Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Saturday Special + Tomorrow's Early Prices

There’s a great day of racing in prospect on Saturday and there is a particularly strong William Hill special.

William Hill offer 3-1 for both Djakadam and Thistlecrack to win at Cheltenham (available from 8.30am online and 9am shops - up to £10).

Sir Anthony McCoy thinks they will both win:

“Camping Ground is an interesting horse, but Thistlecrack has improved and has lots of stamina and I couldn’t go against him in the Cleeve Hurdle. He’s a banker and so is Djakadam. He obviously stays the Gold Cup trip and he won the John Durkan over two and a half miles. I just wouldn’t know how you could go about beating him on Saturday.

The 20-time Champion Jockey mentions in his latest William Hill blog that he thinks both Holywell and Johns Spirit will run well - they are 9-1 to both finish in the places.


Cheltenham Saturday Special – Djakadam and Thistlecrack Both To Win: 3-1 (from 8.30am Online and 9am Shops - up to £10)

Jonjo O’Neill Saturday Special – Holywell and Johns Spirit Both To Place: 9-1

Cheltenham 1.50 Betbright Trial Chase: 8-13 Djakadam, 7-1 Many Clouds, Smad Place, 8-1 O’Faolains Boy, 14-1 Wakanda, 16-1 Sam Winner, 33-1 The Giant Bolster, 66-1 Theatre Guide, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Cheltenham 2.25 Trophy Chase: 9-4 Champagne West, 6-1 Irish Cavalier, Tenor Nivernais, 7-1 Annacotty, 8-1 Salubrious, 11-1 Final Assault, Johns Spirit, 12-1 Un Beau Roman, 16-1 Lost Legend, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Cheltenham 3.35 Cleeve Hurdle: 8-11 Thistlecrack, 9-4 Camping Ground, 6-1 Ptit Zig, 25-1 Knockara Beau, The Young Master 50-1 Guitar Pete, The Romford Pele, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

Doncaster 2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: 10-11 Barters Hill, 7-4 Up For Review, 6-1 Ballydine, 8-1 Minella Charmer, 20-1 Ephraim, 33-1 Ami Desbois, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

Doncaster 3.15 Sky Bet Chase: 6-1 Le Mercurey, 7-1 Ziga Boy, 8-1 Buywise, Holywell, 9-1 Coologue, Dolatulo, 12-1 Aachen, Gullinbursti, Pass The Hat, 14-1 Double Ross, Le Reve, 16-1 Court By Surprise, No Planning, 18-1 Ikorodu Road, 33-1 Distime, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3) 

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Prices traded from now and altered throughout the night. Re-released for morning trade tomorrow (8:30am online, 9am in shops)