STAR SPORTS NEWS: GB given six win head start at Cheltenham

Star Sports are giving Great Britain a six-winner head start in the battle for The Prestbury Cup in their new handicap market.  Great Britain and Ireland go head-to-head for the most winners at the Cheltenham Festival next week. With last year’s tally standing at 17–10 in Ireland’s favour, GB will be keen to reclaim the bragging rights.

But the Irish will be sending over a very strong team of horses this year and Star Sports have decided that the +6 handicap for GB levels the battle up.

The handicap market is available at Star Sports latest prices:

? Great Britain (+6)
? Ireland (-6)  
? Tie

Luke Tarr, Head of PR at Star Sports, said: “We all know that the Irish have a strong hand to play at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, and with a Willie Mullins expected to dominate once again we’ve recognised this with a -6 handicap for the Emerald Isle.”