Rachael Blackmore Makes Bold Claim Ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Rachael Blackmore Makes Bold Claim Ahead of Cheltenham Festival

In 2021, Rachael Blackmore became the very first female leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival. With an impressive 6 victories behind her from the coveted Festival alone, it was clear that we hadn’t seen the last of her.

All online bookmakers who are covering the Cheltenham Festival (and let’s face it, they all should be) are in for a real treat. This is especially the case as this celebrated jockey made a  bold claim ahead of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival.

Already Claiming Success

Aged just 32 and hailing from Killenaule, Ireland, Blackmore has had most of her success competing with Minella Times and Honeysuckle. It is the latter horse that is set to bring Blackmore success again this year, or so she claims.

Owned by Kenny Alexander, Honeysuckle and Rachael Blackmore seems to be back in business once more. The Irish jockey reportedly suggested that she and Honeysuckle will team up and become winners once again.

Is it Fighting Talk?

This bold claim has no doubt had a huge effect on all sports betting sites and land-based bookies. Here is a jockey who surprised us all last year, and is ready to do the same this year. Will we see a repeat of 2021s performance, or is this all fighting talk? Perhaps when the day dawns and if Blackmore is racing with Honeysuckle we may see a different outcome.

For now, Rachael Blackmore’s bold claim seems to be nothing but conjecture. Does she really know if she’ll get her hands on a trophy again? Only time will tell. However, it may be worth every bettor’s while placing a bet, just in case. We know for sure that Honeysuckle will be running, but we don’t know what place the horse will finish in.

A Bit of Fun and Games

Perhaps a bit of conjecture is also nothing but a bit of fun and games. We are slowly building up to the Cheltenham Festival. This year’s auspicious occasion is likely to have had bets placed on it even before 2021’s Festival was over. This is how serious it is taken. But how does this relate to Rachael Blackmore and her hopes for winning with Honeysuckle again? The fact is that it just helps to build up the excitement that surrounds this world-renowned and spectacular event.

Of course, there’s going to be a lot of talk surrounding who the winner will be. Rachael Blackmore does, of course, have her own ideas, but are they correct? Only time will tell.

Blackmore's Bold Claim

Anyone who is serious about the Cheltenham Festival may wish to use the free bets offered by their favourite online casino and sportsbooks. Choosing which horse to back using a bet that doesn’t cost anything can potentially make it even more lucrative for you. So is it worth betting on Honeysuckle? This horse has never let Blackmore, but her bold claim may not be enough. After all, the Irish jockey had a bit of a rough time at last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. This is not to say that she won’t win this year. However, we all know that when we fail to perform as well at something, it’s always in the back of our minds.

Let’s hope that anyone backing Blackmore and Honeysuckle will forget about this. Let’s also hope Blackmore and Honeysuckle do the same, after all, there’s a lot at stake.