Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Prices Slashed On Super Sunday

In a day of shake-ups in the staying chase markets, there was drama at both Huntingdon and Punchestown.


At Huntingdon, Al Ferof landed the Peterborough Chase and is now 16-1 fom 40-1 for the William Hill King George VI Chase. Dan Skelton’s chaser has also been given a price of 10-1 with William Hill for the Ryanair Chase.


“This year’s King George could be one of the greatest of all time. There are so many quality horses who could potentially run at Kempton and it really whets the appetite for a Boxing Day feast of racing,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Over at Punchestown, Djakadam stole the show in the John Durkan Memorial Chase. Last season’s Gold Cup runner-up is 8-1 from 10-1 with William Hill to go one place better in 2016. Djakadam has been shortened for the Lexus to 5-2 second favourite from 4-1 and while it remains an unlikely option, he’s also 14-1 from 20-1 for the William Hill King George VI Chase.


Pont Alexandre and Yorkhill were also good winners at Punchestown. Yorkhill is now 6-1 from 8-1 to win any race at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, 10-1 from 14-1 for the Albert Bartlett and 10-1 from 14-1 for the Neptune. Pont Alexandre entered William Hill’s JLT and RSA markets at 14-1, but has already been trimmed for the JLT to 12-1.



William Hill King George VI Chase: 3-1 Don Cossack, Vautour, 9-2 Cue Card, 7-1 Coneygree (needs to be supplemented), 8-1Silviniaco Conti, Smad Place ‘With A Run’, 14-1 Djakadam, 16-1 Al Feorf, Don Poli, 25-1 Ptit Zig, Road To Riches, 33-1 Camping Ground, Dynaste, Irish Cavalier, Simonsig, Sir Des Champs, Valseur Lido, 40-1 Ma Filleule, Menorah, 50-1 Apache Stronghold, Clarcam, Southfield Theatre, 66-1 Annacotty, Ballynagour, O’Faolains Boy, Saint Palois, Shannon Rock, 200-1 Pindare, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Lexus Chase: 7-4 Coneygree, 5-2 Djakadam, 11-4 Don Poli, 7-2 Road To Riches, 10-1 Sir Des Champs, 16-1 Carlingford Lough, Valseur Lido, 20-1 Foxrock, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Vautour, 6-1 Coneygree, Don Cossack, 7-1 Don Poli, 8-1 Djakadam, 10-1 Smad Place, 12-1 Cue Card,14-1 Road To Riches, 25-1 Holywell, Valseur Lido, 33-1 Silviniaco Conti, Sir Des Champs, Vroum Vroum Mag, 50-1 O’Faolains Boy, Southfield Theatre, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


JLT: 8-1 Shaneshill, 12-1 Pont Alexandre, Sizing John, 16-1 Three Musketeers, 20-1 Volnay De Thaix, 25-1 Jollyallan, Minella Rocco, Outlander, Tell Us More, 33-1 Beat That, Black Hercules, Lieutenant Colonel, Parlour Games, Thomas Brown, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


RSA: 5-1 No More Heroes, 6-1 More Of That, 14-1 Martello Tower, Pont Alexandre, 16-1 Arpege D’Alene, Monksland, Native River, Outlander, 20-1 Vyta Du Roc, 25-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Black Hercules, Maximiser, Minella Rocco, Roi Des Francs, Seeyouatmidnight, Silsol, Tell Us More, Un Temps Pour Tout, Value At Risk, Vicente, 33-1 Blaklion, Thomas Brown, 40-1 Uranna,50-1 Flintham, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Ryanair Chase: 7-2 Vautour, 8-1 Ptit Zig, 10-1 Al Ferof, Smad Place, Sound Investment, 12-1 Gilgamboa, 14-1 King’s Palace, Ma Filleule, Vroum Vroum Mag, 16-1 Dynaste, Road To Riches, 20-1 Clarcam, 25-1 Apache Stronghold, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Neptune: 10-1 Moon Racer, Yorkhill, 12-1 Bellshill, Long Dog, Shantou Village, 14-1 American Tom, Buveur D’Air, 16-1Tombstone, Yanworth, 20-1 Disko, Falcon Crest, Nambour, 25-1 Wait For Me, 33-1 Bleu Et Rouge, Onefitzall, Penglai Pavilion, Stone Hard, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Albert Bartlett: 10-1 Yorkhill, 12-1 Bellshill, Long Dog, Shantou Village, 16-1 Nambour, 20-1 Ok Corral, 33-1 Stone Hard, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)