Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Apple's Jade Heads Antepost Price Moves

There were plenty of antepost price reactions on Sunday. In the Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle that kicked off the card at Fairyhouse, Landofhopeandglory emphasised his claims for the Triumph Hurdle. The winner is quoted as 7-1 favourite for the Triumph Hurdle from 8-1 with William Hill.

The Royal Bond Novice Hurdle went the way of Airlie Beach, who is 5-1 joint-favourite from 8-1 for the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, a new addition to the Cheltenham Festival calendar.

Apple’s Jade edged out Vroum Vroum Mag by a short head in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle and is now 5-2 joint-favourite, along with the runner-up, for the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle. Apple’s Jade was cut from 11-4 before the race, and has also shortened to 14-1 from 25-1 for the Champion Hurdle with William Hill.

“Apple’s Jade clearly has plenty of talent and between now and Cheltenham the debate will be which race she should go for,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

William Hill quote Apple’s Jade at 2-1 to win any race at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.

Coney Island won the Drinmore Novices’ Chase and is now 10-1 for the JLT Novices’ Chase and 12-1 for the RSA Chase with William Hill.

Meanwhile, at Huntingdon, Josses Hill won the Peterborough Chase and he has been inserted at 10-1 to win the Ryanair Chase with Hills.

Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle: 5-1 Airlie Beach, La Bague Au Roi, 6-1 Augusta Kate, 7-1 Camelia De Cotte, Let’s Dance, 8-1 Asthuria, 10-1 Dusky Legend, Kayf Grace, Redhotfillypeppers, 14-1 Forge Meadow, 16-1 Shattered Love, She’s Otto, 20-1 Copper Kay, The Nipper, 25-1 Tahira, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Champion Hurdle: 2-1 Faugheen, 9-4 Annie Power, 10-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 12-1 Yorkhill, 14-1 Apple’s Jade, 16-1 Yanworth, 25-1 Buveur D’Air, Petit Mouchoir, 33-1 Irving, North Hill Harvey, Sceau Royal, 40-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

OLBG Mares’ Hurdle: 5-2 Apple’s Jade, Vroum Vroum Mag, 4-1 Annie Power, 9-2 Jer’s Girl, 7-1 Limini, 12-1 Kotkikova, 25-1 Lifeboat Mona, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Triumph Hurdle: 7-1 Landofhopeandglory, 12-1 Defi Du Seuil, 14-1 Bapaume, 16-1 Domperignon Du Lys, Housesofparliament, Mega Fortune, 20-1 Evening Hush, Francin, Laws Of Spin, Sword Fighter, The Major General, 25-1 Bhutan, Big Ben, Cliffs Of Dover, Cook Islands, Gunnery, Mengli Khan, Soldier In Action, Stratum, Triplicate, Unicorn, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ryanair Chase: 5-1 Un De Sceaux, 6-1 Black Hercules, Douvan, Vroum Vroum Mag, 8-1 Valseur Lido, 10-1 Josses Hill, 14-1 Taquin Du Seuil, 16-1 Killultagh Vic, Sub Lieutenant, 20-1 Ar Mad, Bristol De Mai, God’s Own, Irish Cavalier, Vezelay, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

RSA Chase: 8-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Bellshill, 12-1 Coney Island, 16-1 O O Seven, 20-1 A Toi Phil, Cole Harden, Prince Of Scars, 25-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Martello Tower, Politologue, Shantou Village, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

JLT Novices’ Chase: 4-1 Yorkhill, 6-1 Altior, 10-1 Clan Des Obeaux, Coney Island, 12-1 Bellshill, 14-1 American Tom, Buveur D’Air, Diamond King, Different Gravey, The New One, 16-1 Anibale Fly, 20-1 A Toi Phil, Le Prezien, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)