Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Silviniaco Top Punter Pick

William Hill have calculated all bets taken on the William Hill King George VI Chase and found that 27% of picks are for Silviniaco Conti, but Paul Nicholls’ 2013 winner of the race is level-pegging with Simonsig in the turnover taken on the entered horses.

 

Silviniaco Conti and Simonsig both account for 21% of the turnover on Kempton’s Boxing Day feature with the race sponsor’s.

 

Despite doubts about Nicky Henderson’s charge, he is also the second most popular selection in terms of number of bets placed, attracting 17% of all bets.

 

William Hill used their BetNation facility to find out the information; it’s a specially designed technology that calculates where bets are being placed. In the West Midlands, nearly half of all bets have been placed on Silviniaco Conti (47%) – the highest of any region – but the current 5-2 favourite tops every regional poll apart from the South East, where Champagne Fever is the most popular pick with 18% of the bets placed (Silviniaco Conti and Simonsig are joint-second with 17% in the region).

 

In four of the 10 regions, Champagne Fever attracted the biggest percentage of cash, with Silviniaco Conti and Simonsig each recording highest turnover in three of the 10 regions.

 

“The information shows that punters in different areas of the country have different opinions on the race. In Greater London, the South East, Wales and Northern Ireland, Champagne Fever has attracted the highest proportion of turnover. Compare this with the East Midlands, Scotland and the South West, where Silviniaco Conti has taken the biggest slice of the pie. Yet in the North West, North East and West Midlands, Simonsig has raked the most cash,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

 

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, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

 

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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