Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Banking On Henderson Hot Horse

William Hill are laying plenty of bets across both the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the Greatwood Hurdle, as Cheltenham’s Open Meeting approaches.
In the Greatwood Hurdle, Days Of Heaven is now 11-1 from 14-1 with William Hill. The progressive gelding races for Nicky Henderson who has sent out three winners with his first nine runners in November.
“Nicky Henderson is hitting form right in time for the Open Meeting and punters are very keen on Days Of Heaven in particular,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
The Rebecca Curtis-trained Irish Cavalier has been well-supported in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and William Hill have trimmed him to 10-1 from 12-1. The six year old won an intermediate chase at Newton Abbot on his seasonal return, after winning at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Meanwhile, Johns Spirit continues to be backed and is now 12-1 from 14-1, having initially been quoted at 20-1.
“There’s some good money for Irish Cavalier, while Johns Spirit is perhaps the most interesting mover in the market,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



Paddy Power Gold Cup: Irish Cavalier 10-1 from 12-1, Johns Spirit 12-1 from 14-1, Art Mauresque 12-1 from 14-1, Oscar Rock 12-1 from 14-1, Buywise 14-1 from 12-1

Greatwood Hurdle: Days Of Heaven 11-1 from 14-1, Mick Jazz 7-1 from 8-1, Old Guard 14-1 from 16-1, Totalize 10-1 from 12-1

Hennessy Gold Cup: Coneygree 9-2 from 5-1

Tingle Creek: Simonsig 7-2 from 4-1



Paddy Power Gold Cup (14th November): 7-1 Boondooma, King’s Palace, 10-1 Irish Cavalier, Monetaire, 12-1 Art Mauresque, Johns Spirit, 14-1 Buywise, Oscar Rock, 16-1 Annacotty, Cocktails At Dawn, Generous Ransom, La Vaticane, Present View, Ptit Zig, Sound Investment, 20-1 Double Ross, Splash Of Ginge, 25-1 Cloud Creeper, Darna, Little Jon, Shanpallas, 33-1 Astracad, Bennys Mist, Croco Bay, Easter Day, Next Sensation, The Clock Leary, Turn Over Sivola, (Each Way ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4,5)

Greatwood Hurdle (15th November): 7-1 Mick Jazz, Nabucco, 8-1 Superb Story, 10-1 Devilment, Totalize,11-1 Days Of Heaven, 12-1 Bidourey, 14-1 Old Guard, 16-1 Renneti, Waxies Dargle, Winner Massagot, 20-1 Bouvreuil, Daneking, Dexcite, Ebony Express, Mad Jack Mytton, Sign Of A Victory, 25-1 Noble Inn, Redera, Rock The Kasbah, Three Kingdoms, Vancouverite, 33-1 Goodwood Mirage, Olofi, Serenity Now, 50-1 Starluck, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Betfair Chase (21st November): 13-8 Silviniaco Conti, 7-2 Don Cossack, 9-2 Cue Card, 6-1 Coneygree, 7-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 10-1 Ballynagour, Holywell, Road To Riches, 12-1 Dynaste, 16-1 King’s Palace, Menorah, 20-1 Bobs Worth, Irish Cavalier, O’Faolains Boy, 33-1 Clarcam, Southfield Theatre, The Giant Bolster, Wounded Warrior, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (28th November): 9-2 Coneygree, 5-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 8-1 Don Poli, Vroum Vroum Mag, 10-1 Don Cossack, 12-1 Bobs Worth, Pendra, Smad Place, 14-1 Cue Card, Dynaste, King’s Palace, Valseur Lido, 16-1 The Druids Nephew, The Young Master, Virak, 20-1 Ballynagour, Fingal Bay, If In Doubt, Just A Par, Le Reve, Menorah, Monetaire, Ned Stark, Present View, Sam Winner, Sausalito Sunrise, Southfield Theatre, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Tingle Creek Chase (5th December): 3-1 Vibrato Valtat, 7-2 Simonsig, 5-1 Dodging Bullets, 8-1 Sprinter Sacre, 10-1 Sire De Grugy, 16-1 Somersby, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

William Hill King George VI Chase (26th December): 11-4 Vautour, 4-1 Don Cossack, 6-1 Coneygree (needs to be supplemented), Silviniaco Conti, 12-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 14-1 Djakadam, Road To Riches, 16-1 Cue Card, 20-1 Don Poli, Dynaste, Simonsig, 25-1 Ballynagour, Ptit Zig, Sir Des Champs, 33-1 Al Ferof, Apache Stronghold, Captain Chris, Irish Cavalier, King’s Palace, Ma Filleule, Menorah, Shannon Rock, Smad Place, Valseur Lido, 40-1 O’Faolains Boy, 50-1 Camping Ground, Clarcam, Double Ross, God’s Own, Southfield Theatre, 66-1 Saint Palois, 150-1 Annacotty, 200-1 Pindare, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)