Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Douvan Djakadam Double

Djakadam and Douvan provided a quickfire double for trainer Willie Mullins and William Hill have reacted with antepost quotes.

Djakadam is now 10-1 from 12-1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown. He has also been installed at 10-1 for the Ryanair Chase, a potential alternative Festival option.

Douvan is now 4-7 favourite from 8-11 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase with William Hill. He remains 6-1 for the King George and 7-1 for the Gold Cup.

“Douvan and Djakadam both have options over a variety of trips and it will be fascinating to see which races Willie Mullins targets with these two star horses,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

King George VI Chase: 13-8 Cue Card, 4-1 Thistlecrack, 5-1 Coneygree, 6-1 Douvan, 8-1 Valseur Lido, 9-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 16-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-7 Douvan, 6-1 Un De Sceaux, 7-1 Fox Norton, 12-1 Sire De Grugy, 14-1 Black Hercules, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 3-1 Thistlecrack, 6-1 Coneygree, Cue Card, 7-1 Don Cossack, Douvan, 10-1 Djakadam, 12-1 Valseur Lido, 16-1 Native River, Vroum Vroum Mag, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ryanair Chase: 5-1 Un De Sceaux, 6-1 Douvan, Vroum Vroum Mag, 8-1 Valseur Lido, 10-1 Black Hercules, Djakadam, Josses Hill, 14-1 Sub Lieutenant, Taquin Du Seuil, 16-1 Killultagh Vic, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)