Big Bucks On Target For Fourth World Hurdle Title

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Tagged under: 3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle 3m (Grade1)

Following his 14th consecutive win over hurdles including eight Grade One wins, Big Bucks is now available at best odds of 8/13 to win the World Hurdle at next year's Cheltenham Festival.

Sponsors Ladbrokes who are alone in already offering non runner no bet on the World Hurdle , originally offered odds of 4/6 on the Paul Nicholl's trained equine superstar following his easy win in Saturdays Long Walk Hurdle but have now cut the odds to 4/7 leaving Sportingbet as the only bookmaker in offering the best odds currently of 8/13.

The Racing Post led a debate over the weekend about whether Ladbrokes 4/6 offer represented a fantastic opportunity to "buy money" with the majority of punters seeming to agree that it did.

Certainly Big Bucks looks certain to start long odds on and is very likely to be the banker of the meeting for most Cheltenham Festival punters with Ruby Walsh on board yet again.

Whilst opposition to Big Bucks for the World Hurdle or any other race for that matter is currently quite hard to find , Oscar Whisky may be the horse to give him most to do at Cheltenham in March. Oscar Whisky is available at odds of 8/1 with most bookies for the World Hurdle and trainer Dai Walters is keen to take on Big Bucks.

Oscar Whisky came back to form with a win in the Grade 2 Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham nine days ago and is described by his trainer as "definitley a three miler".Oscar Whisky will run at Cheltenham on New Years Day and then head to Ffos Las for the Welsh Champion Hurdle and it is likely that a decision on his Cheltenham Festival target will not be taken until after that.

With Big Bucks now confirmed as heading directly to the 2012 Cheltenham Festival without another race it is virtually impossible to back any other horse against him with so many doubts about running plans.

Anyone who has 4/6 about Big Bucks with a run can afford to feel very pleased with themselves and the Festival can't come soon enough.

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