Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Coneygree Backed For Chase Triple Crown

Coneygree has been backed for the Chase Triple Crown with William Hill, shortening to 25-1 from 33-1. The first leg is the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday, for which he is the best-backed horse with William Hill and 2-1 second-favourite.

Cue Card almost landed the Chase Triple Crown last year and is 40-1 to do so this season. Cue Card won the Betfair Chase last year before going on to win the King George and after a season opener in the Charlie Hall, he may well be more tuned up for the attempt to defend his Haydock crown. He is the 13-8 favourite with Hills.

Seeyouatmidnight was originally priced at 20-1 for the race but has been backed in to 7-1, however that each-way money has dried up since the race cut up to less than eight runners.

Silviniaco Conti has won the race twice before and the track certainly seems to suit him well. He is priced at 7-1, while Irish Cavalier was backed earlier in the week from 11-1 to 8-1 after a tipping line advised punters to back him.

The biggest single bet on the race is a £5000 wager on Coneygree, taken by William Hill online.

William Hill Odds

Betfair Chase: 13-8 Cue Card, 2-1 Coneygree, 7-1 Seeyouatmidnight, Silviniaco Conti, 8-1 Irish Cavalier, 20-1 Menorah, 40-1 Vezelay, (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: 20-1 Any Horse, 25-1 Coneygree, 40-1 Cue Card


King George VI Chase: 4-1 Douvan, 9-2 Coneygree, Cue Card, 6-1 Thistlecrack, 7-1 Valseur Lido, Vroum Vroum Mag, 16-1 Irish Cavalier, 25-1 Blaklion, God’s Own, Menorah, Road To Riches, Tea For Two, 33-1 Ar Mad, Bristol De Mai, Dodging Bullets, Outlander, Saphir Du Rheu, Silviniaco Conti, Un Temps Pour Tout, 40-1 Don Poli, More Of That, Sub Lieutenant, 50-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 10-3 Thistlecrack, 6-1 Don Cossack, 7-1 Douvan, 8-1 Coneygree, 12-1 Cue Card, Djakadam, Valseur Lido, 16-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 25-1 Black Hercules, 33-1 Blaklion, Carlingford Lough, Irish Cavalier, Minella Rocco, Native River, 40-1 More Of That, Un Temps Pour Tout, Zabana, 50-1 Bristol De Mai, Don Poli, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)