Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Highland Hopes for French Glory

Highland Reel is the 3-1 favourite for this Sunday’s Poule D’Essai Des Poulains with William Hill. As potential Derby contenders fall by the wayside with poor performances, Highland Reel could highlight his claims for Epsom glory with a strong showing in Longchamp.

“Highland Reel is the one to beat and could become Derby favourite with an impressive win,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Poule D’Essai Des Poulains: 3-1 Highland Reel, 7-2 Make Believe, 9-1 Muhaarar, 10-1 Karar, 12-1 Tale Of Life, 14-1 New Bay, 16-1 Maftool, Mr Owen, 20-1 War Envoy, 22-1 The Commissioner, 25-1 Borsakov, El Suizo, Flaming Spear, Sir Andrew,Smaih, 33-1 Hawke, Mind That Boy, 40-1 Cornwallville, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Derby: 5-1 Jack Hobbs, 7-1 Zawraq, 8-1 Elm Park, John F Kennedy, 10-1 Giovanni Canaletto, Highland Reel, 12-1 Ol’ Man River, 14-1 Christophermarlowe, Grey Lion, Jamaica, 20-1 Hans Holbein, 25-1 Aloft, Best Of Times, Nafaqa, Sir Isaac Newton, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)