Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Esoterique Strikes In Sun Chariot

Esoterique is 7-1 from 10-1 with William Hill to win the QEII Stakes, after the Andre Fabre-trained mare won the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.


Pierre-Charles Boudot gave the winner a lovely ride, with Integral also running a decent race as runner-up. The second has also been cut for the QEII to 12-1 from 33-1.


“Esoterique is flying at present, winning two Group 1’s on the bounce and she could be a lively danger to the likes of Solow and Gleneagles in the QEII,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


QEII Stakes: EVENS Solow, 4-1 Gleneagles, 7-1 Esoterique, Kodi Bear, 8-1 Territories, 10-1 Time Test, 12-1 Integral, 14-1 Elm Park, 16-1 Arod, Lightning Spear, Toormore, 25-1 Belardo, Mondialiste, 33-1 Bawina, Richard Pankhurst, 40-1 Celestial Path, Here Comes When, Onenightidreamed, 50-1 Ascription, Cable Bay, Decorated Knight, Top Notch Tonto, 66-1 Gabrial, 100-1 Bold Lass, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)