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Well-backed Kalkir new favourite for Hurdle

| 12.01.2016

The Willie Mullins-trained Kalkir is the new 7-1 (from 12-1) favourite with the sponsor for Sunday’s Hurdle, following sustained support for the 5-y-o.  Former market leader De Name Escapes Me is eased to 10-1 (from 8-1), the same price as Whatsforuwontgobyu.

“Despite being absent from the track since last season’s Triumph Hurdle, Kalkir has been all the rage for the Hurdle, having been a 16-1 chance when we opened betting a week ago, and it will take a big move for another runner to prevent him being sent off favourite on Sunday,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

** Hurdle

7 (from 12) Kalkir, 10 De Name Escapes Me, Whatsforuwontgobyu, 12 Desoto County, Diamond King, Herminator, Ice Cold Soul, Sir Scorpion, 14 Tully East, Vive La France, 16 After Rain, Bamako Moriviere, Champagne At Tara, Harvey Logan, Princely Conn, Sizing Tennessee, Tigris River, Waxies Dargle, 20 Bar

** Leopardstown Chase

7 Dressedtothenines, Fine Rightly, Ucello Conti, 8 Rule The World, 10 Blood Cotil, 12 Gallant Oscar, Guitar Pete, Heathfield, Killer Crow, Living Next Door, Noble Emperor, Rossvoss, Seabass, 14 Ballycasey, Empire Of Dirt, Folsom Blue, Jacksonslady, Lord Scoundrel, Mozoltov, Talbot Road, 16 Bar


Further Information Contact

David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.