By Andrew Atkinson
Nicky Henderson trained Marie’s Rock has been heavily backed into 6-1 from 10-1 to land the Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday – with prizemoney £100,000 up for grabs.
Marie’s Rock, a Listed mares’ novice hurdle winner in 2019, among 20 declarations, romped to a 7 lengths win over course and distance on King George VI Chase day.
Henderson is also represented by James Bowen, up on top weight Call Me Lord and Connor Brace, who rides Monte Cristo.
Marie’s Rock, entered in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle at the March Cheltenham Festival, could see odds of 25-1 slashed, if returning to the winner’s enclosure.
Harry Cobden rides 11-2 favourite Gelino Bello, who returns after finishing second behind Albert Bartlett favourite Blazing Khal in a Grade 2 Novice Hurdles at Cheltenham.
Dan Skelton trained Ch’tibello (2.40) is tipped each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info at odds of 8-1, with Evan Williams trained Dans Le Vent worthy of each-way support at 12-1.
The Grade 2 Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase over 2m 4f has £80,000 up for grabs – with a paltry four runners going to post.
Nicky Henderson trained Mister Fisher (2.05) under James Bowen, tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info, Eldorado Allen, Rouge Vif and Defi Du Seuil vying for the purse.
Paul Nicholls trained Milan Bridge (12.55) is tipped to win the Coral Novices Hurdle.
Smarty Wild (3.15) trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by T.J. O’Brien is tipped to win the Class 2 Coral Handicap Chase over 3 miles.
Gary Moore saddles Royaume Uni (3.50) ridden by Jamie Moore tipped each-way in the Class 3 Coral Handicap Hurdle over 2m.
Coral Listed Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle 2 miles 5 furlongs runners and riders
Call Me Lord James Bowen
Ch’tibello Tristan Durrell
Dans Le Vent Isabel Williams
Marie’s Rock Nico de Boinville
William Henry Jack Tudor
Monte Cristo Connor Brace
Gelino Bello Harry Cobden
Quinta Do Mar Luca Morgan
Carys’ Commodity Jonjo O’Neill Jr
Cabot Cliffs Bridget Andrews
Up For Parol Gavin Sheehan
Earth Lord Tom O’Brien
Highway One O Two Jamie Moore
Press Your Luck Brendan Powell
Green Book Ned Fox
Cobblers Dream Jack Quinlan
Commanche Red Fergus Gillard
Bold Plan Sean Bowen
Foster’sisland Emma Smith-Chaston
On My Command Jonathan Burke
Coral Lanzarote Hurdle betting: 11-2 Gelino Bello, 6-1 Marie’s Rock, Up For Parol, 7-1 Green Book, 15-2 Earth Lord, 11-1 Cobblers Dream, Dans Le Vent Ch’Tibello, On My Command, Quinta Do Mar, 22-1 bar.
KEMPTON PARK fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.20 Dirham Emirati. 12.55 Milan Bridge. 1.32 Fanzio (ew). 2.05 Mister Fisher. 2.40 Ch’tibello (ew) Dans Le Vent (ew). 3.15 Smarty Wild. 3.50 Royaume Uni (ew)