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Tuesday, January 1, 2008



BLAZING BAILEY’S ODDS HALVED FOR WORLD HURDLE FOLLOWING NEW YEARS DAY VICTORY


Blazing Bailey’s odds for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle have been halved following his runaway victory at Cheltenham this afternoon. Alan King’s charge was cut from 14-1 to 7-1 for the World Hurdle by William Hill. Meanwhile, Witchita Lineman, who was eight lengths back in second place, has been pushed out from 4-1 to 5-1 for the March contest.


Tony Kenny from Hills commented: “It was a brilliant performance from Blazing Bailey, and on that form you could see him playing a major part in this year’s World Hurdle.”

He continued: “He seems to love the hill at Cheltenham, and if the ground came up testing then you’d have to give him a great chance of getting the better of the defending champion Inglis Drever.”

Ladbrokes World Hurdle: 2-1 Inglis Drever (from 9-4), 5-1 Wichita Lineman (from 4-1), 7-1 Blazing Bailey (from 14-1), 8-1 Hardy Eustace, 14-1 Lough Derg, Flight Leader, Kasbah Bliss, 20-1 Afsoun, Aran Concerto, Millenium Royal, Ringaroses, Special Envoy, 25-1 Gaspara (from 40-1).



‘DO THE TRICK’ - FAVOURITE FOR PIERSE HURDLE


Bookmakers William Hill have installed the Mick Halford trained Do The Trick as their 11-2 favourite for the Pierse Hurdle on the 13th of January. The seven-year-old is rated 19 pounds lower than the top rated Hide The Evidence, who is expected to shoulder top weight in the two mile contest.

Other notable entries in the Pierse include last year’s runner-up Artiste Bay, and Merchant Paddy and Moskova, who were both victorious at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day.



Sunday 13th January

Pierse Hurdle: (William Hill Bet) 11-2 Do The Trick, 7-1 Roman Villa, 9-1 Indian Pace, 10-1 Deutschland, 12-1 Jayo, Shazand, 14-1 Bahrain Storm, Barker, Lenrey, O’hana, Princelet, 16-1 Finns Cross, Merchant Paddy (from 20-1), Narqoid, Notable Destruval, Silver Jaro, Total Victory, Viso, 20-1 Alexander Taipan, Boulavogue, Carthalawn, Dancing Lyra, Dark Bolero, Jaamid, Lyceum. Le Marquis, Power Elite, The Spoonplayer, Tiger Cry, Victram, 25-1 Akarem, Albanov, Ale Bisao, Artiste Bay, Hide The Evidence, Island Life, Leading Run, Maxxium, Marikhar, Moskova (from 33-1), Ri Na Deise, Salt Lake, 33-1 Bar


HOT HORSES


Irish Independent Arkle: 20-1 Nicanor (from 25-1), 25-1 Lead On (first show)

Royal & Sun Alliance Chase: 25-1 Lead On (first show)

JCB Triumph Hurdle: 16-1 Ashkazar (from 20-1)

John Smiths Grand National: 25-1 Snowy Morning (first show)

Pierse Hurdle: 16-1 Merchant Paddy (from 20-1), 25-1 Moskova (from 33-1)

Ladbrokes World Hurdle: 2-1 Inglis Drever (from 9-4), 7-1 Blazing Bailey
(from 14-1), 25-1 Gaspara (from 40-1)


