Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Sprinter Wins, Faugheen Loses

William Hill reacted quickly to the win of Sprinter Sacre in the Schloer Chase by making him 3-1 from 14-1 to regain the Queen Mother Champion Chase crown in March, while docking him to 7-4 favourite from 8-1 for the Tingle Creek.


“Sprinter Sacre is back and every National Hunt fan will be buzzing after his victory. We were very impressed with his performance and he could give Un De Sceaux a real challenge in March,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


At Punchestown, Faugheen was overturned by Nichols Canyon and William Hill pushed the Champion Hurdler out to 7-4 from Even-Money to retain his title, while trimming the winner to 6-1 from 16-1 for the 2016 Champion Hurdle (was 8-1 immediately after the race, but was further cut to 6-1 after support).


“Faugheen’s crown has slipped and while he is still Champion Hurdle favourite, his air of invincibility has gone,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



Tingle Creek Chase: 7-4 Sprinter Sacre, 7-2 Vibrato Valtat, 9-2 Simonsig, 6-1 Dodging Bullets, 10-1 Sire De Grugy, 16-1 Somersby, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Queen Mother Champion Chase: 6-4 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Sprinter Sacre, 6-1 Dodging Bullets, 12-1Simonsig, Vibrato Valtat, 20-1 Clarcam, Felix Yonger, Sizing Granite, 25-1 Champagne Fever, 33-1Gods Own, Hidden Cyclone, Josses Hill, Sire De Grugy, Special Tiara, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Champion Hurdle: 7-4 Faugheen, 6-1 Nichols Canyon,  7-1 Douvan, 8-1 Peace And Co, 9-1 Arctic Fire, 14-1 My Tent Or Yours, 16-1 Top Notch, 20-1 The New One, 40-1 All Yours, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)