Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Highland And Jack Cut Again

Further support in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup market for Highland Acclaim and Jack Dexter has seen the sponsor of Saturday’s big race cut the pair to 12-1 from 14-1.

It means that since the five day declarations, Highland Acclaim is 12-1 from 16-1 and Jack Dexter is 12-1 from 20-1. 

“Highland Acclaim and Jack Dexter are proving to be incredibly popular and along with the favourite, Don’t Touch, they represent a troublesome trio for Saturday’s big sprint,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup: 7-1 Don’t Touch, 12-1 Highland Acclaim, Jack Dexter, 14-1 Toofi, 16-1 Algar Lad, Blaine, Buckstay, Golden Steps, Rene Mathis, Tanzeel, 20-1 Eccleston, George Bowen, Heaven’s Guest, Kimberella, Lexington Abbey, Majestic Moon, Rivellino, Suzi’s Connoisseur, Tatlisu, 25-1 Aetna, Dinkum Diamond, Fast Track, Foxtrot Romeo, Highland Colori, Hoof It, Justice Day, Lucky Beggar, Poyle Vinnie, Red Pike, Right Touch, Shared Equity, Sound Advice, 33-1 Al Khan, Bogart, Boom The Groom, Dutch Masterpiece, Hawkeyethenoo, Hillbilly Boy, Lightscameraction, Mass Rally, Mullionheir, Nameitwhatyoulike, Ninjago, Northgate Lad, Ocean Sheridan, Perfect Pasture, Professor, Rex Imperator, Roossey, Shipyard, Shore Step, Steve Prescott, 40-1 Art Obsession, Astrophysics, Barnet Fair, Beardwood, Bertiewhittle, Boomerang Bob, Boy In The Bar, Brando, Confessional, Distant Past, Eastern Racer, Glory Awaits, Go Far, Golden Amber, Handsome Dude, Johara, Khelman, Lexis Hero, Midlander, Mukaynis, Perfect Blessings, Secret Hint, Seeking Magic, Withernsea, Zanetto, 50-1 BAR (Each Way ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4,5)

Meanwhile in the Dubai Duty Free Handicap the two who have come for support in the past 24 hours are Top Tug and What About Carlo.

Top Tug has been cut to 8-1 from 10-1 by William Hill and What About Carlo is 10-1 from 12-1.

Dubai Duty Free Handicap: 7-1 Pyjama Party, 8-1 Laurence, Top Tug, 10-1 Cymro, What About Carlo, 11-1 Field Of Fame, Pacify, 12-1 Earth Drummer, Forgotten Hero, 14-1 Mange All, Mica Mika, Noble Gift, Tears Of The Sun, 16-1 Barreesh, Moheet, Rhythmical, Sennockian Star, 20-1 Burano, Homage, Master Of Finance, Off Art, River Dart, Zand, 25-1 Faithful Creek, Mister Music, Modernism, Sarsted, Star System, This Is The Day, Tom Hark, 50-1 Marshgate Lane, Maymyo, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4) 

William Hill have also released their first market on the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes and unsurprisingly two horses who have been impressive recently, Air Force Blue and Emotionless, are quoted at this stage, with further horses to be added later. 


Dubai Dewhurst Stakes: 11-8 Air Force Blue, 6-4 Emotionless, Others on request (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)



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