Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mullins Aiming for Fever Experience

Willie Mullins is aiming star jumper Champagne Fever at the William Hill King George VI Chase, but it could be a learning curve for the second-season chaser. Champagne Fever is currently 3-1 second-favourite with William Hill (Silviniaco Conti is 5-2 favourite), but Ireland’s top trainer Mullins thinks Champagne Fever could use the experience and it will help the yard to know what to do for next year’s race. Mullins also said he doesn’t send Champagne Fever to the King George with the same confidence as Florida Pearl (winner of the race in 2001), however he is hopeful of a good performance.

 

“Silviniaco Conti could strengthen for Boxing Day after Willie’s comments,” said firm spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke at the William Hill Winter Festival stable visit. “It certainly seemed as though he was more hopeful than confident with Champagne Fever – and that might have an impact on the betting market.”

Meanwhile star hurdler Faugheen, has been priced up in a match bet for the Christmas Hurdle by William Hill. While there is some doubt over The New One’s participation, William Hill have offered a no-race, no-bet match. Faugheen is 8-11 to get the better of the New One  (Even-Money), if the pair face-off at the William Hill Winter Festival.

William Hill King George VI Chase: 5-2 Silviniaco Conti, 3-1 Champagne Fever, 7-1 Al Ferof, 8-1 Menorah, 10-1 Cue Card, Dynaste, 12-1 Simonsig, 20-1 Road To Riches, 25-1 Eduard, Johns Spirit, Ma Filleule, Wishfull Thinking, 33-1 Ballycasey, Boston Bob, Holywell, Smad Place, Taquin Du Seuil, 40-1 Fox Appeal, Vukovar, Wonderful Charm, 50-1 Double Ross, The Giant Bolster, Theatre Guide, 66-1 Corrin Wood, 100-1 Annacotty (Each-Way 1/4 Odds Places 1,2,3)

To Win 2014 William Hill King George VI Chase & 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 18-1 Champagne Fever, Silviniaco Conti, 50-1 Simonsig, 66-1 Al Ferof, Cue Card, Holywell, 80-1 Menorah, Road To Riches, 100-1 Boston Bob, Dynaste, 125-1 Smad Place, 150-1 Ma Filleule (Win Only, Singles Only)

Christmas Hurdle Match Bet: 8/11 Faugheen vs Evens The New One (bets void if both/either do not run).

WILLIAM HILL BETNATION STATISTICS ON THE WILLIAM HILL KING GEORGE

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VALUE OF BETS PLACED ON THE 2014 WILLIAM HILL KING GEORGE VI CHASE (ALL OTHER SELECTIONS ACCOUNT FOR LESS THAN 0.5%

 

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NUMBER OF BETS PLACED ON THE 2014 WILLIAM HILL KING GEORGE VI CHASE (ALL OTHER SELECTIONS ACCOUNT FOR LESS THAN 0.5%)

 

 

REGIONAL STATISTICS – NUMBER OF BETS PLACED

 

*All other horses attracting less than 0.5% are not listed*

 

Greater London: 22% Silviniaco Conti, 18% Simonsig, 13% Champagne Fever, 11% Dynaste, 9% Captain Chris, 7% Cue Card, 2% Menorah, 2% Al Ferof, 2% Ma Filleule, 1% Wishfull Thinking, 1% Johns Spirit

 

South West: 26% Silviniaco Conti, 18% Simonsig, 12% Champagne Fever, 10% Dynaste, 8% Cue Card, 7% Al Ferof, 3% Ma Filleule, 2% Menorah, 1% Captain Chris, 1% Johns Spirit, 1% Road To Riches, 1% Wishfull Thinking

 

Northern Ireland: 30% Silviniaco Conti, 20% Simonsig, 13% Champagne Fever, 10% Al Ferof, 6% Dynaste, 6% Menorah, 4% Cue Card, 2% Boston Bob, 2% Ma Filleule, 1% Djakadam, 1% Eduard, 1% Present View

 

