Sports Betting News: Galopin Des Champs Sparkles at Leopardstown

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Sports Betting News: Galopin Des Champs Sparkles at Leopardstown

Horse racing fans have been treated to some stellar performances over the festive period – some of which will be useful pointers for the 2024 Cheltenham Festival. 
The betting markets for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Triumph Hurdle and Stayers’ Hurdle all received a shake-up following races at Leopardstown and Kempton. 

Read on as we look at some of the horses who have showcased their Cheltenham credentials over the past few days, starting with the 2023 Gold Cup winner. 


  • Galopin Des Champs romps home in Ireland.
  • Henderson eyeing another Triumph Hurdle win.
  • Irish Point boosts Elliott’s hand in the Stayers’ Hurdle.

Galopin Des Champs Shines in the Savills

Galopin Des Champs was slashed in the betting for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after producing a stunning display in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown. 
The seven-year-old finished 23 lengths ahead of Gerri Colombe under jockey Paul Townend - a result which sparked a flurry of activity on horse racing betting sites
Willie Mullins’ charge is now a best-priced 11/8 to win the Gold Cup for the second successive year and it will be a major surprise if he fails to get the job done. 

Sir Gino Stakes Triumph Hurdle Claims 

Trainer Nick Henderson has another live Triumph Hurdle contender on his hands after French import Sir Gino hacked up on his British debut at Kempton. 
The horse put in a few sketchy jumps during the race, but produced a fine turn of foot to quickly put the race to bed once jockey Nico de Boinville eased him to the front. 
Several new betting sites cut Sir Gino’s odds from 10/1 to 8/1 for the Triumph and he could easily become Henderson’s eight winner in the race. 

Irish Point is a Stayer on the Rise

Irish Point showcased his Stayers’ Hurdle credentials with a comfortable victory in the Jack de Bromhead Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown. 
The well-backed Evens favourite romped to an 11-length victory against a high-class field and looks destined for bigger and better things. 
The horse is now 4/1 joint-favourite with stablemate Teahupoo for the Stayers’ Hurdle, giving trainer Gordon Elliott an extremely strong hand in the race. 

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