Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hennessy Betting Shake Up As Coneygree Misses Out

Saphir Du Rheu is the new 3-1 favourite with William Hill (from 7-2) for the Hennessy Gold Cup after the news that Coneygree will miss the race. Coneygree had been the 10-3 favourite, but will now skip Newbury and head for one of the key races at Christmas time.

Coneygree is now the 7-4 favourite for the Lexus Chase (first show), while he could still be supplemented for the William Hill King George VI Chase for which he is a 6-1 chance with the sponsor.

“Coneygree skipping the Hennessy has shaken up the betting market and it’s been good for turnover. We’re laying plenty of horses but punters are particularly keen on Fingal Bay and The Young Master,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Fingal Bay is 16-1 from 25-1 since the news that Coneygree was out of the race, while The Young Master was initially trimmed to 12-1 from 14-1 , but is now just 10-1 to win Newbury’s big race.

Elsewhere, Wicklow Brave is now 5-2 joint-favourite for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle from 3-1.



Hennessy Gold Cup: 3-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 6-1 Bobs Worth, Smad Place, 10-1 If In Doubt, The Druids Nephew, The Young Master, Valseur Lido, 14-1 Houblon Des Obeaux, 16-1 Fingal Bay, Ned Stark, 25-1 Ballycasey, Fox Appeal, 33-1 First Lieutenant, Splash Of Ginge, The Giant Bolster, Theatre Guide, Urano, 40-1 Benbens, 50-1 Al Co, 66-1 Cloudy Too, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4) 

Fighting Fifth Hurdle: 5-2 Irving, Wicklow Brave, 3-1 Arctic Fire, 7-1 Beltor, Hargam, 8-1 Identity Thief, 10-1 Top Notch, 12-1 Sign Of A Victory, 14-1 Purple Bay, 20-1 Intense Tango, 25-1 Commissioned, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Long Distance Hurdle: 2-1 Cole Harden, Whisper, 4-1 Thistlecrack, 8-1 Aqalim, Menorah, Wonderful Charm, 20-1 Dell’ Arca, 25-1 Deputy Dan, O’Faolains Boy, 50-1 Royal Boy, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 – If 8 or more runners this will revert to 1/5 Odds 1,2,3)

Tingle Creek Chase: 4-6 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Sprinter Sacre, Vibrato Valtat, 6-1 Simonsig, 14-1 Sire De Grugy, 20-1 Somersby, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Japan Cup: 3-1 Lovely Day, 11-2 Erupt, 6-1 Gold Ship, 8-1 Ito, Mikki Queen, 10-1 Nightflower, Shonan Pandora, 11-1 Sounds Of Earth, 12-1 Trip To Paris, 33-1 Hit The Target, 40-1 Last Impact, One And Only, 50-1 Admire Deus, Curren Mirotic, 100-1 Derby Fizz, Jungle Cruise, Pelusa, Shonan Bach, Super Moon, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)



To Win The 2015 William Hill King George VI Chase & 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 10-1 Vautour, 14-1 Don Cossack, 16-1 Coneygree, 25-1 Cue Card Christmas Hurdle: 4-7 Faugheen, 11-2 My Tent Or Yours, 7-1 The New One, 10-1 Irving, 25-1 All Yours, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

William Hill King George VI Chase: 5-2 Vautour, 7-2 Don Cossack, 9-2 Cue Card, 6-1 Coneygree (needs to be supplemented), 12-1 Ptit Zig, Saphir Du Rheu, Silviniaco Conti, 16-1 Road To Riches, 20-1 Djakadam, 25-1 Don Poli, Dynaste, Sir Des Champs, 33-1 AL Ferof, Apache Stronghold, Irish Cavalier, King’s Palace, Ma Filleule, Menorah, Shannon Rock, Simonsig, Smad Place, Valseur Lido, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Welsh Grand National: 10-1 Cogry, Heathfield, Sausalito Sunrise, 12-1 Kaki De La Pree, Shotgun Paddy, Upswing, 14-1 Emperor’s Choice, Hawkes Point, Knockanrawley, Salubrious, Sego Success, The Druids Nephew, The Last Samuri, The Young Master, Unioniste, 16-1 Benvolio, Black Thunder, Catching On, Houblon Des Obeaux, Masters Hill, Red Devil Lads, Rocky Creek, Vics Canvas, Wounded Warrior, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Lexus Chase: 7-4 Coneygree, 7-2 Road To Riches, 4-1 Djakadam, Don Poli, 10-1 Sir Des Champs, 16-1 Carlingford Lough, Foxrock, Valseur Lido, 20-1 Bobs Worth, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Vautour, 6-1 Coneygree, Don Cossack, 8-1 Don Poli,  10-1 Djakadam, 12-1 Cue Card, 14-1 Road To Riches, Saphir Du Rheu, 16-1 Valseur Lido, 25-1 Holywell, 33-1 Silviniaco Conti, Sir Des Champs, Vroum Vroum Mag, 50-1 O’Faolains Boy, Southfield Theatre, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)