Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Djakadam Strong Saturday Favourite

Djakadam is just 2-5 with William Hill to win the Cotswold Chase this Saturday, now known as the Betbright Trial.

William Hill put Many Clouds and Smad Place next in the betting at 6-1, with O’Faolains Boy the only other at single figures at 7-1.

“Djakadam is the Gold Cup favourite and if he’s to stay at the top of the betting he will need to win this weekend with his head in his chest – we think he can and that’s why he’s such a short price,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Betbright Trial Chase: 2-5 Djakadam, 6-1 Many Clouds, Smad Place, 7-1 O’Faolains Boy, 12-1 Sam Winner, Wakanda, 25-1 Irish Cavalier, Rocky Creek, The Giant Bolster, 40-1 Knock House, 50-1 Theatre Guide, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 – unless 8 or more run)

Skybet Chase: 8-1 Buywise, Holywell, Ziga Boy, 10-1 Irish Cavalier, 12-1 Annacotty, Coologue, Le Mercurey, 14-1 Aachen, Audacious Plan, Doing Fine, Dolatulo, Pass The Hat, 16-1 Black Thunder, Court By Surprise, Double Ross, Ikorodu Road, Le Reve, No Planning, Rocky Creek, 20-1 Gullinbursti, 33-1 Distime, Renard, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 7-2 Djakadam, 5-1 Don Cossack, 11-2 Vautour, 6-1 Don Poli, 7-1 Cue Card, 10-1 No More Heroes, 12-1 Road To Riches, 25-1 Holywell, O’Faolains Boy, 33-1 Smad Place, 40-1 Many Clouds, Saphir Du Rheu, Seeyouatmidnight, 50-1 Sir Des Champs, Triolo D’Alene, Valseur Lido, 66-1 Al Ferof, Carlingford Lough, Champagne West, Gilgamboa, Lord Windermere, Morning Assembly, Wounded Warrior, 100-1 Boston Bob, First Lieutenant, Irish Cavalier, On His Own, Rocky Creek, The Giant Bolster, Virak, 150-1 Ballycasey, Roi Du Mee (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)