The Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti heads Coral’s betting for Saturday’s Charlie Hall Chase at 9-4, in their opening show on the Wetherby highlight. Last season’s RSA Chase runner-up, First Lieutenant, is the 5-1 second favourite, ahead of Weird Al and Time For Rupert, both 6-1.
“For many punters the Charlie Hall Chase marks the start of the National Hunt season proper, and this year’s renewal looks like living up to that billing. Silviniaco Conti looked a potential chase star of the future when ending his novice campaign with a 13 length success at the Grand National meeting, and following the retirement of Denman and Master Minded, he could be his stable’s new flag-bearer,” Coral’s David Stevens told betrescue.com
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9-4 Silviniaco Conti, 5 First Lieutenant, 6 Weird Al, Time For Rupert, 7 Midnight Chase, Planet Of Sound, 8 Diamond Harry, 12 Master Of The Hall, Roberto Goldback, 16 Cappa Bleu, Mr Moonshine, 20 Wayward Prince, 25 Cannington Brook, 33 Garleton