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Tidal Bay backed to give Nicholls and Walsh more big race success

Tidal Bay is 3-1 (from 4-1) second favourite with Coral for Sunday’s Irish Hennessy Gold Cup, following sustained support for the former Lexus Chase winner today. First Lieutenant remains favourite but is eased to 2-1 (from 13-8), while Last Instalment is also easy to back and is out to 4-1 (from 7-2).

“Punters have profited from the Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh partnership over the years, and with the old allies joining forces once again, and with Tidal Bay a proven Grade One winner at Leopardstown, the 13-y-o could well be sent off favourite on Sunday,” reckoned Coral’s David Stevens.

**Irish Hennessy Gold Cup
2 First Lieutenant, 3 Tidal Bay, 4 Last Instalment, 5 Lyreen Legend, 8 Lord Windermere, 12 Texas Jack, 20 Roi Du Mee

**Betfair Hurdle
6 Irving, Irish Saint, Rolling Star, 8 Dell’ Arca, 10 Cheltenian, Smashing, 12 Vendor, 14 Deep Trouble, Swing Bowler, 16 Alaivan, Melodic Rendezvous, 20 Chris Pea Green, Far West, Kashmir Peak, Montbazon, Splash Of Ginge, Swing Bowler, Totalize, Vasco Du Ronceray, 25 Bar

**Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
8 The Tullow Tank, Vautour, 10 Irving, 12 Josses Hill, Wicklow Brave, 14 Ivan Grozny, West Wizard, 16 Royal Boy, Valseur Lido, Western Boy, 20 Aklan, Ballyalton, Briar Hill, Broughton, Dell’Arca, Faugheen, Gilgamboa, Legacy Gold, Lieutenant Colonel, Moyle Park, Pearl Castle, Regal Encore, Sure Reef, The Liquidator, Willow’s Saviour, Vieux Lion Rouge, Zamdy Man, 25 Bar

**Racing Post Arkle
4 Champagne Fever, 6 Dodging Bullets, Trifolium, 8 Hinterland, Rock On Ruby, 10 Valdez, 12 Felix Yonger, 16 Grandouet, 20 Ballycasey, 25 Bar

**Stan James Champion Hurdle
3 The New One, 10-3 Hurricane Fly, 7-2 My Tent Or Yours, 5 Our Conor, 7 Annie Power, 12 Jezki, Un De Sceaux, 33 Melodic Rendezvous, 40 Grandouet, 50 Bar

**David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle
8-11 Quevega, 7 Cockney Sparrow, 12 Highland Retreat, 14 Glens Melody, 20 Caroles Spirit

**National Hunt Chase
7 Foxrock, 8 Corrin Wood, Mendip Express, Sam Winner, Shotgun Paddy, 10 Ballycasey, Black Thunder, 12 Double Seven, Holywell, Just A Par, Morning Assembly, 14 Don Cossack, 16 Bar

**Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle
4 Faugheen, 6 Red Sherlock, 12 Apache Stronghold, Kings Palace, 14 Ballyalton, Royal Boy, The Tullow Tank, 16 Briar Hill, Captain Cutter, Rathvinden, Sure Reef, 20 Beat That, Clondaw Court, Deputy Dan, Gilgamboa, Oscar Rock, The Liquidator, Urban Hymn, Vautour, 25 Bar

**RSA Chase
8 Ballycasey, Carlingford Lough, Morning Assembly, 10 Corrin Wood, Don Cossack, Smad Place, 12 Champagne Fever, Taquin Du Seuil, 14 Djakadam, 16 Black Thunder, Foxrock, Gevrey Chambertin, Le Bec, Mendip Express, Wonderful Charm, 20 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 Golantilla, Modus, 14 El Namoose, Silver Concorde, Value At Risk, Windsor Park, 16 Royal Cavalier, 20 Seven Nation Army, 25 Aqalim, Joshua Lane,

**JLT Novices’ Chase
6 Champagne Fever, Wonderful Charm, 7 Oscar Whisky, 8 Taquin Du Seuil, 10 Felix Yonger, Trifolium, Vukovar, 12 Djakadam, 14 Ballycasey, Bright New Dawn, Double Ross, Uxizandre, 16 Bar

**Ryanair Chase
3 Cue Card, 5 Benefficient, 7 Al Ferof, 10 Dynaste, First Lieutenant, Marito, 12 Arvika Ligeonniere, 14 Captain Conan, Hidden Cyclone, Menorah, Wonderful Charm, 16 Baily Green, Module, Riverside Theatre, Sizing Europe, Wishfull Thinking, 20 Bar

**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
9-4 Big Buck’s, 3 Annie Power, 6 At Fishers Cross, More Of That, 8 Quevega, Rule The World, 10 Zarkandar, 12 Saphir De Rheu, 14 Celestial Halo, 16 Monksland, Boston Bob,20 Reve De Sivola, Salubrious, 33 Bar

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
8 Ivan Grozny, Le Rocher, 10 Calipto, 12 Broughton, 14 Fox Norton, Gitane Du Berlais, Plinth, 16 Guitar Pete, Pearl Castle, Rutherglen, 20 Adriana Des Mottes, Dawalan, Royal Irish Hussar, 25 Bar

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
4 King’s Palace, 5 Briar Hill, 8 Faugheen, 10 Captain Cutter, Red Sherlock, 12 Champagne West, Clondaw Court, Royal Boy, 14 Deputy Dan, Urban Hymn, Vautour, 16 Apache Jack, Rathvinden, Sure Reef, Valseur Lido, 20 Bar

**Betfred Gold Cup
2 Bobs Worth, 7-2 Silviniaco Conti, 8 Cue Card, First Lieutenant, 10 Al Ferof, 16 Rubi Ball, 20 The Giant Bolster, 25 Boston Bob, Dynaste, Long Run, Lord Windermere, 33 Captain Chris, Last Instalment, Monbeg Dude, Rocky Creek, Tidal Bay, Triolo d’Alene, 40 Bar

**Crabbies Grand National
16 Monbeg Dude, 20 Merry King, On His Own, Prince De Beauchene, Teaforthree, Triolo D’Alene, 25 Alfie Sherrin, Colbert Station, Godsmejudge, Hawkes Point, Long Run, Mossey Joe, Mountainous, Rocky Creek, Seabass, Tidal Bay, 33 Balthazar King, Carlingford Lough, Home Farm, Katenko, Liberty Counsel, Rockaboya, Shakalakaboomboom, Sunnyhillboy, The Rainbow Hunter, Vintage Star, 40 Bar

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438