Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Picking Off The Prices

William Hill revised their market following the final declarations for the Hennessy Gold Cup and Saphir Du Rheu is 7-2 favourite for the race.

Plunges on Bobs Worth and Ned Stark over recent days has seen their prices collapse.

Bobs Worth was initially quoted with William Hill at 20-1 and is now just 11-2. Ned Stark has more than halved in price to 12-1 from 25-1.

“Saphir Du Rheu is a solid favourite but punters have already scooped up the big odds on Bobs Worth and Ned Stark is collapsing in price,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Wicklow Brave is already a bad result for the bookies in the Fighting Fifth. He’s 6-4 from 3-1 at the start of the week.

Saphir Du Rheu is 28-1 to win both the 2015 Hennessy Gold Cup and the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup, while Bobs Worth is 125-1 to win both races and Smad Place is the same odds for the double.

To Win The 2015 Hennessy Gold Cup & 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 28-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 125-1 Bobs Worth, Smad Place

Hennessy Gold Cup: 7-2 Saphir Du Rheu, 11-2 Bobs Worth, 6-1 Smad Place, The Druids Nephew, 8-1 If In Doubt, 10-1 The Young Master, 12-1 Houblon Des Obeaux, Ned Stark, 14-1 Fingal Bay, 20-1 First Lieutenant, Theatre Guide, 33-1 Fox Appeal, Urano, 40-1 Benbens, The Giant Bolster, 50-1 Splash Of Ginge, 66-1 Al Co, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4 – NRMB)

Fighting Fifth Hurdle: 6-4 Wicklow Brave, 11-4 Irving, 7-1 Beltor, Identity Thief, 8-1 Top Notch, 14-1 Purple Bay, 20-1 Intense Tango, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 - NRMB)

Long Distance Hurdle: 2-1 Cole Harden, Whisper, 9-2 Thistlecrack, 8-1 Menorah, Wonderful Charm, 10-1 Aqalim, 25-1 Dell’ Arca, O’Faolains Boy, 33-1 Deputy Dan, 50-1 Royal Boy, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 – If 8 or More Run Each Way Terms Will Revert To 1/5 Odds 1,2,3)

Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle: 4-7 Arctic Fire, 7-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Clondaw Court, 8-1 Gwencily Berbas, 12-1 Snow Falcon, 14-1 Taglietelle, 16-1 Identity Thief, Petite Parisienne, 20-1 Thomas Edison, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 – If 8 or More Run Each Way Terms Will Revert To 1/5 Odds 1,2,3)