Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

More Of That Aims To Defy Stats

More Of That is the best-backed horse with William Hill for the Grade 3 Betvictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase. Jonjo O’Neill hasn’t hit the scoreboard with 32 runners in the past two weeks, but More Of That is a former World Hurdle winner and ran a blinder in the RSA Chase to finish third considering he burst a blood vessel. He’s been backed as well, with William Hill shortening More Of That from 7-1 to 9-2 since the start of the week.

“We definitely don’t want More Of That at Cheltenham, he could be a kick in the teeth for us if he wins,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

In the same race, Aso has been supported at longer odds, coming in to 14-1 from 25-1 with Hills.

On Sunday, Winter Escape is the worst result of the weekend for William Hill in the Greatwood Hurdle. Winter Escape was initially priced at 12-1 a couple of weeks ago, but is now just 5-2.

“Winter is coming and there may be no Escape for the bookies!” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Saturday 2.25 Cheltenham Grade 3 Betvictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase: 9-2 More Of That, 11-2 Frodon, 9-1 Double Shuffle, 10-1 As De Mee, Taquin Du Seuil, 12-1 Art Mauresque, 14-1 Aso, Bouvreuil, Buywise, Stilletto, 16-1 Annacotty, Sizing Granite, Sizing Platinum, Village Vic, 20-1 Potters Cross, Vintage Vinnie, 25-1 Ballynagour, 33-1 Tenor Nivernais, Thomas Crapper, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Sunday 1.55 Shloer Chase: 3-1 Simonsig, Special Tiara, 10-3 Fox Norton, 4-1 Top Gamble, 9-1 Simply Ned, 16-1 Savello, 20-1 Module, 25-1 Just Cameron,  (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Sunday 2.30 Greatwood Hurdle: 5-2 Winter Escape, 7-1 Modus, 8-1 Leoncavallo, 9-1 North Hill Harvey, 10-1 A Hare Breath, 11-1 Ch’Tibello, 12-1 Brain Power, Sternrubin, 14-1 John Constable, 16-1 Hargam, 20-1 Mad Jack Mytton, 25-1 Cyrius Moriviere, Song Light, 33-1 Wolf Of Windlesham, 40-1 Jack The Wire, 50-1 Rossetti, Thunder Sheik, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


William Hill’s new HIGH 5 offer – available at Cheltenham and other selected tracks this weekend:

When a horse wins a National Hunt race (UK and Ireland) by 5 or more lengths:

  • if a customer has backed the winner they will get a 25% win bonus in free bets
  • and for those that have backed second they will get their stake returned in free bets.

6 or more horse MUST run for the promotion to apply. Selected meetings only. T’s & C’s available on website

STAT - ‘One in 3 jumps races were won by 5 of more lengths last season’