Racing: Business heads the market

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SEE MORE BUSINESS was installed 5-2 favourite when betting opened yesterday for the King George V1 Chase at Kempton on 27 December.

Coral have put Looks Like Trouble, third to See More Business at Wetherby on 30 October, in at 9-2 and then go 7-1 Strong Promise, 8-1 Call Equiname and Majadou, 10-1 Double Thriller, 12-1 Escartefigue, 16-1 Imperial Call and Stormyfairweather, 20-1 Simply Dashing and Macgeorge, 25-1 Unsinkable Boxer, 33-1 bar.

With Istabraq at evens in the Champion Hurdle, Coral have opened a book without him.

Their spokesman Simon Clare said: "Ante post betting on the Champion Hurdle is all but dead, and hopefully betting without Istabraq will breathe new life into the race."

Hors La Loi heads the new list at 3-1, followed by 8-1 Theatreworld and Wahiba Sands, 10-1 Katarino, 12-1 Far Cry and Make A Stand, 14-1 Stage Affair, Happy Change and Sir Talbot, 16-1 Persian Punch and Cardiff Arms, 20-1 bar.