Racing's futures market

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The Independent Online
By Ian Davies

AFTER his victory in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on Saturday, Ask Tom is a top-priced 3-1 with Coral and William Hill for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Kadastrof, who ran exceptionally well for a novice to be runner-up, is a top-priced 8-1 with William Hill and the Tote for the Arkle Trophy, a price which is unlikely to last long once punters have digested the form-book implications of his performance. He is also 20- 1 with Coral for the Queen Mother Champion Chase but will surely tackle the Arkle, for which he now holds a favourite's chance.

The Tote Gold Trophy winner Sharpical is 25-1 with William Hill for the Champion Hurdle, while the three-length Gold Trophy runner up, Kerawi, who was conceding 11lb, is 20-1 with William Hill and the Tote.