Saphir Du Rheu has weekend options

  • Last Updated: January 27 2014, 15:29 GMT

Saphir Du Rheu has options in the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las and the Betfred Mobile And Levy Board Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown this weekend.

Saphir Du Rheu: Weekend options
Saphir Du Rheu: Weekend options

Paul Nicholls' charge has won handicaps off marks of 130 and 145 in facile fashion on his last two starts to propel him into the Ladbrokes World Hurdle reckoning, for which he is a 14/1 chance with Sky Bet, but he could stick to handicap company on Saturday.

The Welsh Champion Hurdle is run over two and a half miles and he could face last year's winner Medinas in the contest, while Ffos Las supremo Dai Walters has potential runners in David Pipe's Top Gamble and Nicky Henderson's Whisper.

Dan Skelton's Like Minded and Jonjo O'Neill's Alaivan are other interesting possibles for the race, for which the full racecard is available to view here.

If Saphir Du Rheu heads to Sandown instead, he could lock horns with Philip Hobbs' Fingal Bay - click here for full story.

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