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Big Buck’s eased for World Hurdle after narrow comeback defeat

Coral has eased Big Buck’s to 9-4 favourite (from 7-4) for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, after the four-time winner of the race was beaten on his comeback run in today’s Cleeve Hurdle. Annie Power is the 3-1 second favourite for the three mile championship, while the mare is also 6-1 (from 8-1) for the Champion Hurdle following her victory at Doncaster.

“Third place on his comeback run means Big Buck’s still heads the betting for a fifth World Hurdle, but as far as we’re concerned he does have slightly more to prove now and we’re happy to lengthen his odds,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“As for Annie Power, although we’re none the wiser as to her Festival target, what is certain is she will be prominent in the betting wherever she runs,” added Stevens.

**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
9-4 (from 7-4) Big Buck’s, 3 Annie Power, 6 At Fishers Cross, More Of That, 7 Quevega, 10 Zarkandar, 12 Celestial Halo, Saphir De Rheu, 14 Monksland, Rule The World, 16 Boston Bob, Reve De Sivola, 20 Salubrious, 33 Bar

**Stan James Champion Hurdle
3 The New One, 10-3 Hurricane Fly, 7-2 My Tent Or Yours, 6 Annie Power, 7 Jezki, 8 Our Conor, 10 Un De Sceaux, 20 Melodic Rendezvous, 25 Diakali, 33 Zarkandar, 40 Bar

**Betfair Hurdle
7 Irving, 8 Irish Saint, 10 Gilgamboa, Quick Jack, Willow’s Saviour, 12 Cheltenian, Dell’ Arca, Rolling Star, 14 Arctic Fire, Deep Trouble, Smashing, 16 Flaxen Flare, Melodic Rendezvous, Purple Bay, Vendor, 20 Bar

**Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
8 Vautour, 10 Irving, The Tullow Tank, 14 Josses Hill, West Wizard, 16 Regal Encore, Western Boy, Valseur Lido, 20 Amore Alato, Briar Hill, Dell’Arca, Faugheen, Moyle Park, The Liquidator, Tiger Cliff, Union Dues, Willow’s Saviour,

**Racing Post Arkle
4 Champagne Fever, 7 Dodging Bullets, Felix Yonger, 8 Defy Logic, Hinterland, 10 Rock On Ruby, 14 Valdez, 16 Grandouet, Vukovar, 20 Bar

**David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle
Evs Quevega, 5 Cockney Sparrow, 12 Highland Retreat, 14 Glens Melody, 20 Caroles Spirit,

**Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle
4 Faugheen, 8 Red Sherlock, 10 The Tullow Tank, 12 Apache Stronghold, Ballyalton, Briar Hill, Royal Boy, 14 Captain Cutter, Deputy Dan, 16 Ballyalton, Condaw Court, Rathvinden, 20 Beat That, Golantilla, Oscar Rock, The Liquidator, Turnandgo,

**RSA Chase
8 Ballycasey, Carlingford Lough, 10 Corrin Wood, Don Cossack, Morning Assembly, 12 Champagne Fever, Taquin Du Seuil, 14 Djakadam, Smad Place, 16 Bar

**Queen Mother Champion Chase
4-5 Sprinter Sacre, 11-4 Sire De Grugy, 10 Benefficient, Captain Conan, 12 Hidden Cyclone, 14 Al Ferof, 16 Arvika Ligeonniere, Baily Green, Kid Cassidy, Somersby, 20 Alderwood, Dodging Bullets, Hinterland, Sizing Europe, Special Tiara, Twinlight, 25 Bar

**Weatherbys Champion Bumper
8 Black Hercules, Shaneshill, 10 Modus, 12 Golantilla, 14 El Namoose, Silver Concorde, Value At Risk, 16 Royal Cavalier, 20 Seven Nation Army, 25 Aqalim, Joshua Lane,

**JLT Novices’ Chase
6 Champagne Fever, Wonderful Charm, 8 Felix Yonger, Taquin Du Seuil, 9 Oscar Whisky, 10 Defy Logic, Vukovar, 14 Ballycasey, Bright New Dawn, Double Ross, Uxizandre, 16 Bar

**Ryanair Chase
3 Cue Card, 6 Benefficient, 7 Al Ferof, 10 Dynaste, First Lieutenant, Marito, 12 Arvika Ligeonniere, 14 Captain Conan, Hidden Cyclone, Wonderful Charm, 16 Baily Green, Champion Court, Module, Riverside Theatre, Sizing Europe, 20 Bar

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
8 Ivan Grozny, Le Rocher, 10 Calipto, 14 Plinth, 16 Fox Norton, Guitar Pete, Ivan Grozny, Royal Irish Hussar, Pearl Castle, Rutherglen, Thomas Hobson, 20 Broughton, Vicenzo Mio, 25 Abbyssial, Chocola,

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
4 King’s Palace, 5 Briar Hill, 8 Faugheen, Red Sherlock, 10 Captain Cutter, Deputy Dan, 12 Clondaw Court, 14 Urban Hymn, 16 Rathvinden, Timesremembered, 20 Blakemount, Cole Harden, 25 Apache Jack, Carraig Mor, Creepy, Racing Pulse,

**Betfred Gold Cup
2 Bobs Worth, 7-2 Silviniaco Conti, 8 Cue Card, First Lieutenant, 14 Al Ferof, 20 Boston Bob, The Giant Bolster, 25 Dynaste, Long Run, Lord Windermere, Rubi Ball, 33 Captain Chris, Last Instalment, Monbeg Dude, Rocky Creek, Tidal Bay, Triolo d’Alene, 40 Bar

**Crabbies Grand National
20 Merry King, On His Own, Teaforthree, Triolo D’Alene, 25 Alfie Sherrin, Chance Du Roy, Colbert Station, Long Run, Monbeg Dude, Mountainous, Rival D’Estruval, Rocky Creek, Seabass, Tidal Bay, 33 Auroras Encore, Balthazar King, Big Occasion, Godsmejudge, Liberty Counsel, Shakalakaboomboom, Tofino Bay,

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438