Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Thistlecrack Hacks Up At Ascot

Thistlecrack was a very easy winner of the JLT Long Walk Hurdle and has been slashed to win the World Hurdle by William Hill from 8-1 to 5-2.


“Thistlecrack has demolished the opposition and it will be hard to displace him as World Hurdle favourite now,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile, Saphir Du Rheu is out to 16-1 from 10-1 after a disappointing effort.


World Hurdle: 5-2 Thistlecrack, 7-1 Annie Power, 8-1 Cole Harden, 10-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Windsor Park,12-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, Whisper, 14-1 Kilcooley, 16-1 Martello Tower, Saphir Du Rheu, Un Temps Pour Tout, 20-1 Bobs Worth, Clondaw Court, 25-1 Call The Cops, Killultagh Vic, 33-1 Sir Des Champs,(EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)