Hurricane Fly will be flying the flag for the Irish on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival as he bids for a hat-trick of Champion Hurdle crowns, but Paddy Power have certainly gone CheltMental in their latest superb offer, as for new account holders they can bag the gargantuan price of 8/1 about The New One lowering the colours of the Willie Mullins-trained superstar and land the prize for Nigel Twiston-Davies.
The Naunton inmate was sublime when storming to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle 12 months ago and he has looked every bit a Champion Hurdle horse since making the transition out of the novice sphere and the six-year-old has magnificent credentials to land back-to-back festival victories.
He may have blotted his copybook when being beaten by My Tent Or Yours in the Christmas Hurdle on Boxing Day, but showed when easing to a six-length win in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham that he oozes class around the undulations of Prestbury Park and the CheltMental special of 8/1 is an astonishing offer by the Irish firm.
A superb field will line up against The New One with the Irish certainly unleashing a strong battalion on the Grade One prize with the aforementioned Hurricane Fly being joined by Emerald Isle contender Our Conor and Jezki, whilst My Tent Or Yours will be another who Paddy Power will feel can lower the colours of The New One, so they will not want to be seeing Sam Twiston-Davies in contention as they battle it out up the energy-sapping hill.
This offer is available to new customers through the advert below and the maximum bet is £10. Punters will need to take the normal odds on offer for The New One on the site and if he wins the Champion Hurdle, Paddy Power will pay the extra winnings directly into your new account.