The Racing Post’s Ten to Follow competition gets underway on Saturday and as people are putting the finishing touches to their stables for the jumps seasons, Irish bookmakers Boylesports have decided to add another angle to the hotly fiercely contested competition.
They are offering punters and competitors the chance to bet on the Ten to Follow with a number of specials priced up on the horses who will earn the most points during the competition.
“The Ten-to-Follow competition is eagerly awaited each year so our offers are really a variation on a popular theme. It adds a dimension to the comp in that you can support your individual favourites whilst still giving yourself a chance of winning money on them collectively,” said Leon Blanche, Boylesports’ Head of PR.
He added: “All in all, it is something that we think people will like, particularly now that the jumping season is getting into full swing. The early indications are that it is a popular option.”
If you fancy Big Buck’s as the hurdler to earn you the biggest points haul this season, you can back the four time World Hurdle winner to do just that at odds of 4-6 favourite. His nearest opponents in the betting are the last two Champion Hurdlers with 2011 champion Hurricane Fly next best at 4-1 while reigning champion Rock On Ruby rates a 10-1 shot.
Sprinter Sacre is certain to be in many people’s stables at Boylesports make him favourite to be the top scoring chaser this season. Nicky Henderson’s star is 6-4 with Grands Crus, who could get the competition off to a flying start in the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday, at 7-1 along with leading Irish Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Sir Des Champs.