Horse Racing Winter Festival By Jon Ivan-Duke

Sir Des Champs Cut For King George

Sir Des Champs is now 20-1 from 25-1 for the William Hill King George VI Chase with the sponsor after an easy win at Thurles.

Returning to the track for the first time since December 2013, Sir Des Champs made light of the absence to win and has been afforded a 33-1 quote with William Hill for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

“It’s great to see Sir Des Champs back in action and there may be more to come from him this season,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Silviniaco Conti is now 5-6 favourite from Even-Money with William Hill for the Betfair Chase, with only five horses declared for the Haydock feature.

“Silviniaco Conti is the best-backed horse in the race and currently the worst result in the book,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Cue Card is next in the list at 5-2, while Dynaste (8-1), Ballynagour (9-1) and Holywell (12-1) complete the betting.


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, Sir Des Champs, 25-1 Ballynagour, Ptit Zig, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Vautour, 6-1 Coneygree, Don Cossack, 8-1 Don Poli, 10-1 Djakadam, 14-1 Road To Riches, Saphir Du Rheu, 16-1 Holywell, Valseur Lido, 25-1 O’Faolains Boy, 33-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 50-1 Southfield Theatre, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Betfair Chase: 5-6 Silviniaco Conti, 5-2 Cue Card, 8-1 Dynaste, 9-1 Ballynagour, 12-1 Holywell, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

Betfair ‘Fixed Brush’ Handicap Hurdle: 5-1 Shantou Bob, Tea For Two, 6-1 Yala Enki, 7-1 Definitly Red, 8-1 Baradari, 12-1 Our Kaempfer, 14-1 Closing Ceremony, 16-1 Alcala, One For Harry, Vics Canvas, Wychwoods Brook, 20-1 Batavir, 25-1 Low Key, Mijhaar, 33-1 Barafundle, Bold Sir Brian, (EW ¼ Odd Places 1,2,3,4)

To Win Betfair Chase & William Hill King George VI Chase: 8-1 Silviniaco Conti, 22-1 Cue Card, 66-1 Dynaste, 80-1 Ballynagour

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