Racing: Racing's Futures Market

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Mr Mulligan, who made heavy weather of beating Ask Me Later, carrying 54lb more than his true handicap weight, at Ayr on Saturday, is now 10- 1 with Coral and Ladbrokes for the Gold Cup.

Ladbrokes yesterday cut Trying Again from 16-1 to 8-1 for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury a week on Saturday after heavy support. David Gandolfo confirmed rumours that he has booked Richard Dunwoody for the horse.

Ladbrokes and William Hill make Simply Dashing favourite for Saturday's First Bank Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot. He had Murphy's Gold Cup winner Senor El Betrutti 15 lengths behind when winning at Wetherby on his reappearance.

William Hill bet on the the First Bank Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2m 3f 110yd, Ascot, Saturday): 7-4 Simply Dashing, 9-2 Or Royal, 6-1 Jeffell, 7-1 Fine Thyne, 8-1 Frazer Island, 12-1 Around The Gale, 12-1 Stately Home, 12-1 Wild West Wind, 14-1 Redeemyourself, 20-1 Linton Rocks, 25- 1 Art Prince, 25-1 Greenback, 33-1 Monks Soham.

Ladbrokes bet: 7-4 Simply Dashing, 9-2 Or Royal, 5-1 Jeffell, 7-1 Fine Thyne, 10-1 Around The Gale, 11-1 Frazer Island, 12-1 Redeemyourself, 12-1 Stately Home, 14-1 Linton Rocks, 14-1 Wild West Wind, 25-1 Art Prince, 25-1 Greenback, 33-1 Monks Soham. (Best prices in bold).

Ladbrokes bet on the Hennessy Gold Cup Handicap Chase (3m 2f 110yd, Newbury, Saturday, 29 November): 9-2 with a run Banjo, Djeddah, 7-1 Barton Bank, 8-1 Coome Hill, Eudipe, Trying Again, 10-1 Time For A Run, 12-1 Belmont King, Suny Bay, 14-1 General Wolfe, 16-1 Celtic Abbey, Baronet, Colonel In Chief, Go Ballistic, Harwell Lad, Indian Tracker.