Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Prince Causes Christmas Upset

Prince Of Scars caused a right royal upset at Leopardstown as he won the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle. The Gordon Elliott-trained hurdler now receives a 16-1 quote for the World Hurdle from William Hill.

“Prince Of Scars has done the bookies a right royal favour. He was the best result in the race for us,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Earlier on the card, Zabana landed the Beginners Chase and is installed at 25-1 with William Hill for the JLT Novices’ Chase. 

JLT Novices’ Chase: 6-1 More Of That, Shaneshill, 10-1 Tea For Two, 12-1 Sizing John, 14-1 Pont Alexandre, 16-1 Black Hercules, Three Musketeers, 20-1 Volnay De Thaix, 25-1 Jollyallan, Outlander, Tell Us More, Zabana, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

World Hurdle: 5-2 Thistlecrack, 8-1 Cole Harden, 10-1 Annie Power, 12-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Vroum Vroum Mag, Windsor Park, 16-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Kilcooley, Martello Tower, Prince Of Scars, Saphir Du Rheu, Whisper, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)