Conti Cut for Further Glory
Silviniaco Conti was slashed for the King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup following an impressive win at Wetherby on Saturday.
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Paul Nicholls' charge was a conmfortable winner of the Charlie Hall Chase and was duly cut to a best price of 8/1 for the King George, which takes place at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Betfred, totesport and Betfred all offer 8s, but Paddy Power are as short as 5/1.
Only Long Run and Grands Crus are ahead of Paul Nicholls' star in the market on best price.
As for next March's Gold Cup, Boylesports were prepared to offer a standout 16/1 with numerous firms, including Sky Bet and BetVictor, at 14s from as big as 33/1.
Ladbrokes were notably short though at 10/1.
Sir Des Champs is currently regarded as the Gold Cup favourite at a best of 6/1.
Meanwhile, another Nicholls horse, Kauto Stone, won the big race at Down Royal - the JNwine.com Champion Chase - and was also cut for victory at the Festival.
Paddy Power offer a best of 20/1 in the Ryanair Chase market, bet365 offer just 12s.
There are also 25/1 quotes for the Cheltenham Gold Cup floating about, while several firms offer 50/1 in their Queen Mother Champion Chase market.
On what was a fine day for Nicholls, Cristal Bonus also won on the Northern Irish card and is now 16/1 for the Ryanair.
In other markets, My Tent Or Yours is a general 20/1 for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle following an impressive win at Ascot under the fit-again Tony McCoy.
And another Ascot winner, Raya Star, was given a 40/1 quote for the Champion Hurdle by sponsors Stan James.