HORSE RACING BETTING: Following Binocular’s withdrawal and Zaynar’s shock defeat at 1/14 at Kelso, Victor Chandler make Solwhit is the new 7/2 favourite (from 4s) for the Champion Hurdle.
Rite Of Passage has been cut to 7/2 (from 4/1) favourite by Ladbrokes for next month’s Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle, following the six-year-old’s victory at Punchestown earlier this week.
Should connections choose to go to Cheltenham, the distance of the Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle should hold no fears, and if he does run in that race rather than the Supreme, Rite Of Passage would also avoid Dunguib.
Meanwhile Forpadydeplasterer is 7/1 at Coral “with a run” for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, after trainer Tom Cooper confirmed there was a chance last year’s Arkle winner could make next month’s Festival after all.
“Forpadydeplasterer had been a 9/1 shot for the Champion Chase prior to the news that he was lame earlier this month, and although he’s far from certain to make the Festival, the form of his Arkle win means he could not be ruled out. By offering him with a run, any punters who fancy his chances will not lose out if he does miss the race,” Coral‘s David Stevens told betrescue.com