Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke


William Hill report a good flow of money across the Irish Oaks, with particular support for three horses.


The first two for support are at the front end of the market. Favourite Curvy is now 9-4  from 5-2 following the final declarations and also being well-backed is the second in the list, Words, at odds of 11-4 from 7-2 at the start of the week.


“It could be a titanic tussle in the betting as both Curvy and Words are attracting plenty of money and the bookmakers will be hoping the pair fail to live up to their star billing,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


The other horse for notable money is Jack Naylor, who has shortened to 8-1 from 9-1.


“Jack Naylor is attracting the each-way support and although she didn’t seem to stay all that well in the Epsom Oaks, punters are willing to back her anyway,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Darley Irish Oaks: 9-4 Curvy, 11-4 Words, 7-1 Qualify, 8-1 Covert Love, Jack Naylor, 10-1 Together Forever, 14-1 Kissed By Angels, Speedy Boarding, 16-1 Gretchen, 40-1 Stellar Glow,  (NRMB, EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)