Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

American Hope Well Backed For Cup

American Hope has been strongly supported for the Victoria Cup since the final declaration stage and William Hill expect the popularity to continue on Saturday. William Hill have trimmed American Hope from odds of 16-1 to 12-1 for the big Ascot handicap.

“American Hope is the best-backed horse in the Victoria Cup, but there is a good spread of money across an ultra-competitive race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Speculative Bid was popular antepost before the final decs, while Zarwaan is solid enough at the front end of the market.

*NOTE – PLEASE SEE FINAL PRICES AT 5.30PM FOR UPDATED ODDS*

Victoria Cup: 11-1 Zarwaan, 12-1 American Hope, Dream Spirit, Speculative Bid, 14-1 Outback Traveller, Russian Realm, So Beloved, 16-1 Big Baz, Chil The Kite, Emell, Heaven’s Guest, Shared Equity, 20-1 Baraweez, Buckstay, Highland Acclaim, Ninjago, Professor, Redvers, 25-1 Bertiewhittle, Glen Moss, Lincoln, Lulu The Zulu, Patentar, Shyron, 33-1 Bronze Angel, Hawkeyethenoo, Jallota, Lunar Deity, Suzi’s Connoisseur, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)