West Midlands: 47% Silviniaco Conti, 9% Champagne Fever, 9% Dynaste, 9% Simonsig, 6% Cue Card, 4% Al Ferof, 2% Ma Filleule, 2% Menorah, 1% Boston Bob, 1% Road To Riches

 

North West: 30% Silviniaco Conti, 27% Champagne Fever, 14% Simonsig, 9% Dynaste, 4% Al Ferof, 4% Cue Card, 1% Menorah

 

North East: 25% Silviniaco Conti, 18% Simonsig, 16% Dynaste, 11% Champagne Fever, 8% Cue Card, 6% Al Ferof, 1% Menorah, 1% Captain Chris, 1% Ballycasey, 1% Boston Bob

 

East Midlands: 26% Silviniaco Conti, 23% Simonsig, 17% Champagne Fever, 13% Dynaste, 5% Cue Card, 2% Menorah, 2% Ma Filleule, 2% Al Ferof, 2% Johns Spirit

 

Scotland: 30% Silviniaco Conti, 16% Simonsig, 12% Dynaste, 9% Champagne Fever, 5% Menorah, 4% Cue Card, 2% Ma Filleule, 2% Al Ferof, 1% Road To Riches, 1% Boston Bob, 1% Djakadam

 

South East: 18% Champagne Fever, 17% Silviniaco Conti, 17% Simonsig, 9% Dynaste, 6% Cue Card, 5% Al Ferof, 4% Menorah, 3% Ma Filleule, 1% Taquin Du Seuil, 1% Smad Place, 1% Road To Riches, 1% Holywell, 1% Wishfull Thinking, 1% Present View, 1% Boston Bob, 1% Captain Chris, 1% Bobs Worth

 

Wales: 29% Silviniaco Conti, 24% Simonsig, 16% Champagne Fever, 9% Dynaste, 4% Al Ferof, 4% Cue Card, 3% Ma Filleule, 3% Menorah, 1% Boston Bob, 1% Captain Chris

 

REGIONAL STATISTICS – VALUE OF BETS PLACED

 

Greater London: 22% Champagne Fever, 20% Simonsig, 17% Silviniaco Conti, 15% Dynaste, 8% Cue Card, 7% Al Ferof, 2% Ma Filleule, 1% Johns Spirit

 

South West: 27% Silviniaco Conti, 21% Dynaste, 18% Champagne Fever, 10% Simonsig, 8% Cue Card, 2% Captain Chris, 1% Ma Filleule, 1% Al Ferof, 1% Taquin Du Seuil, 1% Menorah

 

Northern Ireland: 39% Champagne Fever, 24% Al Ferof, 8% Eduard, 8% Silviniaco Conti, 5% Menorah, 4% Simonsig, 3% Dynaste, 3% Cue Card

 

West Midlands: 25% Simonsig, 21% Silviniaco Conti, 14% Dynaste, 8% Cue Card, 7% Champagne Fever, 4% Al Ferof, 4% Menorah, 3% Ma Filleule, 1% Taquin Du Seuil, 1% Present View

 

North West: 33% Simonsig, 21% Silviniaco Conti, 18% Cue Card, 10% Dynaste, 9% Champagne Fever, 3% Al Ferof

 

North East: 42% Simonsig, 27% Silviniaco Conti, 12% Dynaste, 7% Champagne Fever, 2% Al Ferof, 2% Cue Card

 

East Midlands: 28% Silviniaco Conti, 22% Champagne Fever, 18% Simonsig, 14% Dynaste, 7% Cue Card, 4% Menorah, 1% Al Ferof, 1% Ma Filleule

 

Scotland: 46% Silviniaco Conti, 15% Dynaste, 14% Simonsig, 8% Champagne Fever, 7% Cue Card, 2% Menorah

 

South East: 24% Champagne Fever, 14% Cue Card, 13% Simonsig, 13% Silviniaco Conti, 9% Dynaste, 8% Ma Filleule, 7% Al Ferof, 5% Menorah

 

Wales: 47% Champagne Fever, 22% Silviniaco Conti, 10% Dynaste, 8% Simonsig, 3% Al Ferof, 3% Cue Card, 2% Menorah

 

 

Statistics for individual towns and cities are available upon request.

 

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