Invitation Only The Thyestes Chase Favourite For Mullins
Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott horses dominated final declarations for Thursday’s Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park with 14 out of the final 18 set to go to post trained by the prolific pair.
It’s the former however who seems to have the upper hand, according to the betting, with Invitation Only the 6/1 favourite from 8/1 with us to hand the Clonsutton handler his first win in the race since Djakadam in 2015.
Some Neck is a joint-second favourite for Mullins at 8/1 having won over a shorter trip last time out.
Monbeg Notorious, a current 50/1 antepost chance in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, is one of the best-backed of Gordon Elliott’s candidates and is 10/1 to win the race for the second year in succession.
Jack Kennedy’s mount General Principle also went 10/1 from 14/1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Mall Dini, the other 8/1 joint favourite having opened up at 14/1, is the main danger to Mullins and Elliott in the betting and will be ridden by Patrick Mullins, who steered the Pat Kelly-trained 9-year-old to second in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham the last time he partnered him.
*Prices correct at time of publication