Newbury News Ltd. Print-Digital-Social

Happy Harry makes the Betfair cut

Twenty-two runners set to line up for £155,000 Saturday showpiece

Malcolm Howe



Happy Harry makes the Betfair cut

Harry Whittington

HARRY Whittington’s Affaire D’Honneur is among the horses to make the cut and will line up or Saturday’s £155,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

With the going against some potential runners - including Jonjo O’ Neill’s World Hurdle star More Of That, withdrawn from the Betfair Novices Chase on the day - the field will comprise 22 runners, five of those from Ireland's champion jump trainer Willie Mullins.

His team is headed by the J P McManus-owned Blazer under Barry Geraghty, the likely favourite, Dicosimo, Kalkir, Ivan Grozny and Buiseness Sivola.

Mullins has yet to have a horse placed in the race from 11 runners, but Paul Nicholls has 6/1 second favourite Modus in the mix while heading the weights is last year's runner-up Cheltenian, with Tom O’Brien riding the Philip Hobbs-trainded horse.

Hobbs also has War Sound and Sternrubin in the race.

Th current Betfair prices are:- 7/2 Blazer; 6/1 Modus; 7/1 Sternrubin; 8/1 War Sound; 12/1 Affaire D'Honneur, Forest Bihan, Starchitect; 14/1 Kalkir, Dicosimo; 16/1 Zarib; 20/1 Agrapart, Buiseness Sivola, Cheltenian, Mad Jack Mytton; 25/1 Flying Angel; 33/1 Baby King, Champagne At Tara, Ivan Grozny, Matorico, Montbazon, Waxies Dargle; 50/1 Chieftains Choice.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000