2008 CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL


Supreme Novice Hurdle: 8-1 Muirhead, 10-1 Cork All Star, 12-1 Forpadydeplasterer, Kyber Kim, Whatuthink, 16-1 Calgary Bay, Zebra Crossing, 20-1 Alfie Flits, Megans Joy, 25-1 Captain Cee Bee, I'msingingtheblues, Kid Charlemagne, Snap Tie, Song of Songs, Sophocles, 33-1 Blue Bajan, County Zen, Woolcombe Folly, 40-1 Theatrical Moment (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Irish Independent Arkle: 8-1 Tidal Bay, 12-1 Acambo,16-1 Barbers Shop, Big Bucks, Noland, Pedrobob, Perce Rock, Wins Now, 20-1 Aran Concerto, Glencove Marina, Mahogany Blaze, Marodima, Moon Nicanor (from 25-1), Over Miami, Russian Around, 25-1 Chiaro, De Soto, Desert Quest, Lead On (first show), Predateur, 33-1 Kicks For Free, Leslingtaylor, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle: 4-1 Sublimity, 6-1 Osana, 7-1 Harchibald, Katchit, 10-1 Sizing Europe, Straw Bear, 20-1 Al Eile, Black Jack Ketchum, 25-1 Afsoun, Aitmatov, Blythe Knight, Hardy Eustace, Jazz Messenger, 33-1 Amaretto Rose, Bobs Pride, Clopf, Ebaziyan, Farmer Brown, Lounaos, Mountain, Silent Oscar, 40-1 Desert Quest, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Royal & Sun Alliance Chase: 6-1 Tidal Bay, 10-1 Joe Lively, Nevada Royale, 16-1 Aran Concerto, Duc De Regniere, Nicanor, 20-1 Here’s Johnny, Hobbs Hills, Money Trix, 25-1 Air Force One, Arrive Sir Clive, Gold Medallist, Lead On (first show), Travino, 33-1 Albertas Run, Mark The Book, 40-1 Imperial Commander, Ornais, 66-1 Open Ocean (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase: 7-4 Twist Magic, 11-4 Voy Por Ustedes, 14-1 Mansony, Nickname, 16-1 Dempsey, Fair Along, Newmill, 20-1 Don't Push It, Jack The Giant, 25-1 Ashleybrook, 33-1 Faasel, Sporazene, 40-1 Andreas, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Ballymore Properties Novice Hurdle: 12-1 Souffleur, 16-1 Elusive Dream, Woodbine Willie, 20-1 Aranleigh, 25-1 Crocodiles Rock, Razor Royale, The Tother One, Trafford Lad, 33-1 Lightning Strike, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Ladbrokes World Hurdle: 2-1 Inglis Drever (from 9-4), 5-1 Wichita Lineman (from 4-1), 7-1 Blazing Bailey (from 14-1), 8-1 Hardy Eustace, 14-1 Lough Derg, Flight Leader, Kasbah Bliss, 20-1 Afsoun, Aran Concerto, Millenium Royal, Ringaroses, Special Envoy, 25-1 Gaspara (from 40-1), Pouvoir, 33-1 Chief Dan George, Overstrand, United, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

JCB Triumph Hurdle: 5-1 Franchoek, 7-1 Celestial Halo, 12-1 Tatenen (doubtful), 16-1 Ashkazar (from 20-1), Harper Valley, 20-1 Mamlook, 25-1 Metaphoric, The Grey Berry, Won in the Dark, 33-1 Consulate, Emerald Wilderness, Hibiki, Red Flare, Serabad, Temlett, 40-1 Beverley Hill Billy, 50-1 Art Professor, (EW a quarter 1,2,3,4 Others Upon Application)

Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup: 5-4 Kauto Star, 15-8 Denman, 10-1 Exotic Dancer, 25-1 Mossbank, Star de Mohaison, 33-1 Aces Four, In Compliance, Kicking King, The Listener, 40-1 Don't Push It, Halcon Genelardais, 50-1 Another Promise, Cailin Alainn, L'Ami, Neptune Collonges, Racing Demon, State of Play, Turpin Green, 66-1 Forget The Past, (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)

Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup: - Who Will Ruby Walsh ride in the Gold Cup: 1-4 Kauto Star, 11-4 Denman (Bets void if one or neither run in the Gold Cup)


NATIONAL HUNT MARKETS


5th April 2008
John Smiths Grand National: 12-1 Mr Pointment, 16-1 Bewleys Berry, Butlers Cabin, Hot Weld, Simon, 20-1 Hedgehunter, McKelvey, 25-1 Cloudy Lane, Point Barrow, Royal County Star, Slim Pickings, Snowy Morning (first show), 33-1 Comply Or Die, Numbersixvalverde, Rambling Minster, 40-1 Longshanks, 50-1 Irish Raptor (Others Upon Application)

Ends 26th April
2008 BHA Order of Merit: 4-7 Kauto Star, 8-1 Exotic Dancer, Voy Por Ustedes, 9-1 Twist Magic, 10-1 Denman, 12-1 Inglis Drever, Lough Derg, Osana, 14-1 Monets Garden, 16-1 Black Jack Ketchum, Katchit, 20-1 Wichita Lineman, 33-1 Blazing Bailey, Blythe Knight, Dempsey, Fair Along, Kings Quay, My Way de Solzen (EW a quarter 1,2,3 Others Upon Application)


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