Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Yanworth Favourite For Ascot Action

Yanworth is 5-4 favourite with William Hill for this weekend’s Coral Hurdle. The Neptune Novices’ Hurdle runner-up is making his first start of the season, with Zarkandar his nearest rival in the betting at 3-1.

“Yanworth had quality novice hurdle form and will be very tough to beat despite taking on more experienced rivals,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, in Haydock’s feature weekend race, the Betfair Chase, Irish Cavalier has shortened from 11-1 to 7-1 with William Hill, after he was put up by some notable tipsters.

Coral Hurdle: 5-4 Yanworth, 3-1 Zarkandar, 5-1 Lil Rockerfeller, 6-1 Garde La Victoire, Petit Mouchoir, 8-1 Court Minstrel, 14-1 Agrapart, Ubak, 20-1 Le Rocher, 25-1 Connetable, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2 – if less than 8 runners, EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3 – if 8 or more runners)

Betfair Chase: 6-4 Cue Card, 2-1 Coneygree, 7-1 Irish Cavalier, Silviniaco Conti, 9-1 Seeyouatmidnight, 16-1 God’s Own, Outlander, 20-1 Menorah, 40-1 Vezelay, 50-1 Roi Des Francs, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)