Harry catches the eye

  • Last Updated: November 3 2013, 11:33 GMT

The sponsors have pushed Long Run out to 14/1 from 7/1 for the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 23 after the eight-year-old disappointed on his reappearance in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Harry Topper: Winning comeback at Wetherby
Harry Topper: Winning comeback at Wetherby

Trained by Nicky Henderson the ultra-consistent eight-year-old had not finished out of the first three in 17 career starts but the 4/5 favourite was a big disappointment and never looked like taking a hand in the finish.

The Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti has joined Bobs Worth at the head of the market at 2/1 having been offered at 7/2 when ante-post betting first opened.

Betfair spokesman Barry Orr commented: "Long Run was reportedly primed for a big run so connections must be very disappointed.

"Hopefully there is nothing physical wrong with him and we will see him in Haydock for the Betfair Chase."

Harry Topper won the Charlie Hall for Kim Bailey with a game effort at Wetherby and he is now 20s from 33s at Stan James for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and 12s from 16s for the Hennessy at the end of the month, although he looks unlikely to head to Newbury according to his trainer.

Wayward Prince ran a huge race to repeat his second of last year at Wetherby and he's now 40/1 from 66/1 at Stan James for the Crabbies Grand National.

Third-placed Unioniste is unchanged at 10/1 for the Hennessy with Long Run out to 25/1 to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

William Hill have installed Rolling Aces as their 10/1 (from12s) favourite for the Hennessy following his victory in the Powers Irish Whiskey Chase at Down Royal.

"Rolling Aces is 10/1 favourite for the Hennessy after an impressive win at Down Royal, whilst Harry Topper is one to put in the notebook for the future," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Houblon Des Obeaux is 16/1 (from 25s) for Hennessy with Ladbrokes after his victory at Ascot while that firm have eased Long Run out to 8/1 (from 6s) for the William Hill King George at Kempton over Christmas.