Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Ch'Tibello An Early Treat For Punters?

The William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Ascot is all set to be an early spooktacular, as the National Hunt season picks up pace.


“Ch’Tibello could be a real frightener for us. Punters have been treating themselves to all available prices and bookies will be howling if he wins,” said William Hill spooksman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Ch’Tibello is the hot favourite at odds of 5-2 with the sponsor, halving in price since the betting market opened at the start of the week.


Saphir Du Rheu could be another nightmare for layers in the Sodexo Gold Cup. Paul Nicholls’ gelding has been cut from first odds of 12-1 with William Hill to just 11-4 favourite.


“We fear Ascot’s demon double. If Ch’Tibello and Saphir Du Rheu both win, we’ll be screaming long before Halloween.”


Cue Card could carve out another win in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby – he’s the 4-6 favourite with William Hill. After coming so close to winning the Chase Triple Crown last season, Cue Card is 28-1 to achieve the feat this season. Meanwhile, Ballyoptic is the 2-1 market leader for the West Yorkshire Hurdle.




William Hill Handicap Hurdle: 5-2 Ch’Tibello, 6-1 Cloonacool, 7-1 Diego Du Charmil, Hint Of Mint, 8-1 Sternrubin, 10-1 John Constable, Modus, 16-1 My Manekineko, 18-1 Minellaforleisure, 20-1 Fergall, 22-1 Instant Karma, 33-1 Colla Pier, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Sodexo Gold Cup: 11-4 Saphir Du Rheu, 4-1 Tea For Two, 6-1 A Good Skin, 8-1 Buckhorn Timothy, Voix D’Eau, 12-1 Hadrian’s Approach, 14-1 Antony, 16-1 Workbench, 20-1 Killala Quay, Junction Fourteen, Un Ace, 25-1 Fourth Act, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Charlie Hall Chase: 4-6 Cue Card, 6-1 Blaklion, 8-1 Virak, 10-1 Menorah, 12-1 Dynaste, 14-1 Irish Cavalier, 25-1 Wakanda, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)


West Yorkshire Hurdle: 2-1 Ballyoptic, 7-2 If In Doubt, 6-1 The Romford Pele, 13-2 Lil Rockerfeller, Native River, 15-2 Silsol, 25-1 Oscar Rock, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)




Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown - To Win 2016 Betfair Chase, 2016 King George VI Chase & 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 14-1 Any Horse, 28-1 Cue Card, 33-1 Coneygree, Vautour, 50-1 Douvan


Betfair Chase: 7-4 Cue Card, 4-1 Djakadam, 5-1 Coneygree, 13-2 Silviniaco Conti, 10-1 Vautour, 14-1 Blaklion, Smad Place, 20-1 Bristol De Mai, More Of That, 25-1 Holywell, Many Clouds, Un Temps Pour Tout, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


King George VI Chase: 7-2 Vautour, 4-1 Cue Card, 6-1 Douvan, 8-1 Thistlecrack, 10-1 Coneygree, Djakadam, Un De Sceaux, 20-1 More Of That, 25-1 Tea For Two, 33-1 Bristol De Mai, Dodging Bullets, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Thistlecrack, 6-1 Don Cossack, Vautour, 8-1 Cue Card, Douvan, 10-1 Coneygree, 12-1 Djakadam, 25-1 Black Hercules, Vroum Vroum Mag, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)