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Sprinter Sacre evens favourite for comeback success at Ascot

Sprinter Sacre heads Coral’s betting for Saturday’s Sodexo Clarence House Chase at evens, ahead of the Tingle Creek Chase winner Dodging Bullets at 2-1, after just six runners were left in the Ascot Grade One after today’s entry stage.

Looking further ahead, Sprinter Sacre has attracted support for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and is now 7-4 (from 9-4) favourite with Coral to repeat his 2013 triumph in the two mile showpiece.

“Trainer Nicky Henderson has made it clear he would not be willing to return his stable star to action on ground he considers too testing, and it is that doubt that means Sprinter Sacre is not odds-on favourite for Saturday’s race, while the presence of Dodging Bullets would ensure the market leader faces a proper test if they both line up,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Despite his long absence from competitive action, some punters have been to keen to back the former champion chaser to regain his two mile crown in March, forcing his Cheltenham odds down to 7-4 favourite, odds that would shorten further were he to return with a win this weekend,” added Stevens.

**Sodexo Clarence House Chase
Evs Sprinter Sacre, 2 Dodging Bullets, 5 Somersby, 6 Twinlight, 25 French Opera, 40 Grey Gold

**Queen Mother Champion Chase
7-4 (from 9-4) Sprinter Sacre, 9-2 Sire De Grugy, 8 Al Ferof, Champagne Fever, 10 Dodging Bullets, 14 16 Balder Succes, Twinlight, Uxizandre, 20 Captain Conan, Hidden Cyclone, Simply Ned, 25 Bar

**BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle
4-6 Hurricane Fly, 13-8 Jezki, 14 Arctic Fire, Diakali, Fiscal Focus, 20 Tiger Roll, 66 Plinth

**Betfair Hurdle
10 Emerging Talent, 12 Activial, Calipto, Snake Eyes, 14 Arctic Fire, Fascino Rustico, Jolly’s Cracked It, Pine Creek, Seedling, Sign Of A Victory, Top Notch, 16 Balgarry, Blair Perrone, Daneking, Dawalan, Garde La Victoire, Goodwood Mirage, 20 Bar

**Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
9-4 Douvan, 9-2 L’Ami Serge, 8 Alvisio Ville, 16 Jollyallan, Nichols Canyon, Shaneshill, Silver Concorde, Tell Us More, 20 Moon Racer, Vigil,

**Racing Post Arkle Chase
9-4 Un De Sceaux, 6 Vautour, 8 Clarcam, Gilgamboa, 12 Josses Hill, 14 Vibrato Valtat, 16 Irish Saint, 20 Court Minstrel, Dunraven Storm, God’s Own, Sgt Reckless

**Champion Hurdle
11-10 Faugheen, 5-2 The New One, 11-2 Jezki, 12 Hurricane Fly, 20 Annie Power, Arctic Fire, 33 Purple Bay, Tiger Roll, Vaniteux, 40 Sign Of A Victory, Irving

**David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle
Evs Annie Power, 4 Aurore D’Estruval, 13-2 Glens Melody, 8 Morning Run, 10 Carole’s Spirit, Carrigmoorna Rock, Polly Peachum, 16 Little King Robin

**National Hunt Chase
7-2 Don Poli, 10 Sausalito Sunrise, The Young Master, 12 Sego Success, 14 Southfield Theatre, Very Wood, 16 Mala Beach

**Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
5 Douvan, 8 Parlour Games, Shaneshill, 10 Tell Us More, 12 Out Sam, Value At Risk Windsor Park, 14 Tea For Two, 16 Free Expression, Jollyallan, McKinley, Nichols Canyon, Vyta Du Roc, 20 Blaklion, Free Expression, Robinsfirth, Silver Concorde, Vigil,

**RSA Chase
5 Kings Palace, Don Poli, 10 Coneygree, 12 The Young Master, Valseur Lido, 14 Champagne West, Close Touch, 16 Champagne West, Saphir De Reu, Sausalito Sunrise, Whisper, 20 Pont Alexandre, Southfield Theatre,

**Weatherbys Champion Bumper
8 As Quart De Tour, 10 Bordoni, Up For Review, 12 Moon Racer, Vigil, 14 Supasundae, 16 Pylonthepressure

**Ryanair Chase
5 Dynaste, 6 Champagne Fever, 7 Don Cossack, 8 Cue Card, 10 Al Ferof, Balder Succes, 12 Johns Spirit, 16 Ballycasey, Hidden Cyclone, Menorah, Taquin De Seuil, Uxizandre, 20 Ballynagour, Boston Bob, Djakadam, Eduard, Ma Filleule, Present View, Rajdhani Express, Texas Jack, Wishfull Thinking, Wonderful Charm, 25 Bar

**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
7-2 More Of That, 8 Briar Hill, Lieutenant Colonel, Rock On Ruby, 10 Zarkandar, 12 Annie Power, Beat That, 16 Cole Harden, Diakali, Jetson, Monksland, Whisper, 20 At Fisher’s Cross, Reve De Sivola, Un Temps Pour Tout

**JLT Novices’ Chase
7-2 Vautour, 4 Ptit Zig, 6 Gilgamboa, Valseur Lido, 10 Apache Stronghold, Close Touch, Saphir Du Rheu, 12 Irish Saint, 14 Splash Of Ginge, 16 Champagne West, Coneygree, Rule The World

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
5-2 Peace And Co, 7 Bristol De Mai, 10 Kalkir, 14 Bivouac, Hargam, 16 Fiscal Focus, Karezak, Timiyan, Top Notch, Vercingetorix, 25 Chartbreaker, Golden Doyen, Marakoush, Nyanza, Pain Au Chocolat, Starchitect,

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
6 No More Heroes, 8 Black Hercules, 10 Blaklion, 12 Value At Risk, 14 Tell Us More, Thomas Brown, 16 Fletcher’s Flyer, Free Expression, Killultagh Vic, Milsean, Shaneshill, Tea For Two, Vigil

**Cheltenham Gold Cup
11-4 Silviniaco Conti, 8 Road To Riches, 10 Lord Windermere, 14 Holywell, Many Clouds, 16 Bob’s Worth, Boston Bob, Don Cossack, Dynaste, On His Own, Shutthefrontdoor, 20 Carlingford Lough, Champagne Fever, Smad Place, 25 Al Ferof, Sam Winner, Kings Palace, The Giant Bolster, Taquin De Seuil, Ma Filleule, 33 Coneygree, Djakadam, Unioniste, Morning Assembly, Ballycasey, 40 Bar

**Crabbie’s Grand National
20 Shutthefrontdoor, Unioniste, 25 Godsmejudge, Sam Winner, Balthazar King, Long Run, Ma Filleule, Mendip Express, Merry King, Pineau De Re, Rocky Creek, Spring Heeled, Teaforthree, 33 Across The Bay, Alvarado, Hawkes Point, Many Clouds, Monbeg Dude, Saint Are, Triolo D’Alene,

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438