Sublimity has been backed to win the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. On his first run of the season in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle he was as big as a bull and finished in third place and no surprise there has been money for it in recent days.
Totesport has cut Sublimity and Khyber Kim for the Champion Hurdle and Supreme Novices Hurdle respectively following good support today. Sublimity is now 4/1 from 9/2 whilst Kyber Kim is the new joint favourite at 8/1 from 10.
Paul Petrie, totesport spokesman commented, "We have seen good money for both horses throughout the day and although both are prominent in the betting, punters obviously think they still represent good value."
The firm has also opened up betting for the Pierse Hurdle and make Do the Trick and Roman Villa the joint 6/1 favourites.
Smurfitt Kappa Champion Hurdle
4/1 Sublimity (from 9/2) 13/2 Harchibald, 7 Osana, Sizing Europe, 8 Katchit, 12 Straw Bear, 14 Al Eile, Aitmatov, 16 Jazz Messenger, 20 Black Jack Ketchum, Hardy Eustace 25/1 Bar
Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices Hurdle
8/1 Khyber Kim (from 10), Muirhead, 10 Cork All Star, 14 Whatyouthink, 16 Calgary Bay, 20 Forpadydeplasterer, Kalahari King, Majestic Concorde, 25 Captain Cee bee, Helens Vision, Jumbajukiba, Megans Joy, Pigeon Island, Snap Tie, Sophocles, Zebra Crossing, 33/1 Bar