Yanworth Confirmed For Stayers’ Hurdle Bid

Yanworth has tightened in the market for the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham after trainer Alan King confirmed he will be aimed at that race only at this year’s Festival.

A burst in support for the JP McManus 8-year-old forced BoyleSports to cut his odds into 8/1 from 12/1 initially.

The support didn’t stop there and he is now 6/1 third favourite behind 5/2 market leader Supasundae and five-time hurdle winner Sam Spinner at 9/2.

Yanworth’s removal from other markets has seen Monalee close into 8/1 from 14/1 for the JLT Novices’ Chase, while he remains second favourite at 4/1 behind Presenting Percy for the RSA Chase.

The Paul Nicholls-trained Black Corton has also closed into 8/1 for the RSA Chase, finding himself half the price he was before winning at Ascot last weekend under trusted pilot Bryony Frost.