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Bookies dodged bullet on day one of Cheltenham Festival

Benie Des Dieux (credit:)

Day one of the Cheltenham Festival went in favour of the bookmakers, with favourites failing to fire across the card.

It looked like punters were going to have a promising day when Willie Mullins kicked off proceedings with a double, but things quickly turned sour for them.

Espoir D’Allen, a 16/1 shot with Ladbrokes, landed the Champion Hurdle, and the biggest bullet was dodged in the Mares’ Hurdle.

Benie Des Dieux fell at the last to evoke memories of Annie Power back in 2015, and while punters bemoaned the fall the bookies were able to breath a big sigh of relief.

“We have dodged a real bullet, particularly in the Mares’ Hurdle where Benie Des Dieux replicated Annie Power’s dramatic fall in 2015,” Ladbrokes’ Nicola McGeady told Bettingpro.com.

“The result has saved the industry millions of pounds, but it is only day one, so we won’t be counting our chickens yet.”

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Bookies dodged bullet on day one of Cheltenham Festival

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