Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Illuminate 16/1, Lumiere Goes Favourite

Illuminate remains unchanged at 16/1 for next year’s 1000 Guineas after edging a tight battle to win the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.


William Hill reacted by trimming yesterday’s impressive Mark Johnston winner Lumiere to 14/1 from 20/1. She is now outright favourite for the 1000 Guineas.


“Lumiere appeared to be more impressive in her win than Illuminate and Mark Johnston’s filly is now 1000 Guineas favourite,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Qipco 1000 Guineas: 14-1 Lumiere, 16-1 Alice Springs, Ballydoyle, Illuminate, 33-1 Queen Of Sicily, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)