Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Outlander Beats Fancied Rivals To Lexus

Outlander won the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown and is now 10-1 from 14-1 for the Ryanair Chase and 16-1 (new price) for the Gold Cup with William Hill. Thistlecrack is now 4-5 from Evens to win the Gold Cup.


“Outlander has vanquished some better fancied rivals and highlighted his case as a top class chaser, but it has also boosted Thistlecrack’s chances of Gold Cup glory. Colin Tizzard’s King George star is now odds-on to be champion at Cheltenham,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Djakadam has been pushed out to 14-1 from 10-1 for the Gold Cup and Valseur Lido out to 16-1 from 12-1 by William Hill after they were beaten.


Ryanair Chase: 5-1 Cue Card, Un De Sceaux, 6-1 Douvan, Vroum Vroum Mag, 8-1 Valseur Lido,10-1 Black Hercules, Djakadam, Josses Hill, Outlander, 14-1 Sub Lieutenant, Taquin Du Seuil,16-1 Killultagh Vic, 20-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-5 Thistlecrack, 8-1 Coneygree, 10-1 Cue Card, Don Cossack, Douvan, Native River, 14-1 Djakadam, 16-1 Outlander, Valseur Lido, Vroum Vroum Mag, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)