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Captain Chris Backed to Upset Gold Cup Big Two
Captain Chris is 14-1 (from 20-1) with
for the Gold Cup, after the King George third was well-backed to reverse Kempton placings with Kauto Star and Long Run.
Another Boxing Day third, Bobs Worth, is the 6-1 second favourite (from 8-1) for the RSA Chase, a race his Feltham Chase conqueror, Grand Crus, remains the 9-4 market leader for, although he is also 9-1 third favourite for the Gold Cup.
"Grand Crus has the option of stepping up in class in the Gold Cup, so it's hardly surprising that the horses he beat at Kempton are proving popular for the RSA Chase," said Coral's David Stevens.
**Cheltenham Gold Cup
11-4 Long Run, 4-1 Kauto Star, 9-1 Grand Crus, 10-1 Synchronised, 14-1 (from 20-1) Captain Chris, 16-1 Weird Al, 20-1 Time For Rupert, 25-1 Diamond Harry, Jessies Dream, 33-1 Boston’s Angel, Burton Port, China Rock, Quito De La Roque,
**Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
10-1 Steps To Freedom, Waaheb, 12-1 Prospect Wells, 14-1 Tetlami, 16-1 Colour Squadron, Dandino, Darlan, Galileo’s Choice, Montbazon, Sous Le Cieux, 20-1 Allure Of Illusion, Cash And Go, Cinders And Ashes, Rebel Fitz, 25-1 Distant Memories, Midnight Game, Royal Guardsman
5-2 Sprinter Sacre, 5-1 Al Ferof, Peddlers Cross, 12-1 Blackstairmountain, Cue Card, 14-1 Menorah, Solwhit, 16-1 Bog Warrior, For Non Stop, 20-1 Arvika Ligeonniere, Poungach, Salden Licht, Walkon,
2-1 Hurricane Fly, 5-1 Grandouet, 7-1 Binocular, 8-1 Zarkandar, 10-1 Spirit Son, Rock On Ruby, 14-1 Unaccompanied, 16-1 Oscar Whiskey, 20-1 Brampour, Thousand Stars, 25-1 Menorah, Oscars Well, Overturn,
**Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
4-1 Fingal Bay, 10-1 Boston Bob, Make Your Mark, 12-1 Simonsig, 14-1 Sous Le Cieux, 16-1 Broadbackbob, Montbazon, 20-1 Ballyrock, Barbatos, Molotof, Mount Benbulben, Prospect Wells, 25-1 Allure Of Illusion, Texas Jack,
9-4 Grand Crus, 6-1 Bobs Worth, 7-1 Last Instalment, 8-1 Bog Warrior, 10-1 Join Together, 14-1 Cue Card, Silviniaco Conti, Sonofvic, 16-1 Hidden Cyclone,20-1 First Lieutenant, Mossley, Sir Des Champs, 25-1 Allee Garde, Askanna, Back In Focus, Champion Court,
**Queen Mother Champion Chase
5-2 Sizing Europe, 4-1 Big Zeb, 8-1 Captain Chris, 9-1 Finian’s Rainbow, 14-1 Gauvain, Noble Prince, 16-1 Realt Dubh, 20-1 Captain Cee Bee, Wishfull Thinking,
6-1 Captain Chris, Noble Prince, 8-1 Rubi Light, 10-1 Albertas Run, Gauvain, Kauto Stone, Riverside Theatre, Somersby, 12-1 Medermit, 14-1 Great Endeavour, Poquelin, Wishfull Thinking, 16-1 Kalahari King, Tataniano,
**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
1-2 Big Buck’s, 5-1 Oscar Whisky, 10-1 Thousand Stars, 12-1 Mourad, 16-1 Rock On Ruby, So Young, 20-1 Dynaste,
**JCB Triumph Hurdle
8-1 Baby Mix, 10-1 Hinterland, Grumeti, Minsk, 14-1 Urbain De Sivola, 16-1 Dildar, Hollow Tree, Ranjaan, Ut De Sivola, 20-1 Darroun, Shadow Catcher, 33-1 Countrywide Flame, Dodging Bullets, Ozeta