Silviniaco Conti heads for Haydock

Silviniaco Conti and Ruby Walsh go on to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park in 2012

Silviniaco Conti and Ruby Walsh go on to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park in 2012

Silviniaco Conti will attempt to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock for a third time after he finished second on his return to action at Down Royal on Saturday.

The Paul Nicholls-trained 10-year-old was no match for Valseur Lido in the JNwine.com Champion Chase, but he still satisfied connection on his first outing since April.

Silviniaco Conti’s focus is now on the Betfair Chase on November 19 - a race he won in 2012 and 2014.

The Ditcheat handler said: “Noel Fehily was delighted with Conti finishing second in the Grade One JNwine.com Champion Chase. He now heads for the Betfair Chase.”