Nassalam heads betting for Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle
Irish-trained Quilixios and Duffle Coat ruled out of Grade 1 contest
Ahead of Saturday’s Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow, Nassalam has been placed as the even-money favourite to win.
The four-year-old Gary Moore-trained gelding is ahead of Hous Gris, the 11/4 second favourite, in the betting after the Irish-trained pair Quilixios and Duffle Coat were ruled out.
Adagio comes in as the third favourite at 9/2, with Elham Valley an 8/1 shot to win the Grade 1 contest.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “With the Gordon Elliott duo unable to travel from Ireland to Wales, Nassalam is a warm order to step up from his two runaway Fontwell victories and take this Grade 1 prize. And any punters who backed either Quilixios or Duffle Coat ante-post will get their stakes refunded.”
Another former champion, Altior, is 10/1 in the betting, with Nube Negra, his recent Kempton conqueror the same price.
Elsewhere, Min is the 5/1 favourite for the Ryanair Chase, with Imperial Aura next up at 6/1.
Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle
Evs Nassalam, 11/4 Houx Gris, 9/2 Adagio, 8/1 Elham Valley, 16/1 Yggdrasil, 20/1 Bannister, 33/1 Mr Shady, 50/1 Pyramid Place
Silviniaco Conti Chase
5/6 Imperial Aura, 3/1 Master Tommytucker, 9/2 Riders Onthestorm, 8/1 Clondaw Castle
Queen Mother Champion Chase
5/4 Chacun Pour Soi, 6/1 Politologue, 10/1 Altior, Nube Negra, 14/1 Defi Du Seuil, Put The Kettle On, 16/1 Duc Des Genievres, Notebook, 25/1 Min, Rouge Vif
5/1 Min, 6/1 Imperial Aura, 8/1 A Plus Tard, Melon, 10/1 Allaho, Saint Calvados, 14/1 Kemboy, Mister Fisher, Samcro, Waiting Patiently, 16/1 Altior, Chacun Pour Soi, Cyrname, Defi Du Seuil
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.