Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Black Hercules Wins At Warwick

Black Hercules was an impressive winner of the novice chase at Warwick and is now 5-1 favourite with William Hill for the National Hunt Chase (from 10-1) and 12-1 from 20-1 for the RSA Chase.

 “Black Hercules really caught the eye of our odds compilers and could flex his muscles at the Cheltenham Festival,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

 Meanwhile, in Ireland, Roi Des Francs beat Pont Alexandre at Naas and the pair are now 12-1 for the RSA. Prior to the race, Roi Des Francs was 16-1 and Pont Alexandre was 10-1.

 National Hunt Chase: 5-1 Black Hercules, 8-1 Pont Alexandre, 10-1 Native River, No More Heroes, Onenightinvienna, Rule The World, Seeyouatmidnight, Southfield Royale, 12-1 Killultagh Vic, 14-1 Sambremont, 16-1 Shantou Flyer, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

 RSA Chase: 11-4 No More Heroes, 5-1 More Of That, 12-1 Black Hercules, Pont Alexandre, Killultagh Vic, Roi Des Francs, 14-1 Martello Tower, Seeyouatmidnight, 16-1Blaklion, Tea For Two, 20-1 BAR  (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

 To Win Any Race At 2016 Cheltenham Festival: 5-1 Black Hercules, 7-1 Pont Alexandre