Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Becher Backers Go With In-Form Trainers

Gordon Elliott and Colin Tizzard are both in great form and before the Becher Chase this weekend, two of their chasers are being backed with William Hill.

Gordon Elliott rattled off a six-timer at Navan on Sunday, including the Troytown Handicap Chase and Ucello Conti is 10-1 from 14-1 with William Hill since the five-day declarations for the Becher Chase. Aintree’s Saturday feature has also seen a Colin Tizzard horse, Viconte Du Noyer, well-backed from 14-1 to 12-1.

“It has paid to follow Gordon Elliott and Colin Tizzard so far this season and that is the betting strategy for Becher backers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Becher Handicap Chase: 10-1 The Last Samuri, The Young Master, Ucello Conti, 12-1 Double Ross, Viconte Du Noyer, Vieux Lion Rouge, 14-1 Alvarado, Sizing Coal, 16-1 Cogry, Highland Lodge, Knock House, One For Arthur, Ruben Cotter, Saint Are, Silvergrove, 20-1 Dare To Endeavour, Gas Line Boy, Wounded Warrior, 25-1 Beeves, Midnight Prayer, Milborough, Rogue Angel, Seventh Sky, Smooth Stepper, Ziga Boy, 33-1 Aachen, Beforeall, Bob Ford, Clarcam, Portrait King, Straidnahanna, 50-1 Financial Climate, Howlongisafoot, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Grand Sefton Handicap: 8-1 Bennys Mist, 10-1 As De Mee, La Vaticane, Valadom, 12-1 More Buck’s, Ruben Cotter, Seefood, Troika Steppes, 14-1 Go Conquer, Henryville, Seventh Sky, 16-1 Astracad, Rathlin, 20-1 Beeves, Federici, Vintage Vinnie, 25-1 Howlongisafoot, Lord Wishes, Milgen Bay, 33-1 Rouge Et Blanc, The Italian Yob, Voyage A New York, Witness In Court, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)