Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hills Cut Douvan As Sacre Retired

Douvan is in to 8-11 from Evens for the Champion Chase with William Hill after the announcement that Sprinter Sacre has been retired.


The magnificent Nicky Henderson-trained chaser won an Arkle and the Champion Chase twice.


“Sprinter Sacre is one of the greats and now that he has been retired, Douvan looks a banker for the Champion Chase,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Queen Mother Champion Chase: 8-11 Douvan, 8-1 Un De Sceaux, 14-1 Black Hercules, 16-1 Simonsig, 20-1 Fox Norton, God’s Own, Special Tiara, 33-1 Champagne Fever, Sir Valentino, Traffic Fluide, Vaniteux, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)