Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Money For McManus Hurdler

William Hill have seen plenty of money for JP McManus’ Consul De Thaix for one of the weekend’s big betting races, the Wessex Youth Trust Handicap Hurdle.

Consul De Thaix was originally priced up at 12-1 but he has been solidly backed and has halved in price, now 6-1 with Hills. Only Jolly’s Cracked It, who dead-heated in the race last year, is ahead in the betting at 5-1.

“We’re always wary of gambles in those famous green and gold colours and Consul De Thaix could be an early Christmas present for those punters who got on at 12-1,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.  

Dan Skelton’s Meet The Legend has also shortened in the past 24 hours from 8-1 in to 7-1.

In the Lavazza Jolie Silver Cup, William Hill have not been bowled over for bets on Saphir Du Rheu, despite being a clear top price 7-1. Instead, punters have been interested in Go Conquer (8-1 from 10-1), Ascot handicap winner Minella Daddy (8-1 from 10-1) and Eduard (coming under pressure at 10-1).

“Saphir Du Rheu is usually a popular horse but it appears his effort in the Hennessy is putting off prospective punters,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Unowhatimeanharry remains 11-10 favourite for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle.

Wessex Youth Trust Handicap Hurdle: 5-1 Jolly’s Cracked It, 6-1 Consul De Thaix, 7-1 Meet The Legend, 8-1 Golden Spear, 11-1 Brain Power, Mick Jazz, 12-1 Modus, Quick Jack, 14-1 Pyromaniac, Who Dares Wins, 16-1 All Set To Go, Renneti, Sternrubin, Wolf Of Windlesham, 20-1 Fergall, Le Rocher, Willow’s Saviour, 25-1 Chesterfield, Diego Du Charmil, Graasten, Unison, Waxies Dargle, 33-1 Hargam, Rayvin Black, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Lavazza Jolie Silver Cup: 7-1 Saphir Du Rheu, 8-1 Go Conquer, Minella Daddy, Vyta Du Roc, 9-1 Present Man, 10-1 Amore Alato, Eduard, 12-1 Fletchers Flyer, Irish Saint, Le Mercurey, The Druids Nephew, 14-1 Another Hero, Fourth Act, 16-1 Houblon Des Obeaux, Tenor Nivernais, 20-1 Holywell, 25-1 Triolo D’Alene, 28-1 Annacotty, 33-1 Regal Encore, Rightville Boy, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

JLT Long Walk Hurdle: 11-10 Unowhatimeanharry, 13-2 Lil Rockerfeller, 7-1 Alex De Larredya, 8-1 Ballyoptic, 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)

King George VI Chase: 13-8 Cue Card, 7-2 Thistlecrack, 9-2 Coneygree, 8-1 Valseur Lido, 9-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 12-1 Josses Hill (needs to be supplemented), 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 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

PP Chase: 7-1 The Crafty Butcher, 10-1 Gallant Oscar, Oscar Knight, Ucello Conti, 12-1 Noble Endeavor, 14-1 Bonny Kate, Ned Stark, 16-1 It Came To Pass, Killer Miller, Otago Trail, Peoples Park, Pleasant Company, Sambremont, 20-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Lexus Chase: 2-1 Valseur Lido, 5-2 Djakadam, 7-2 Coneygree, 6-1 Outlander, Zabana, 8-1 Many Clouds, 10-1 Don Poli, Sub Lieutenant, Taquin Du Seuil, 12-1 Empire Of Dirt, 14-1 Road To Riches, 16-1 Gilgamboa, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)