Horse Racing

Silviniaco Storms To Head Of King George Betting

Silviniaco Conti is the favourite for the William Hill King George VI Chase after a tremendous display to land the Betfair Chase at Haydock.


The race sponsor William Hill trimmed Silviniaco Conti for the Kempton Boxing Day feature from 8-1 to 7-2 favourite, where he will bid to win the race back-to-back.


“Silviniaco Conti was a poor result for us, he was very well-backed and we’re facing a significant payout,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile, Silviniaco Conti was shortened to 7-1 favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup from 10-1.


William Hill King George VI Chase: 7-2 Silviniaco Conti, 5-1 Simonsig, 7-1 Champagne Fever, 8-1 Al Ferof, Menorah, 10-1 Road To Riches, 12-1 Dynaste, Holywell, 14-1 Cue Card, Smad Place, 16-1 Bobs Worth, Boston Bob, Johns Spirit, 20-1 Captain Chris, Don Cossack, Eduard, Wonderful Charm, 25-1 Ballycasey, Ballynagour, Ma Filleule, Rolling Aces, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Cheltenham Gold Cup: 7-1 Silviniaco Conti, 10-1 Bobs Worth, Holywell, Lord Windermere, Sir Des Champs, 12-1 Champagne Fever, 16-1 Cue Card, Menorah, Road To Riches, Simonsig, Smad Place, 20-1 Boston Bob, Dynaste, Shutthefrontdoor, 25-1 Djakadam, The Giant Bolster, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)