Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bivouac Backed To Topple Harry

The gamble is on Bivouac in the William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle, as punters pile on to the Nicky Henderson-trained horse. Initially, he attracted little support at 8-1 when William Hill first released a market on the race and he was pushed out to 9-1. However, in just twenty-four hours that price has evaporated and Bivouac is now 6-1 from 9-1 to win at Kempton on Saturday.

“Bivouac is now the worst result in the book and he has overtaken Unowhatimeanharry as the best-backed horse in the race. He could be favourite on Saturday if this plunge continues,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Unowhatimeanharry is the 5-1 favourite and still coming for money as market leader, with Little Boy Boru attracting support at big odds, with William Hill narrowing the Suzy Smith horse to 25-1 from 33-1.

“Little Boy Boru looks an unlikely winner of the race on paper, but the market is speaking in his favour.”

William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle: 5-1 Unowhatimeanharry, 6-1 Bivouac, Ibis Du Rheu, 8-1 Westren Warrior, 10-1 Baron Alco, Blue Hell, Buiseness Sivola, 11-1 Simply A Legend, 12-1 Brother Tedd, 14-1 Gevrey Chambertin, Un Ace, Vive La France, Yala Enki, 16-1 Pistol Park, Theinval, 20-1 Sky Khan, 25-1 Dell’ Arca, Little Boy Boru, 33-1 Deep Trouble, 50-1 Planetoid, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)