Thyme Hill 7/2 favourite for Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot
Six-year-old favourite for Ascot Grade 1 contest
Following the latest entry stage ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot, Thyme Hill has been placed as 7/2 favourite for victory.
The six-year-old Philip Hobbs-trained gelding leads the field, ahead of former winner Paisley Park, who is the 2/1 second favourite.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Thyme Hill and Paisley Park are locked together as our 5/1 joint favourites for the Stayers’ Hurdle, but a clear-cut victory for either of the market leaders at Ascot on Saturday will ensure we head into 2021 with a clear frontrunner for glory in March.”
Elsewhere, Monalee has been cut to 7/1 (from 10/1) in the betting for the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase, alongside Lostintranslation. Cyrname and Clan Des Obeaux retain 2/1 favouritism.
Ahead of the Coral sponsored Welsh Grand National, Secret Reprieve has been cut again to 4/1 (from 5/1), with Springfield Fox and Truckers Lodge the nearest challengers at 10/1.
Long Walk Hurdle
7/4 Thyme Hill, 2/1 Paisley Park, 5/1 Sire Du Berlais, 11/2 Roksana, 10/1 Main Fact, 16/1 Younevercall, 20/1 The Worlds End, 25/1 Lil Rockerfeller, The Jam Man, Thistlecrack, Thomas Darby
5/1 Paisley Park, Thyme Hill, 7/1 Sire Du Berlais, 8/1 Benie Des Dieux, 12/1 Monkfish, 25/1 Lisnagar Oscar, McFabulous
Ascot Silver Cup
4/1 The Conditional, 5/1 Espoir De Guye, 7/1 Itchy Feet, Quarenta, Regal Encore, 8/1 Kildisart, 10/1 Mister Malarky, Shantou Village, 14/1 Bennys King, Beware The Bear, 16/1 Ardlethen
4/1 Buzz, 6/1 Third Time Lucki, 8/1 Benson, 10/1 Milkwood, 12/1 Arrivederci, Time Flies By, 14/1 Botox has, Isolate, Kid Commando, Malaya, Oakley
Ladbrokes King George VI Chase
2/1 Cyrname, Clan Des Obeaux, 7/1 Lostintranslation, Monalee, 16/1 Allaho, Kemboy, Real Steel, 20/1 Frodon, Waiting Patiently
Coral Welsh Grand National
4/1 Secret Reprieve, 10/1 Springfield Fox, Truckers Lodge, 14/1 Ramses De Teillee, Newtide, Notachance, Sam Brown, 16/1 At The Acorn, Cloudy Glen, Lord Du Mesnil, Vieux Lion Rouge, Yala Enki
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.