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Champion Hurdle hope Defi Du Seuil heads Coral Hurdle betting

Defi Du Seuil, unbeaten in seven starts for trainer Philip Hobbs and 8-1 co-third favourite for the Champion Hurdle, heads the sponsor’s betting for Saturday’s Coral Hurdle at 11-10, in the firm’s opening show on the Ascot Grade Two.  Lil Rockerfeller, runner-up in the race twelve months ago, is 5-2 second favourite to go one better, with L’Ami Serge next in the betting at 3-1.

“Faugheen, now 7-4 from 9-4 favourite for the race, laid down an impressive Champion Hurdle marker at the weekend, and on Saturday Defi Du Seuil will begin his campaign in an Ascot race that should provide the Triumph Hurdle winner with a proper test, with the opposition headed by the ever-reliable Lil Rockerfeller,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Coral Hurdle
11-10 Defi Du Seuil, 5-2 Lil Rockerfeller, 3 L’Ami Serge, 6 My Tent Or Yours, 10 Top Notch, 12 Irving, 16 Value At Risk, 25 Dicosimo, Wakea, 66 Intense Tango,

**Christy 1965 Chase
7-2 Smad Place, Top Notch, 4 Top Gamble, 8 Flying Angel, Traffic Fluide, 10 Frodon, Josses Hill, More Of That, 12 Royal Regatta, 14 Double Shuffle, 16 Sizing Granite, 25 Bar

**Betfair Chase
6-4 Bristol De Mai, 5-2 Sizing John, 3 Cue Card, 10 Outlander, 11 Tea For Two, 25 Traffic Fluide, 66 Shantou Flyer

**Betfair Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle
5 Minella Awards, 6 No Hassle Hoff, The Worlds End, Thomas Campbell, 9 Sam Spinner, 10 The Dutchman, 11 Robbin’hannon, Theo’s Charm, 12 Hello George, 14 Champers On Ice, Le Rocher, Templeross, 16 Bar

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438