Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Rush To Back Minding For 1000 Guineas

William Hill have cut Minding to 4-1 from 8-1 for the 1000 Guineas and 5-1 from 10-1 for the Oaks after she won the Dubai Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in impressive fashion.

Immediately after the race, William Hill went 5-1 for the 1000 Guineas, but that lasted a mere nine minutes before Hills were forced to trim the odds again.

Minding is now 4-1 favourite for the 1000 Guineas and 5-1 favourite for the Oaks.  

“Minding has blown away top quality opposition to win and she is now the one to beat in next year’s Classics,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.     “There has been a surge of bets for Minding for the 1000 Guineas with punters clambering over each other to back her.”

Qipco 1000 Guineas: 4-1 Minding, 5-1 Ballydoyle, 8-1 Lumiere, 10-1 Illuminate, 14-1 Besharah, 16-1 Gherdaiya, Nathra, 20-1 Alice Springs, Coolmore, First Victory, La Rioja, Tanaza, Turret Rocks, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Oaks: 5-1 Minding, 7-1 Ballydoyle, 12-1 Tanaza, 16-1 Alice Springs, 20-1 Coolmore, 25-1 Turret Rocks, 33-1 Beautiful Morning, Honorina, How High The Moon, 40-1 Hereawi, Kind Of Magic, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)