Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Warm Saturday Favourites, But Abbaye Fav Eased

In Saturday’s Challenge Cup, Buckstay is the 7-1 favourite with William Hill from 10-1 before the five-day declarations. Make It Up and Mr Win are next at 10-1 in the list and have also attracted support, in from 12-1 and 14-1 respectively.


“The front three in the market are popular, with Buckstay the one to beat at this stage,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


In the Sun Chariot, Esoterique is a warm favourite at 13-8, with last year’s winner Integral at 4-1. Both Esoterique and 12-1 chance Realtra have been supplemented for the race.


Meanwhile, in Sunday’s Prix de l’Abbaye, Mecca’s Angel has been eased by William Hill to 11-4 from 5-2 with the dry forecast throughout the week unlikely to play to her to strengths. Sole Power is 7-1 from 10-1 and Move In Time is 8-1 from 10-1.


“The dry conditions are unlikely to help Mecca’s Angel and punters are coming for Sole Power and Move In Time with the ground coming in to their favour,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



Challenge Cup: 7-1 Buckstay, 10-1 Make It Up, Mr Win, 12-1 Farlow, Gabriel’s Lad, Outback Traveller, Rene Mathis, Tatlisu, 14-1 Heaven’s Guest, Hillbilly Boy, Majestic Moon, Suzi’s Connoisseur, 16-1 Burnt Sugar, Can’t Change It, Horsted Keynes, Jallota, Mister Universe, Tanzeel, 20-1 Ballymore Castle, Czech It Out, Field Of Dream, Fiftyshadesofgrey, Georgian Bay, Intransigent, Russian Realm, Shared Equity, