Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

How Merlot will the Odds Go on La Rioja?

La Rioja was very impressive in winning the Group 3 Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury and William Hill have installed her at 20-1 to win next year’s 1000 Guineas.

“We were really impressed by La Rioja and she looks like one to watch in the 1000 Guineas betting,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Qipco 1000 Guineas: 8-1 Ballydoyle, 12-1 Tanaza, 16-1 Besharah, Gherdaiya, Illuminate, Lumiere, 20-1 La Rioja, 25-1 Alice Springs, Beautiful Morning, Blue Bayou, 33-1 Hawksmoor, Queen Of Sicily, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)