Bristol De Mai has been cut to 28/1 to secure the Jockey Club Treble and the £1million pot to go with it, after an imperious performance in the Betfair Chase.
The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained six-year-old claimed victory at Haydock finishing some 57 lengths clear of three-time Betfair Chase hero Cue Card.
Anthony Bromley, racing manager for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede said: “It was great. Bristol De Mai is in great form out in the paddock, which is great to see. There will be horses that ran in that ground at Haydock that won’t be moving so well.
“He had an interrupted preparation for the Gold Cup last season, so to see him come out of the race so well is a very good sign.”
With the first leg of the famed treble in the bag, Bristol De Mai is now looking at the next two legs, which are the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, and then the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
He is now rated at 5/1 for the King George and 8/1 for the Gold Cup.