Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Will Conti Land Chase Crown?

Silviniaco Conti is the best-backed horse and worst result for William Hill ahead of the Betfair Chase. The race features only five horses, despite there being a million pound bonus on offer for any horse who can land the Haydock feature, the William Hill King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season.

“It’s disappointing that the Chase Triple Crown hasn’t attracted more runners for the first leg,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “However, Silviniaco Conti could really shorten for the King George if he manages to land Haydock’s biggest race and set up a tilt at the million pound bonus.”

William Hill offer 33-1 that any horse lands the Chase Triple Crown this season, 100-1 that Silviniaco Conti can do it and 100-1 for Cue Card to win all three. It is 8-1 with William Hill that Silviniaco Conti wins both the Betfair Chase and King George, as he did last season.


2.25 Haydock Fixed Brush 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 Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

3.00 Haydock Betfair Chase: 5-6 Silviniaco Conti, 5-2 Cue Card, 8-1 Dynaste, 9-1 Ballynagour, 14-1 Holywell, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

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 Sir Des Champs, Vroum Vroum Mag, 50-1 Southfield Theatre, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


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 Cue Card, Silviniaco Conti