Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Godolphin Gunning For Group 1 Winners

William Hill have priced up the chances of Godolphin grabbing Group 1 glory this season and it could be another fallow year for the global operation.

It’s Even-Money that Godolphin train 3 or less Group 1 winners in the UK this year. In 2012 and 2013, Godolphin managed four UK Group 1 wins, but last year only scored one when Charming Thought won the Middle Park.

“The betting suggests Godolphin may struggle this year to replicate the top successes of previous seasons,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

However, looking at the Classic generation, there are still plenty of chances for the Godolphin operation, with the likes of Lucida, Beautiful Romance and Winters Moon leading the attack for the top fillies’ races, while Belardo (part-owned), Richard Pankhurst and Charming Thought look set to contest the key races for three-year-old colts.

Number Of Godolphin Owned UK Group 1 Winners In 2015:

Evens  3 or Less

6-4       4 or 5

3-1       6 or More

(For the purposes of the bet, horses part-owned by Godolphin are included (e.g. Belardo)