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Sir Alex Ferguson eyes £65,000 payday with his horse on Saturday after bagging huge Grand National Festival treble

, Sir Alex Ferguson eyes £65,000 payday with his horse on Saturday after bagging huge Grand National Festival treble

SIR ALEX FERGUSON is eyeing up a huge £65,000 payday – after landing his massive Grand National Festival treble.

Fergie’s horse Clan Des Obeaux is joint-favourite to win the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

Fergie could be celebrating another bumper payday on Saturday if his horse wins the Bet365 Gold Cup

The horse was one of three consecutive winners former Manchester United boss Ferguson, 79, enjoyed at Aintree just over a week ago.

That pocketed Fergie a share of £169,000 on day one of the Grand National Festival.

Sir Alex, who said the winners gave him his ‘best day in racing’, won with Protektorat in the first, Monmiral in the second and Clan Des Obeaux in the third.

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The chances of all three horses winning had drifted to odds as high as 108-1 before the off.

However, if you backed them later on the odds had shortened to 62-1 for the treble.

The Old Trafford legend, who co-owns Clan with four other people, will face much shorter odds this weekend.

His nine-year-old horse is 5-1 co-favourite with Kitty’s Light and Plan Of Attack to win the finale to the jumps season.

However, some bookies have Clan as clear favourite at 9-2.

Fergie landed a massive treble at the Grand National Festival earlier this month

Should the Paul Nicholls-trained horse win the Grade 3 chase over 3m5f, Fergie and the other owners, Ged Mason and Mr and Mrs P K Barber, will all share £64,711.

Coral’s David Stevens said: “Grade One winners rarely appear in these big handicaps these days, although Paul Nicholls is one of the few trainers prepared to do so, with Denman the most famous example of that, so it will be interesting to see if Clan Des Obeaux lines up on Saturday.

“If he does, he’d have a major chance as far as we’re concerned.”

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Clan Des Obeaux won the Betway Bowl at Aintree, seeing off the likes of Grand National legend Tiger Roll.

The horse, who Sir Alex has been co-owner of since October 2017, has won just shy of £700,000 in his 26-race career.

, Sir Alex Ferguson eyes £65,000 payday with his horse on Saturday after bagging huge Grand National Festival treble

Clan Des Obeaux has been a huge success story for Sir Alex


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