Cheltenham Festival - Big Buck’s v Grand Crus in the World Hurdle

Last year it was Kauto Star v Denman in the Gold Cup, this year it seems to be Big Buck’s v Grand Crus in the World Hurdle and punters are being given the chance to put their money where their mouth is this afternoon

Big Buck’s and Grand Crus’ war at Prestbury Park has attracted plenty of attention in the build up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival and opinion is divided on who will come out on top when they battle it out in today's feature.

The mighty Big Buck’s has been odds-on for much of the year, but now Ladbrokes are happy to lay the horse at 5/4 on a day when they want to get Paul Nicholls’ legendary hurdler turned over.

It will be interesting to see if he goes any bigger than that and it’ll be intriguing to see whether Grand Crus’ price shortens on drifts in the lead up to the race.

David Pipe’s challenger is a whopping 4/1 with William Hill and punters will be looking to hammer that price off the boards as the leading bookies continue to lure in new customers with some fantastic offers.

Jockey Ruby Walsh will be back on Big Buck’s after missing the gelding’s first two victories this season and he can’t wait for the action to get underway: "He's got some engine. He's 10 from 10 over hurdles and I'm hoping he's still unbeaten after Thursday. He is a bit quirky. He doesn't like to be in front too long and he lugs to his left a bit. He is a bit of a strange horse, but he's an incredible racehorse.

"He has the pace to be ridden handy but also the ability to stay three miles over hurdles and the World Hurdle is a tough race. They don't go much slower than in the Champion Hurdle but you have to go for an extra mile.

"It looks a better World Hurdle than last year, but he is a bit special. He is a bit more straightforward as he has got a bit older and doesn't idle as much.

"Grands Crus put up a very good performance last time out, but I wonder, is he a bit ground dependant? He seemed to act really well in soft last time, but he looks a really relentless galloper and David Pipe seems really keen on his chances."

Recent Articles

  • Ladbrokes release new promotion code for 2015 - MAXCASH50

    Ladbrokes have released their new promotion code for 2015 - MAXCASH50. Joining Ladbrokes via using Ladbrokes promo code MAXCASH50 on the registration form will entitle you to a £50 free bet. Ladbrokes give readers the best new customer free bet offers, but we don't kno...

  • Bet365 Gold Cup Chase ante-post betting preview

    The end of season chasing finale at Sandown on Saturday is a mix of stayers that have seen better days; horses coming here as an after thought after failing to deliver the goods in the Grand National and other major events; or those who have had more than half an eye on this event all season And...

  • Ladbrokes free bet code - get a £25 free bet with Ladbrokes bonus code MAXCASH

    Punters looking to bet on sport can claim a £25 free bet from one trusted British bookmaker this week. Ladbrokes are offering new customers a £50 free bet when opening an account using bonus/promotion code MAXCASH. Customers must ensure they use the Ladbrokes to gain the biggest free bet offer w...

  • BetVictor £50 free bet offer for 2015

    You can claim £50 in free bets when you join BetVictor. Join BetVictor and start betting to claim your free bets. Make your first bet a single with a stake of £/€10 or greater and BetVictor will match it up to a maximum of £/€10, plus you'll get an extra £5 on Victor along with 10 free casino spins...

  • bet365 promo code for 2015 gets you a £200 free bet

    Join bet365 using bet365 promotion code MAXCASH and you can claim a £200 free bet. Using this bet365 link and entering bet365 bonus code MAXCASH on the registration form guarantees your free bet. And as well as claiming £200 free, bet365 customers can watch live streaming sport every...

  • Ladbrokes Free Bet - £25 free bet for new customers

    Claim a £25 free bet when you open an account with Ladbrokes using their promo code.Join Ladbrokes today and you can claim a £25 free bet when you use bonus code/promotion code MAXCASH.Customers must ensure they use this free bet code when opening an account - simply enter it when pr...

  • Ladbrokes promo code for 2015 is MAXCASH

    Use the current Ladbrokes free bet codes to claim free bets and free spins on Ladbrokes' sports, bingo, casino, poker and games platforms. Join Ladbrokes using bonus/promo code MAXCASH and you can claim a £25 free bet from the trusted British bookmaker. You can use your free&nbs...

  • bwin £30 free bet offer

    Claim a free bet from bwin throughout 2015! Join bwin via  and you can claim a £30 free bet. When you join bwin and place your first bet, your stake will be matched up to a maximum £20. This 100% welcome bonus will be applied to your new bwin account once you have registered&nbs...

  • SkyBet bonus 2015 - Bet £5 get £20 free

    Get a £20 free bet from Skybet. Open an account at Sky Bet and as a new customer, you can claim a £20 free bet when you bet just £5. Simply make your FIRST bet a single or each way bet of £5 or more on any sports market at odds of evens or above and you will receive a £20 free bet. In add...

More Stories


Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Cheltenham Festival - Big Buck’s v Grand Crus in the World Hurdle

It's Big Buck’s v Grand Crus in the World Hurdle this afternoon and punters are being given the chance to put their money where their mouth is.

Read more »

Join the oddspreview Community Today

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?

You Might Also Like