Premio Loco still heads the market at 10/3, with Junoob 13/2.
“The first money came for Cai Shen at 9.30am, and continued throughout the morning, so although the 4-y-o has spent his entire career so far on turf, the support for the colt suggests Lingfield’s polytrack surface is not expected to hinder his chances,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“Although Premio Loco remains at the head of the betting for now, it would be no surprise to see Cai Shen start favourite on Saturday,” added Stevens.
Switching codes, the first two home in last week’s Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival have attracted support for next month’s John Smith’s Grand National. Winner Sunnyhillboy is 14/1 (from 20/1) and the runner-up, Becauseicouldntsee, is 16/1 (from 25/1) for the Aintree showpiece.
10-3 Premio Loco, 5-1 Cai Shen, 13-2 Junoob, 7-1 Soorah, 9-1 Circumvent, 12-1 Loyalty, Our Joe Mac, Riggins, 14-1 Black Spirit, Myplacelater, 16-1 Charles Camoin, Emerald Wilderness, Tinshu, 20-1 Emma’s Gift, Suits Me, Vivacious Vivienne, War Is War, 40-1 All The Winds, Lyssio, 100-1 Mister Green
John Smith’s Grand National
8-1 Prince De Beauchene, Synchronised, 10-1 Junior, 12-1 Burton Port, 14-1 Sunnyhillboy, 16-1 Ballabriggs, Becauseicouldntsee, Treacle, West End Rocker, 20-1 Cappa Bleu, Chicago Grey, Giles Cross, On His Own, Seabass, Shakalakaboomboom, 25-1 Alfa Beat, Calgary Bay, Neptune Collonges, Organisedconfusion, Planet Of Sound, The Midnight Club, 33-1 Bar