Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Return Of The Pack - Henderson Special

William Hill have priced up a special on four of Nicky Henderson’s returning stars; Bobs Worth, Sprinter Sacre, Simonsig and My Tent Or Yours. The betting is on how many of the ‘Fantastic Four’ will win a Grade 1 by June 2016.

William Hill make it 10-11 favourite that exactly one of them will win a Grade 1, with it being 7-4 that none of them land a top level race. It’s 200-1 that ALL FOUR win a Grade 1 by next summer.

“We all love a comeback story and Nicky Henderson’s Fantastic Four could be just the tonic for the winter blues,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Punters have reacted to Nicky Henderson’s positive remarks about Bobs Worth and the former Hennessy and Gold Cup winner has now shortened to 8-1 from 10-1 with William Hill to land Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup.

“We have a great deal of respect for Nicky Henderson and so do punters, as we have seen a surge of bets for Bobs Worth after his bullish comments,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, William Hill report that between them, Silviniaco Conti and Cue Card have attracted 95% of all wagers for the Betfair Chase.

“Punters see it as a two-horse race, with Silviniaco Conti just edging popularity over Cue Card,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Bookies will be rejoicing if both Silviniaco Conti and Cue Card fail to fire on Saturday.”

Bobs Worth, Sprinter Sacre, Simonsig, My Tent Or Yours - How Many Of The Four Horses Will Win A Grade 1 In UK/Ireland Before 1st June 2016:

7-4          None

10-11     Exactly One

7-2          Exactly Two

20-1       Exactly Three

200-1     All Four

Betfair Chase: Evens Silviniaco Conti, 11-4 Cue Card, 8-1 Dynaste, 10-1 Ballynagour, Holywell, 16-1 Menorah, 20-1 O’Faolains Boy (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)   

Betfair Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle: 6-1 Shantou Bob, Tea For Two, 7-1 Yala Enki, 8-1 Definitly Red, 10-1 Baradari, Broxbourne, 14-1 Closing Ceremony, Laurium, Our Kaempfer, 16-1 Eshtiaal, Taglietelle, Vics Canvas, Wychwoods Brook, 20-1 Batavir, Forthefunofit, Gunner Fifteen, Join The Clan, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

To Win Betfair Chase & William Hill King George VI Chase: 8-1 Silviniaco Conti, 25-1 Cue Card, 66-1 Ballynagour, Dynaste, 150-1 Menorah, O’Faolains Boy

The Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown – To Win The 2015 Betfair Chase, 2016 William Hill King George VI Chase & 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 33-1 Any Horse, 100-1 Silviniaco Conti, 150-1 Cue Card

Hennessy Gold Cup: 11-4 Coneygree – ‘With A Run’, 7-2 Saphir Du Rheu, 8-1 Smad Place, 9-1 Bobs Worth, 12-1 Don Poli, Vroum Vroum Mag, 14-1 Don Cossack, The Druids Nephew, The Young Master, Valseur Lido, 16-1 Annacotty, Dynaste, Houblon Des Obeaux, Sausalito Sunrise, 20-1 Ballynagour, If In Doubt, Ned Stark, Southfield Theatre, 25-1 Fingal Bay, King’s Palace, Rocky Creek, Virak, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

William Hill King George VI Chase: 5-2 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 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)