Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Nicholls’ Hurdler Attracting Lanzarote Support

Unowhatimeanharry has been backed in the William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle to 5-1 favourite from 6-1, while the second in the list Ibis Du Rheu has also been backed with the sponsor to 6-1 from 7-1.

“Paul Nicholls has won the race twice before and Ibis Du Rheu is already proving popular, while Unowhatimeanharry is a strong favourite,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Nicky Henderson’s Bivouac is on the drift out to 9-1 from 8-1, while the Willie Mullins-trained Buiseness Sivola has also been pushed out by William Hill to 10-1 from 8-1.

William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle: 5-1 Unowhatimeanharry, 6-1 Ibis Du Rheu, 9-1 Bivouac, 10-1 Baron Alco, Blue Hell, Buiseness Sivola, Westren Warrior, 11-1 Simply A Legend, 12-1 Brother Tedd, Theinval, 14-1 Gevrey Chambertin, Un Ace, Vive La France, Yala Enki, 16-1 Pistol Park, 20-1 Sky Khan, 25-1 Dell’ Arca, 33-1 Deep Trouble, Little Boy Boru, 50-1 Planetoid, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Meanwhile, Mountainous is coming in for decent support in the Welsh National, with Kerry Lee’s comments proving to be a catalyst for punters splashing the cash. He has now been cut to 9-1 from 10-1, having won the race two years ago.

Welsh Grand National: 8-1 Midnight Prayer, Upswing, 9-1 Cogry, Mountainous, 10-1 Emperors Choice, Shotgun Paddy, 12-1 Tour Des Champs, 14-1 Return Spring, Theatre Guide, Vics Canvas, 16-1 Benvolio, Bertie Boru, Black Thunder, Bob Ford, Masters Hill, Red Devil Lads, Rigadin De Beauchene, 20-1 Fourovakind, Saroque, Woodford County, 25-1 Audacious Plan, Firebird Flyer, Portrait King, 33-1 Allez Vic, Folsom Blue, Wyck Hill, 50-1 Chase The Spud, Goodtoknow, 66-1 Barton Gift, Lovcen, Nail M, Rendl Beach, Russe Blanc, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)