Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Think Mullins In Catch 22

Douvan is drifting for the Tingle Creek and Un De Sceaux is being backed. It’s a flip-flop in the market, after support for Douvan in the previous 48 hours.

Douvan is now back to 11-8 from 4-7 with William Hill (having been 7-2 on Monday), while Un De Sceaux is in to 2-1 from 5-1.

“Douvan is on the drift and Un De Sceaux is being backed. Make of that what you will, but it looks like there could be some disappointed punters if one of them doesn’t run in the Tingle Creek,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

“It’s a tricky situation for Willie Mullins because if he comes out and tells people his preferred running plans and they change, then he will be criticised for leading bookies and punters up the garden path. But if he says nothing, then you get these crazy market moves that may or may not be related to fact. It is a Catch 22.”

Tingle Creek Chase: 11-8 Douvan, 2-1 Un De Sceaux, 3-1 Sire de Grugy, 4-1 Ar Mad, 6-1 Gods Own, 25-1 Vibrato Valtat, 33-1 Sir Valentino, The Game Changer, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Jumeirah Hotels And Resorts December Handicap Hurdle: 4-1 Modus, 6-1 Wishfull Dreaming, 13-2 Graasten, 7-1 Consul De Thaix, Indietir, Zubayr, 8-1 Brain Power, 12-1 Debece, Faithful Mount, Melodic Rendezvous, 14-1 My Manekineko, 16-1 Bertimont, Centurius, Kayf Blanco, 20-1 Cloonacool, Kingston, Prairie Town, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Becher Handicap Chase: 8-1 Alvarado, 10-1 The Last Samuri, The Young Master, Ucello Conti, 12-1 Double Ross, Viconte Du Noyer, Vieux Lion Rouge, 14-1 Sizing Coal, 16-1 Cogry, Highland Lodge, Knock House, One For Arthur, Ruben Cotter, Saint Are, Silvergrove, 20-1 Dare To Endeavour, Gas Line Boy, Wounded Warrior, Ziga Boy, 25-1 Beeves, Midnight Prayer, Milborough, Portrait King, Rogue Angel, Seventh Sky, Smooth Stepper, 33-1 Aachen, Beforeall, Bob Ford, Clarcam, Straidnahanna, 50-1 Financial Climate, Howlongisafoot, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Grand Sefton Handicap: 8-1 Bennys Mist, Seefood, 10-1 As De Mee, La Vaticane, Valadom, 12-1 More Buck’s, Ruben Cotter, Troika Steppes, Vintage Vinnie, 14-1 Go Conquer, Henryville, Seventh Sky, 16-1 Astracad, Rathlin, 20-1 Beeves, Federici, 25-1 Howlongisafoot, Lord Wishes, Milgen Bay, 33-1 Rouge Et Blanc, The Italian Yob, Voyage A New York, Witness In Court, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)