Racing: RACING'S FUTURES MARKET

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Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Handicap Chase: Challenger Du Luc is a top-priced 7-1 with the Tote - Ladbrokes go 5-1 - while Billygoat Gruff is 8-1 (Ladbrokes) - William Hill go 6-1. Coome Hill is 10-1 (Coral) - William Hill, Ladbrokes and the Tote go 7-1 - while Couldnt Be Better is 16-1 (Coral) - Ladbrokes go 11-1. Johnny Setaside is 20-1 (Ladbrokes) - Coral go 12-1 - while Feathered Gale is 25-1 (William Hill) - Coral go 12-1.

1997 Champion Hurdle: Alderbrook is 5-1 (Tote) - William Hill and Ladbrokes go 4-1 - ahead of his reappearance in this Saturday's Fighting Fifth Limited Handicap Hurdle at Newcastle.

1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase: Nahthen Lad is 25-1 (William Hill) - Coral go 14-1.

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup H'cap Chase (3m 2f 110yds)

Horse (Trainer) Coral William Hill Ladbrokes Tote

The Grey Monk (G Richards/10st3lb) 7-4 6-4 6-4 15-8

Challenger Du Luc (M Pipe/10st10lb) 6-1 6-1 5-1 7-1

Billygoat Gruff (D Nicholson/9st11lb) 7-1 6-1 8-1 7-1

Coome Hill (W Dennis/9st12lb) 10-1 7-1 7-1 7-1

Unguided Missile (G Richards/11st2lb) *6-1 doubtful *7-1 9-1

Suny Bay (C Brooks/10st8lb) doubtful doubtful *8-1 10-1

General Crack (P Nicholls/9st13lb) 12-1 12-1 11-1 12-1

Couldnt Be Better (C Brooks/11st10lb) 16-1 12-1 11-1 14-1

Lo Stregone (T Tate/11st) 16-1 16-1 12-1 18-1

Dextra Dove (S Earle/10st1lb) 20-1 14-1 16-1 16-1

Johnny Setaside (N Meade/10st8lb) 12-1 14-1 20-1 16-1

Belmont King (P Nicholls/9st13lb) 16-1 16-1 25-1 25-1

Feathered Gale (A L T Moore/10st11lb) 12-1 25-1 16-1 20-1

Old Bridge (A Turnell/9st10lb) 20-1 25-1 25-1 25-1

Midnight Caller (N T Chance/9st13lb) 20-1 25-1 33-1 25-1

Grange Brake (N T-Davies/9st2lb) 50-1 66-1 66-1 100-1

Each-way a quarter the odds, places 1, 2, 3 (Newbury, Saturday) * with a run

1997 Champion Hurdle (2m)

Horse (Trainer) Coral William Hill Ladbrokes Tote

Alderbrook (K Bailey) 9-2 4-1 4-1 5-1

Collier Bay (J Old) 7-1 7-1 7-1 6-1

Dato Star (J M Jefferson) 14-1 14-1 14-1 14-1

Large Action (O Sherwood) 14-1 14-1 12-1 14-1

Castle Sweep (D Nicholson) 14-1 14-1 14-1 16-1

Escartefigue (M Pipe) 16-1 14-1 14-1 14-1

Urubande (A O'Brien) 14-1 16-1 16-1 14-1

Moonax (B Hills) 20-1 16-1 20-1 14-1

Relkeel (D Nicholson) 20-1 20-1 20-1 20-1

Each-way a quarter the odds, places 1, 2, 3 (Cheltenham, Tuesday, 11 March)

1997 Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (3m 2f 110yds)

Horse (Trainer) Coral William Hill Ladbrokes Tote

Imperial Call (F Sutherland) 7-2 7-2 7-2 3-1

One Man (G Richards) 8-1 8-1 7-1 8-1

Rough Quest (T Casey) 10-1 12-1 12-1 12-1

The Grey Monk (G Richards) 10-1 12-1 10-1 10-1

Mr Mulligan (N Chance) 16-1 20-1 16-1 20-1

Addington Boy (G Richards) 25-1 25-1 25-1 25-1

Banjo (D Nicholson) 25-1 20-1 20-1 20-1

Danoli (T Foley) 25-1 25-1 25-1 25-1

Nahthen Lad (Mrs J Pitman) 14-1 25-1 20-1 20-1

Each-way a quarter the odds, places 1, 2, 3 (Cheltenham, Thursday, 13 March)

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