Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Night of Thunder Lockinge Favourite

Night Of Thunder is the 3-1 favourite in William Hill’s newly released market for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes. Last year’s 2000 Guineas winner will now run in the colours of Godolphin after switching ownership from Saeed Manana and his new connections will hope he can further his career as a four-year-old.


Karakontie won the French version of the Guineas last year and heads the challengers at 4-1. He finished the season in style at Santa Anita, by winning the Breeders’ Cup Mile and looks a real danger to Richard Hannon’s favourite. US star California Chrome, who nearly landed the Triple Crown last year, is alongside Integral in William Hill’s betting at 8-1, with Clive Brittain’s Coronation Stakes winner Rizeena at 10-1.


“Night Of Thunder just tops the market, but Karakontie could challenge for favouritism between now and the race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes: 3-1 Night Of Thunder, 4-1 Karakontie, 8-1 California Chrome, Integral, 10-1 Rizeena, 12-1 Bow Creek, Mshawish, Shifting Power, Toormore, Tullius, 14-1 Fascinating Rock, 20-1 Aljamaaheer, Breton Rock, Captain Cat, Custom Cut, Due Diligence, Here Comes When, Mutakayyef, Trade Storm, Yuften, 25-1 Arod, Bawina, Cape Peron, Oklahoma City, Prestige Vendome, Top Notch Tonto, 33-1 Cable Bay, Cougar Mountain, Ektihaam, Graphic, Hors De Combat, Moohaarib, 66-1 Master Carpenter, 100-1 Maximum Velocity, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)




Qipco 1000 Guineas: 9-4 Found, 10-1 Lucida, Together Forever, 12-1 Fadhayyil, Jellicle Ball, 14-1 Redstart, 16-1 Beautiful Romance, Malabar, Osaila, 20-1 Agnes Stewart, Tiggy Wiggy, 25-1 Irish Rookie, Local Time, Queen Nefertiti, Raydara, 33-1 Qualify, Terror, Very Special, 40-1 Legatissimo, 50-1 Alfajer, La Berma, Lady Of Dubai, Pamona, Stellar Glow, 66-1 Shagah, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


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, 33-1 Commemorative, Flaming Spear, Future Empire, Home Of The Brave, Maftool, Nafaqa, Ride Like The Wind, 40-1 Best Of Times, 50-1 Cappella Sansavero, 66-1 Balios, Bossy Guest, Code Red, Glenalmond, Hail The Hero, Room Key, War Envoy, 100-1 Al Bandar, Sinfonietta, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)