Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bellshill Now Outright RSA Fav

Plenty of changes to the novice chase markets on Saturday, with Bellshill now 5-1 favourite from 8-1 with William Hill for the RSA Chase after scooping the spoils at Limerick. He’s also 10-1 from 12-1 for the JLT.


“Bellshill is now favourite for the RSA Chase and after a good performance plus his connections you certainly wouldn’t offer big odds about him winning at Cheltenham,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


At Kempton, Might Bite looked all over the winner in the Kauto Star Novices Chase…however a last fence blunder meant Royal Vacation won. However it is the ‘almost winner’ that Hills are interested in for antepost purposes. Might Biteis 20-1 to win the RSA Chase despite the final flight error.


After winning at Leopardstown, Min is now 7-2 second-favourite for the Arkle (from 9-2) with William Hill. Only Altior is shorter at 6-4.



Arkle: 6-4 Altior, 7-2 Min, 4-1 Yorkhill, 12-1 American Tom, Buveur D’Air, 16-1 Cloudy Dream, 20-1 Le Prezien, Top Notch, 25-1 The New One, 33-1 Charbel, Don’t Touch It, Some Plan, 50-1Three Stars, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


JLT Novices’ Chase: 3-1 Yorkhill, 6-1 Altior, 7-1 Buveur D’Air, 8-1 American Tom, 10-1 Bellshill, Clan Des Obeaux, Coney Island, 12-1 Politologue, 14-1 Diamond King, The New One, 16-1Frodon, Le Prezien, Whisper, 20-1 A Toi Phil, Itsafreebee, Top Notch, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


RSA Chase: 5-1 Bellshill, 8-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, 10-1 Coney Island, 12-1 Politologue, 20-1 A Toi Phil, Cole Harden, Might Bite, Present Man, Prince Of Scars, 25-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Champers On Ice, Martello Tower, O O Seven, Shantou Village, Whisper, 33-1 Aurko, Gangster, Mall Dini,50-1 Beat That, Briery Belle, Free Expression, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)