Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

American Tom Ticks The Boxes

American Tom is 8-1 from 14-1 with William Hill for the JLT Novices’ Chase and installed at 12-1 for the Arkle after winning the Beginners Chase at Punchestown.

“American Tom is very lightly raced and for such an inexperienced horse it was a classy display and we rate him highly for this season’s novice chases,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

JLT Novices’ Chase: 4-1 Yorkhill, 6-1 Altior, 8-1 American Tom, 10-1 Clan Des Obeaux, Coney Island, 12-1 Bellshill, 14-1 Buveur D’Air, Diamond King, The New One, 16-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Arkle: 6-4 Altior, 9-2 Min, 5-1 Yorkhill, 7-1 Identity Thief, 12-1 American Tom, 14-1 Buveur D’Air, 16-1 Cloudy Dream, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)