A stream of bets on the 3m2f race has seen it cut to 2nd favourite to be scrapped

It appears the Kim Muir Handicap Chase could be the one to make way for the new Mares Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, as the bookie offering odds has cut the race from 7/1 to 9/4.

The Novice Handicap Chase has drifted but remains the 6/4 favourite whilst the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is third in the market at 11/4.

98% of bets on the market have been on the Amatuer riders’ race, which was won by Derek O’Connor for Ted Walsh on board Any Second Now.

Oddschecker spokesman, Callum Wilson: “It appears the amateur riders might have one less shot at a festival winner in 2021 as the betting trends suggest the Kim Muir is the one that will be scrapped.

“The proportion of money going on the market makes you think that the punters might just know something.”