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Activial now favourite for Ascot highlight as gamble continues

Activial, 5-1 (from 6-1), has replaced Sign Of A Victory at the head of Coral’s betting for Saturday’s Ladbroke Hurdle, after the gamble on the Harry Fry-trained 4-y-o showed no sign of easing up today. Also popular for the Ascot contest is Shelford, backed into 8-1 (from 12-1) to give trainer Dan Skelton back-to-back wins in the race after Willow’s Saviour’s victory twelve months ago.

“Punters are keen to be with Activial at all rates down to his current price, and with Shelford also popular, the market suggests this year’s Ladbroke Hurdle will go the way of a former assistant to champion trainer Paul Nicholls,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Ladbroke Hurdle
5 Activial, 6 (from 5) Sign Of A Victory, 8 Balgarry, Shelford, 10 Clondaw Warrior, Garde La Victoire, 12 Bayan, 14 Goodwood Mirage, 16 Hello George, Pine Creek, Pyromaniac, 20 Bar

**King George VI Chase
5-2 Silviniaco Conti, 3 Champagne Fever, 6 Al Ferof, 8 Menorah, Simonsig, 10 Cue Card, Dynaste, 20 Ballycasey, Boston Bob, Holywell, Ma Feuille, Road To Riches, Wishfull Thinking, 25 Bar

**Coral Welsh Grand National
8 Midnight Prayer, Monbeg Dude, Shotgun Paddy, 10 Hawkes Point, 12 Mountainous, 14 Benvolio, Gas Line Boy, Harry Topper, Unioniste, 16 Benbens, Edmund Kean, Emperor’s Choice, Green Flag, Vics Canvas, 20 Amigo, Firebird Flyer, Rebeccas Choice, Relax, Rigadin De Beauchene, Samingarry, Tour Des Champs, Victors Serenade, 25 Bar

**Lexus Chase
10-3 Bobs Worth, 9-2 Lord Windermere, 5 Boston Bob, 7 Shutthefrontdoor, 8 Road To Riches, Sam Winner, 10 Carlingford Lough, First Lieutenant, 12 Holywell, 14 Home Farm, On His Own, 16 Bar
ENDS

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David Stevens 07720 400438