Quevega favourite for World Hurdle

Tue 18th Dec 2012, 13:10

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Quevega has been installed as the new favourite for the World Hurdle following the news that Big Buck's will miss the rest of the season.

Willie Mullins' star mare has won the Mares hurdle at Cheltenham for the past four seasons.

Paddy Power said this morning: "It's been a bit tricky pricing these markets as Willie Mullins probably won't make a decision about Quevega's target for a while and possibly not until the five-day stages.

"So punters can back her with a run for the David Nicholson, while the rest of the prices in that market are without Quevega."

World Hurdle

Paddy Power bet: 3 Quevega, 5 Oscar Whisky, 6 Zaidpour, 7 Smad Place, Rite Of Passage, 8 Peddlers Cross, Grands Crus, 10 Voler La Vedette, Tidal Bay, 12 Get Me Out Of Here, Trustan Times, 14 Thousand Stars, Bears Affair, 16 Monksland, Cape Tribulation, 20 bar

OLBG David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle (without Quevega)

Paddy Power bet: 1-3 Quevega (with a run), 11-4 Kentford Grey Lady, 7-2 Une Artiste, Voler La Vedette, 4 Tarla, 6 Knockfierna, 8 Missunited, Swincombe Flame, 10 Shop Dj, 12 Kells Belle, Alasi, 14 Tempest River, 16 bar

Hickey elected Senior Steward

The Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee and the Turf Club have announced a number of changes to Stewards which take effect from today.