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2016 Cheltenham Festival – Top Trainer Betting: Another market that has become ever popular in the build-up and even during the 4-day Cheltenham Festival is which trainer will end up with the most winners?

The powerful Nicky Henderson team have fired in a staggering 53 Cheltenham Festival winners over the years and ended up at top trainer 9 times since 1980. With that in mind it’s no wonder Nicky Henderson will be popular in the betting at a value-looking 20/1 with 888Sport.

However, Henderson doesn’t quite have the ammo he normally has heading into the 2016 Cheltenham Festival with not too many so-called ‘bankers’ to rely on like in previous years, so, therefore, it’s easy to see why Willie Mullins, who has been the top trainer at the Cheltenham Festival for the past three years, is heavily odds-on around 1/14 with Bet365. Mullins won a staggering 8 Cheltenham Festival races in 2015. Mullins winners in 2015 were Douvan, Un De Sceaux, Faugheen, Don Poli, Vautour, Glens Melody, Wicklow Brave and Kilultagh Vic.

He’s, once again, got a strong hand as we head in to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival and he’ll be hoping to land the Gold Cup for the first time – with Don Poli and last year’s runner-up, Djakadam, looking to have big chances.

Paul Nicholls has had 37 Festival successes and might put up the best challenge to Mullins – he will be looking for his sixth top trainers’ title, but his last one did come back in 2009 – he’s around 25/1 in the betting with Paddy Power.

Jonjo O’Neill took the honours in 2003, but he’s a massive 100/1 with Paddy Power to do so again, while Gordon Elliot might not be the worst shout in the world at around 16/1 with Skybet.


Winners Of The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award

2015 Willie Mullins IRE (8)
2014 Willie Mullins IRE (4)
2013 Willie Mullins IRE (5)
2012 Nicky Henderson (7)
2011 Willie Mullins IRE (4)
2010 Nicky Henderson (3)
2009 Paul Nicholls (5)
2008 Paul Nicholls (3)
2007 Paul Nicholls (4)
2006 Paul Nicholls (3)
2005 Howard Johnson (3)
2004 Paul Nicholls (4)
2003 Jonjo O’Neill (3)
2002 Martin Pipe (3)
2001 Cancelled
2000 Nicky Henderson (4)
1999 Paul Nicholls (3)


The most successful current trainers at The Cheltenham Festival

53 Nicky Henderson
41 Willie Mullins
37 Paul Nicholls
25 Jonjo O'Neill
18 Philip Hobbs
18 Edward O'Grady
15 Nigel Twiston-Davies
15 Alan King
13 David Pipe

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