Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Could Clan Be Next Denman?

Clan Des Obeaux was a stylish winner of the Fuller’s London Pride Novices’ Chase, otherwise known as The Berkshire Novices’ Chase and William Hill quote the victor at 12-1 for the JLT Novices Chase.

Paul Nicholls trained Denman to win the race in 2006 and the hope will be he can emulate the great chaser and win Grade 1s over fences.

“Clan Des Obeaux is following in the hoof prints of Denman and the early signs are very positive,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

JLT Novices’ Chase: 6-1 Altior, Yorkhill, 10-1 Diamond King, 12-1 Clan Des Obeaux, 14-1 American Tom, Buveur D’Air, Different Gravey, The New One, 16-1 A Toi Phil, 20-1 Anibale Fly, Bellshill, Le Prezien, 25-1 Aux Ptit Soins, Cole Harden, Ibis Du Rheu, Politologue, Top Notch, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)