cheltenian, Mad Jack Mytton
25-1 bar

Blazer the smart pick for Betfair punters

The Betfair Hurdle has been a great betting heat with Dicosimo, Affaire D'Honneur, Starchitect and War Sound all coming in for significant support.

But it's last Saturdays winner, Blazer, that has us most concerned as punters have latched on to him, even when it appeared unlikely he would get a run.

Betfair customers have been backing the Willie Mullins-trained runner almost to the exclusion of everything else in recent days. With Barry Geraghty opting for him over Modus any doubt as to who will go off favourite in the race have dissipated.


Bullets should be firing for the Betfair Exchange Chase


Super Saturday is shaping up to be a fantastic day of National Hunt racing and with Paul Nicholls waxing lyrical about the rude health of reigning Champion Chaser, Dodging Bullets, 1-2 looks about right, especially when you factor in the uncertainty around the participation of potential opponents.

The Denman Chase is another fascinating contest and Splash Of Ginge, returning to the scene of his greatest victory, has already been supported at 14-1.

Newbury could be pivotal in Trainer battle


A fascinating sub-plot to the race is the Mullins verses Nicholls Trainers' Championship title battle. It won't be lost on either that the Betfair Hurdle is the richest handicap hurdle in the UK and a first place pay-out of over £88,000 would be very welcome by both sides.


The Betfair Hurdle
*Each Way 1-4 Odds 5 PLACES
7-2 Blazer
6-1 Modus
7-1 Sternrubin
8-1 War Sound
12-1 Starchitect, Affaire D'Honneur
14-1 Kalkir, Dicosimo
16-1 Forest Bihan, Zarib
20-1 Buiseness Sivola, Cheltenian, Mad Jack Mytton
25-1 bar


Top GB National Hunt Trainer

10-11 Paul Nicholls
11-10 Willie Mullins
16-1 Nicky Henderson

The Betfair Denman Chase
6-4 Rocky Creek
7-4 Ballynagour
3-1 Houblon Des Obeaux
12-1 The Giant Bolster, Bob Ford
14-1 Splash Of Ginge
66-1 Midnight Appeal

Betfair Exchange Chase
1-2 Dodging Bullets
9-2 Captain Conan
5-1 Top Gamble, L'Ami Serge
6-1 Josses Hill
10-1 Grey Gold
12-1 Willows Saviour
50-1 Un Beau Roman

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