Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

No Dodging Bets On Bullet

Dodging Bullets is 8-1 from 10-1 with William Hill to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase. It follows sustained support, particularly from each-way punters trying to find an angle against the odds-on Un De Sceaux.

Jon Ivan-Duke, spokesman for William Hill: “Punters are looking for an each-way angle in the Queen Mother and we’ve seen a flow of money for Dodging Bullets. There is market confidence behind Dodging Bullets as he bids to retain his Cheltenham crown.”

Meanwhile, Paul Nicholls holds the joint market leader for this weekend’s Betfair Hurdle. William Hill price Modus at 11-2 alongside Philip Hobbs’ War Sound.

“At this stage War Sound, Dicosimo and Modus are the three stinkers in the betting,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-6 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Vautour, 9-2 Sprinter Sacre, 8-1 Dodging Bullets, 10-1 Sire De Grugy, Traffic Fluide, 12-1 Simonsig, 14-1 Special Tiara, 16-1 Felix Yonger, 33-1 Gods Own, Josses Hill, Sizing Granite, 40-1 Somersby, Vibrato Valtat, 50-1 Captain Conan, Simply Ned, 66-1 Bright New Dawn, Clarcam, Twinlight, 100-1 Cold March, Just Cameron, Mozoltov, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 - NRMB)

Betfair Hurdle: 11-2 Modus, War Sound, 8-1 Blazer, 10-1 Affaire D’Honneur, 12-1 Dicosimo, Sternrubin, 14-1 John Constable, 16-1 Kalkir, 20-1 Agrapart, Mad Jack Mytton, Starchitect, Winner Massagot, Zarib, 25-1 Champagne At Tara, Cheltenian, Forest Bihan, 33-1 Baby King, Buiseness Sivola, Flying Angel, Fou Et Sage, Matorico, Montbazon, Noble Inn, Petite Parisienne, Qewy, Waxies Dargle, Whiteout, 40-1 Ivan Grozny, Three Kingdoms, 50-1 Chieftain’s Choice, Galizzi, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)