GREAT NAME THE SPONSORS CHOICE IN EASTER CUP

Ian Fortune

Following his brilliant display on Saturday night, sponsors Ladbrokes have promoted Great Name That to favouritism for the Easter Cup.

Liam Dowling’s powerful galloper posted a rapid 29.53 in tough conditions to set the standard and he is now a 6-1 chance to claim the trophy on March 13th.

Dowling has a particularly strong hand with five of the top ten in the betting representing his Ballymac outfit. Ballymac Ariel is a 7-1 chance, while Ballymac Kingdom and Ballymac Wild are both at 10-1. Ballymac Cooper is available at 12-1. 

Newinn Session looked certain to come on for his opening round victory and he is the shortest of the non-Dowling trained runners. The Graham Holland trained star is a 7-1 chance, just ahead of his kennel companion Native Maestro who is an 8-1 chance alongside the Pat Buckley trained Knocknaboul Syd.

Billys Diva and Epic Hero are on the 10-1 mark, while Glengar Bale is the only other runner under the 20-1 mark at 12-1.

Great Name That             6-1

Ballymac Ariel                   7-1

Newinn Session               7-1

Knocknaboul Syd             8-1

Native Maestro                  8-1

Ballymac Kingdom          10-1

Ballymac Wild                   10-1

Billys Diva                           10-1

Epic Hero                            10-1

Ballymac Cooper              12-1

Glengar Bale                      12-1

Auxerre                               20-1

Amazing Champ               25-1

Boylesportsbingo            33-1

Golden Tiger                     33-1

Newinn Sheedy                 33-1

Sweep The Yard               40-1

Beach Avenue                   66-1

Glenlara Mac                     66-1

Hello Mikey                       66-1

Minglers Popeye             66-1

Pierno                                  66-1

Drumdoit Bermuda         100-1

Monbeg Zinzan                100-1