Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Swift Punters Pick Yanworth

Yanworth was initially cut by William Hill to 6-1 from 13-2 for the Champion Hurdle, after winning the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Within just seven minutes that price was gone and Hills were forced to cut again to 5-1.


“Clearly the public were more impressed with Yanworth than our odds-compilers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Only Annie Power and Faugheen are shorter in the Champion Hurdle market.”


Champion Hurdle: 7-4 Annie Power, 2-1 Faugheen, 5-1 Yanworth, 9-1 Vroum Vroum Mag, 12-1 Yorkhill, 14-1 Apple’s Jade, 16-1 Brain Power, The New One, 20-1 Superb Story, 25-1 Buveur D’Air, My Tent Or Yours, Nichols Canyon, Petit Mouchoir, 33-1 BAR(EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)