Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hannon Guineas Enhancement

As the first Classics of the season approach, William Hill are offering an enhanced price on Richard Hannon landing at least one of the English 1000 or 2000 Guineas.

Analysing all of Richard Hannon’s potential options across both Guineas races, the betting odds would be 6/4 for him to win at least one of them, but William Hill are offering a real price boost for customers to odds of 3/1.

 “The markets for both Guineas races look very open and Richard Hannon has a decent chance of landing at least one of them,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. 

Aidan O’Brien currently has favourites for both Guineas markets – Gleneagles heads the 2000 Guineas field at 7/4 and Found is 5/2 market leader for the 1000 Guineas.

“It’s a similar scenario to recent seasons, with Aidan O’Brien shorties at the head of the Classic markets and those prices have contracted after the recent trials, with very few realistic challengers emerging from the shadows,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “The favourites are effectively at an artificially short price – rather than being based on their actual performances or ability, it’s the failure of rivals to sparkle that has made them contract at the top.”


William Hill Odds

Richard Hannon To Train The Winner Of At Least One Of The English 1000 Guineas or English 2000 Guineas: 3-1 (enhanced from 6-4)

Qipco 2000 Guineas: 7-4 Gleneagles, 7-1 Estidhkaar, 8-1 Highland Reel, 9-1 Elm Park, 10-1 Zawraq, 14-1 Ivawood, Ol’ Man River, 16-1 Muhaarar, 20-1 Kool Kompany, 25-1 Belardo, Celestial Path, Dutch Connection, Endless Drama, Make Believe, Moheet, The Wow Signal, Vert De Grece, 33-1 Arctic Gyr, Commemorative, Dick Whittington, Eternal, Fannaan, Flaming Spear, Future Empire, Home Of The Brave, Johnny Barnes, Latharnach, Maftool, Nafaqa, Parish Boy, Ride Like The Wind, Sir Isaac Newton, 40-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Qipco 1000 Guineas: 5-2 Found, 10-1 Lucida, Together Forever, 12-1 Jellicle Ball, 14-1 Ervedya, Fadhayyil, Redstart, 16-1 Beautiful Romance, Malabar, Osaila, 20-1 Agnes Stewart, 25-1 Irish Rookie, Local Time, Queen Nefertiti, Raydara, 33-1 Harpy, Lady Correspondent, Lap Of Luxury, Likely, Mistrusting, Muraaqaba, Pleascach, Qualify, Rafaadah, Sympathy, Terror, Toogoodtobetrue, Very Special, 40-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)