A year ago Liz McNair sent out the 1-2-3 in the Bet365 Hunt Cup Final at Oxford. Runner-up King Ezra and third placed Havana Top Note are back for a second attempt

The latter is chasing his own double as the winner of last autumn’s Bet354 Challenge Cup over the same course and distance where he is also the track record holder.

Who better to ask about the front two in the market that Assistant Trainer Rab McNair. Here is what he had to say:

A reminder of the semi finals: And the videos: King Ezra –  Havana Top NoteFifty Nine

6/5 Havana Top Note, 11/4 King Ezra, 6/1 Tuono Bella, 8/1 Golden Palace, 10/1 Lokis Deception, 14/1 Fifty Nine

Link to the sponsor’s website with all open race runners quoted


Grand Prix semis

The semi finals of the ARC Grand Prix are supported by three very decent heats of a Category Three 450m event at Sunderland this evening.

The first two in the betting, Coonough Crow and Aayamzaa Sydney both go in the second semi final of the big event and both look likely to qualify in the five-runner event. Sydney may well go clear but Crow is plotted for a run on the rail and the defending champ would have no qualms about barging her way through if and when he tires later.

The opening heat should produce another battle between Savana Shay and Agile Ange. The former (from T1) prevailed in they met in the heats though Ange ran a blinder in defeat and is fancied to reverse the form.

The third semi may go to another ‘Ange’, in this case Greenwell Ange. It is arguably the most of the competitive of the three qualifiers.

A reminder of last week’s heat can be found here.

ARC GRAND PRIX (Sunderland)
7/2 Coonough Crow, 5/1 Aayamza Sydney, 6/1 Greenwell Ange, 7/1 Savana Heross, 14/1 Innfield Charm, Savana Jazz, 16/1 Agile Ange, Ballymac Johnjo, 18/1 Savana Shay, 20/1 Farneys Willie,  22/1 Coppice Kaiser,  33/1 Aayamza Dancer, Greenwell Halle, 40/1 Allowdale Icon, Brinkleys Magic

Betting 1/1 Ballybough Mags, 13/8 Witton Venus, 11/2 Witton Supremo, 14/1 Links Dasher, 25/1 Golden Angel, Minnies Torov


Betting: 5/4 Moanteen Webby, 2/1 March On Frankie, 7/2 Port West Storm, 12/1 Southwind Kobe, 20/1 Chelms Maggic


Betting: 10/11 Jonny Whiskers, 5/2 Coolavanny Mercy, 7/2 Toddys Turbo, 12/1 Southwind Kobe, 20/1 Chelms Maggic


Betting: 7/4 Agile Ange, 11/4 Savana Shay, 4/1 Coppice Kaiser, 5/1 Aayamza Dancer, 10/1 Knockalton Duza, 12 18/1 Emers Bonnie


Betting: 5/4 Coonough Crow, 11/4 Aayamza Sydney, 7/2 Savana Jazz, 7/1 Farneys Willie, 22/1 Innfield Ciara


Betting: 7/4 Greeenwell Ange, 11/4 Savana Hoss, 10/3 Innfield Charm, 9/2 Ballymac Johnjo, 8/1 Greenwell Halle, 12 Brinkleys Magic