Richard's Sundance: finished third at Cheltenham on his last outingPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Sundance joint-favourite for Warwick marathon
RICHARD'S SUNDANCE, trained by in-form Victor Dartnall, has been installed 8-1 joint-favourite with West End Rocker by the sponsors for Warwick's Totesport.com Classic Chase on Saturday.
Runner-up to Blazing Bailey in a staying handicap chase at Cheltenham on New Year's Day, the nine-year-old could renew rivalry with third-placed Officier De Reserve.
The Richard Lee-trained pair, Incentivise and Le Beau Bai, are alsoprominent in the market, bracketed among the 12-1 shots.
In addition to the £60,000 prize-money on offer, the winner of Warwick's 3m5f feature will be eligible for a £250,000 bonus if going on to win the Totesport.com Grand National Trial at Haydock next month and then the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree in April.
8-1 Richard's Sundance, West End Rocker, 10 Bobby Gee, Hello Bud, MajorMalarkey, 11 C'Monthehammers, Minella Boys, Officier De Reserve, 12 Adams Island, Incentivise, Le Beau Bai, Watamu Bay, 14 bar
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