Horse Racing Royal Ascot By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hills Expect ‘Fry Up’ At Ascot

Unowhatimeanharry is 11-10 favourite with William Hill for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle this weekend. The current 4-1 joint-favourite for the World Hurdle, Harry Fry’s hurdler is fancied to win the Ascot race to make it seven wins on the trot.

“Unowhatimeanharry looked the real deal at Newbury and if he’s going to win a World Hurdle then you would expect a comprehensive performance at Ascot this weekend,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Harry could provide a real Saturday Fry up for punters.”

In the Wessex Youth Trust Handicap Hurdle, Consul De Thaix and Jolly’s Cracked It share 7-1 favouritism at Hills. Brain Power and Golden Spear are next in the list at 8-1.

Boxing Day is nearly upon us and last year’s William Hill King George VI Chase winner Cue Card is favourite for this year’s renewal at 13-8 with William Hill. Colin Tizzard’s chaser is joined by stablemate Thistlecrack near the top of the market, currently 7-2 in the betting. After Coneygree was put in his place by Cue Card at Haydock last time, the 2015 Gold Cup winner is 9-2, with Valseur Lido (8-1) and Vroum Vroum Mag (9-1) others at single figure odds.

Colin Tizzard’s strength over the festive period is bolstered by Native River in the Welsh Grand National, who is 6-1 favourite with William Hill after his Hennessy victory.

JLT Long Walk Hurdle: 11-10 Unowhatimeanharry, 11-2 Lil Rockerfeller, 7-1 Alex De Larredya, 15-2 Ballyoptic, 8-1 Ptit Zig, 12-1 Kotkikova, Reve De Sivola, Un Temps Pour Tout, 16-1 Zarkandar, 33-1 Shelford, The Romford Pele, 50-1 Surtee Du Berlais, West Approach, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Wessex Youth Trust Handicap Hurdle: 7-1 Consul De Thaix, Jolly’s Cracked It, 8-1 Brain Power, Golden Spear, 10-1 Meet The Legend, Modus, 12-1 Mick Jazz, Quick Jack, Who Dares Wins, 14-1 Pyromaniac, Sternrubin, Willow’s Saviour, 16-1 All Set To Go, Le Rocher, Renneti, Waxies Dargle, Wolf Of Windlesham, 20-1 Diego Du Charmil, Fergall, Graasten, Rayvin Black, Unison, 25-1 Chesterfield, 33-1 Hargam, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

King George VI Chase: 13-8 Cue Card, 7-2 Thistlecrack, 9-2 Coneygree, 8-1 Valseur Lido, 9-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 16-1 Outlander, Sub Lieutenant, 20-1 Tea For Two, 25-1 Ar Mad (needs to  be supplemented), 33-1 Blaklion, Bristol De Mai, Irish Cavalier, Road To Riches, Silviniaco Conti, Un Temps Pour Tout, 40-1 Dodging Bullets, Don Poli, More Of That, 50-1 Camping Ground, 66-1 Roi Des Francs, 100-1 Champagne West, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Welsh Grand National: 6-1 Native River, 10-1 Caroles Destrier, 12-1 Empire Of Dirt, 14-1 Viconte Du Noyer, 16-1 Arpege D’Alene, Bishops Road, Emperors Choice, Firebird Flyer, Gas Line Boy, Kaki De La Pree, Mountainous, O’Faolains Boy, Onenightinvienna, Racing Pulse, Saphir Du Rheu, Ucello Conti, Vicente, Viva Steve, Vyta Du Roc, Warrantor, 20-1 Another Hero, Baie Des Iles, Bless The Wings, Cogry, Harry Topper, It Came To Pass, Knockanrawley, Mysteree, Royale Knight, Sausalito Sunrise, Shotgun Paddy, Southfield Theatre, Streets Of Promise, Theatre Guide, Unioniste, Virak, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

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