Good Cheltenham Festival prep races for Min and Footpad - 7/2/2018 Update

All eyes were on Leopardstown at the weekend, with the Dublin Racing Festival hosting a total of seven Grade One races over the two days. Many of the horses on show were putting their Cheltenham Festival credentials on the line before making their way over to Cheltenham next month.

Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful Min was a 5/1 shot for March before slamming Simply Ned by 12 lengths and is now trading at just 5/2 behind the hot favourite Altior (5/4).

Footpad was also an impressive winner of the Irish Arkle Novice Chase beating rival Petit Mouchoir by five lengths. The markets reacted by making Footpad no bigger than 11/10 for the English version with Petit Mouchoir coming in second best at 6/1.

Faugheen was back in action in the Irish Champion Hurdle but had to settle for second place after a protracted battle with Supasundae. Jessica Harrington’s charge will remain in the Stayers Hurdle where he is the new 3/1 favourite whilst Faugheen (6/1) will still be targeting the Champion Hurdle and trying to upset the impressive Buveur D’air (1/2).