Both Coral and Ladbrokes have cut Kicking King’s price for the Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival after he won at Punchestown this afternoon.
Tom Taaffe’s six-year-old took the Buy Your Punchestown Annual Members Badge Novice Chase by a distance from Houdunnit, justifying his starting price of 2-7 favourite.
Coral responded by trimming his price to 10-1 from 12-1 for the Festival race while he is also a 10-1 shot with Ladbrokes.
“He is a horse we’ve always liked and he looked very well today so we now go 10-1 from 16-1 for the Arkle,” said Ladbrokes’ Balthazar Fabricius.
Irish Independent Arkle Trophy betting:
Coral: 7-2 Thisthatandtother, 5-1 Caracciola, 10-1 Kicking King, 12-1 Le Duc, Central House, 14-1 Our Vic, Lilium De Cotte, Non So, 16-1 Chauvinist, Ned Kelly, L’Ange au Ciel, Polar Red, 20-1 Fota Island, Westender, Santenay, Bal De Nuit, 25-1 Atum Re, 33-1 bar.
Ladbrokes: 7-2 Thisthatandtother, 7-1 Caracciola, 10-2 Kicking King, 12-2 Central House, Our Vic, 14-1 Non So, 16-1 Le Duc, Ned Kelly, 20-1 Chauvinist, Polar Red, Westender, 25-1 Bal De Nuit, Fota Island, Glenhaven Nugget, L’Ange Au Ciel, Our Armageddon, Santenay, 33-1 bar.