Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Curragh Winners Enter Classic Markets

Aidan O’Brien and his Ballydoyle contingent continue to make their mark on the antepost Classic markets, with two Curragh victors now entering the frame for the Oaks and the Derby.


Black Sea won the opening maiden at the Curragh and is now quoted with William Hill at 33-1 for the Derby.


While later on the Curragh card, Best In The World won the Listed Staffordstown Stud Stakes and she has been installed by William Hill at 20-1 for the Oaks. Best In The World is a full sister to Found.


“Every year we see the antepost Classic markets dominated by Ballydoyle stars and the 2016 betting is no different, with Aidan O’Brien set to have another incredibly strong hand for next year’s top races,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Investec Oaks: 5-1 Minding, 7-1 Ballydoyle, 12-1 Tanaza, 16-1 Alice Springs, 20-1 Best In The World, Coolmore, 25-1 Turret Rocks, 33-1 Beautiful Morning, Honorina, How High The Moon, 40-1 Hereawi, Kind Of Magic, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Investec Derby: 14-1 Deauville, Foundation, 16-1 Massaat, 20-1 Emotionless, Ultra, 25-1 Beacon Rock, Johannes Vermeer, 33-1 Black Sea, Ebediyin, Sanus Per Aquam, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)