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Saphir Du Rheu backed for World Hurdle after upbeat bulletin

Saphir Du Rheu is 12-1 (from 16-1) with Coral for the Ryanair World Hurdle, following support for the Stewart Family-owned 7-y-o today.  Thistlecrack is 10-11 favourite for the three mile championship, ahead of Alpha Des Obeaux at 5-1.

“Trainer Paul Nicholls delivered an upbeat bulletin on Saphir Du Rheu ahead of next month’s World Hurdle bid, and punters were quick to take the hint, forcing his price down to 12-1,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Ryanair World Hurdle

10-11 Thistlecrack, 5 Alpha Des Obeaux, 6 Vroum Vroum Mag, 7 Cole Harden, 12 More Of That, Nichols Canyon, (from 16) Saphir Du Rheu, 14 Aux Ptits Soins, 16 Camping Ground, Whisper, 20 Martello Tower, Prince Of Scars, 25 Bar