A BIG PAYDAY TO COME?
Willie Mullins is eyeing up a monster £325,000 payday on the second day of Cheltenham Festival.
The Irish trainer – the most successful in Festival history – saddles four huge chances today and could pocket a small fortune in the process.
In the 1.20, Gaillard Du Mesnil is now just 2-1 to claim the £52,753 first-place prize.
The banker of the day is the unstoppable Monkfish, who is just 1-3 to land the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at 1.55.
Victory there will secure the whopping £73,854 first-place prize.
Paul Townend is the jockey tasked with landing the Queen Mother Champion Chase aboard Everyone For Himself at 3.05 – the winner collects £168,810 there.
Mullins can enjoy a couple of races off then before the Champion Bumper at 4.50.
And he has two huge chances of the £31,652 winner’s cheque in that race.
Kilcruit leads the betting as 6-4 favourite, but Mullins’ other runner, Sir Gerhard, is close in behind at just 2-1.