- CORAL - 10/1 Derby to beat Burton
- PADDY POWER - 4/1 Rangers to beat Kilmarnock
- PADDY POWER - 8/1 Spurs to beat Liverpool
- PADDY POWER - 10/1 Liverpool to beat Spurs
- BETFAIR - 8/1 Spurs win or 10/1 Liverpool win
- CORAL - 10/1 Spurs to beat Liverpool
- PADDY POWER - 10/1 Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal ALL win
- PADDY POWER - 16/1 Juventus, Man Utd, Real & Atletico ALL win
- BETFAIR - 5/1 Arsenal to beat Watford
- PADDY POWER - 5/1 Man Utd to beat Hull
- BETFAIR - 5/1 Man Utd to beat Hull
- PADDY POWER - 6/1 Newcastle to beat Brighton
- BETFAIR - 6/1 Newcastle to beat Brighton
- BETFAIR - 8/1 West Brom win or 10/1 Middlesbrough win
- PADDY POWER - 4/1 Man City to beat West Ham
- BETFAIR - 4/1 Man City to beat West Ham
- BETFAIR - 4/1 Barcelona to beat Athletic Bilbao
- Live In-Play - The Barclays
- Live In-Play - Made In Denmark
- WATCH LIVE SPORT at BET365
- Next Hull Manager - Latest Odds
- PADDY POWER - 6/1 Djokovic to win US Open
- PADDY POWER - 12/1 Murray to win US Open
- BETFAIR - 6/1 Djokovic to win US Open
- BETFAIR - 12/1 Murray to win US Open
Hurricane Fly odds on to win Istrabraq Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown
The Leopardstown Christmas Meeting ends on Saturday and they've left the best till last with the Grade 1 Istabraq Festival Hurdle the highlight. Named after the three time Champion Hurdler, it's the 2011 Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly who dominates the betting. Run over two miles, this is an important Champion Hurdle trial, former winners including Brave Inca and Sublimity. Course and distance winner Hurricane Fly is an odds on 1/3 favourite with bookmaker Paddy Power and a convincing performance on Saturday is likely to see him clipped in at the head of the 2013 Champion Hurdle market.
The eight year old is currently joint 5/1 favourite for the Champion Hurdle next March alongside the Nicky Henderson trained Darlan who won so well at Kempton on Boxing Day in the Christmas Hurdle. Willie Mullins trains the Montjeu gelding who won on his seasonal reappearance at Punchestown last month, landing the Grade 1 Morgiana Hurdle by twelve lengths from Captain Cee Bee (25/1). The eight year old has won fourteen of his seventeen starts over hurdles and has had his colours lowered just the once in his last ten starts. That defeat came in last season's Champion Hurdle when an off colour Hurricane Fly could only finish third behind Rock On Ruby. He bounced back in fine style when landing the Grade 1 Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown last Spring and his win on debut this season suggests he's still Ireland's best two mile hurdler. He's officially rated ten pounds higher than his closest rival and stable mate Thousand Stars and it's difficult to see him getting beat at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Last year's winner was the mare Unaccompanied who is trained by Dermot Weld and available to back in this year's race at odds of 4/1 in the betting with Paddy Power. The dual campaigner is only five years old and has won Grade 1 races over hurdles and also Listed races on the flat. In fact, Saturday will be her first run over hurdles this season having run four times on the flat over the Summer, finishing fourth in a modest handicap here at Leopardstown last time out in November. She won this race last year beating Thousand Stars by one and a half lengths but that wasn't the strongest of renewals. She has 39 lengths to find on Hurricane Fly based on the last time they met and although the 2011 Triumph Hurdle runner up will be getting a seven pund weight allowance on Saturday she has 18 lbs to make up based on official ratings so has plenty to find on Hurricane Fly.
The aforementioned Thousand Stars is 8/1 and it's starting to look like his best years are behind him. The eight year old has won at Grade 1 level and also won twice in France over the summer. However, he was beaten ten lengths and eigth and a half lengths the last two times he faced his stable mate Thousand Stars and he has ten pounds to find on the favourite according to the official ratings.
Next in the betting is former Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Captain Cee Bee, whilst the outsider of the field of five is 100/1 chance Tilabay whose not been seen on the racecourse for 804 days over jumps. It would be a huge surprise if Hurricane Fly was to not win this and enhance his claims of regaining the Champion Hurdle next March.
2012 Istabraq Festival Hurdle Odds
1/3 Hurricane Fly
8/1 Thousand Stars
25/1 Captain Cee Bee
Odds supplied by PaddyPower.com, with best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing.
Archive - Previous 5 Horse-racing Articles
Back In Focus heads betting for Fort Leney Novice Chase
Dedigout Second Favourite At Leopardstown
Lexus Chase Betting Preview Flemenstar bids to sparkle at Leopardstown
Sir Des Champs Will Relish The Step Up To Three Miles
Sizing Europe odds on to land Paddy Power Dial A Bet Chase
Big Zeb Looks For Three In A Row In This Race
Jezki heads betting in Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown
Waaheb And Sizing Rio Hoping To Keep Up Unbeaten Runs
2012 King George VI Chase Tips Kauto Stone can emulate brother to score for Nicholls
The Giant Bolster Well Priced To Get A Place
Paddy Power are offering new clients £30 in free bets. To claim this offer - create a new account, deposit and place an initial bet of £10 and Paddy Power will provide you with £30 in free bets.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet
Open a new account with the bookmaker Ladbrokes and you can claim a £50 free bet - new customers only though. Ladbrokes will match your first bet with a free bet to the same stake - up to a maximum of £50.
Open Account - £50 Free Bet
Bet365 are offering all new clients a £200 signup bonus offer. Once registered, Bet365 will match your first deposit with a bonus to the same value, up to a maximum of £200.
Open Account - £200 Sign Up Offer
If your new to the bookmaker Coral, you can claim up to £30 in free bets. Register, deposit and place an initial bet of £10. Coral will then give you £30 in free bets. Visit Coral for full details.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet
Open an account with online bookmaker Bet Victor and get £60 in free bets. Bet Victor will match your first bet with a free bet to the same value, up to a maximum of £30, plus up to £30 in Casino bonuses.
Open Account - £60 Free Bet
Skybet are offering an impressive £20 in free bets to new customers. Place an initial bet of just £5 and Skybet will provide you with £20 free bets.
Open Account - £20 Free Bet
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers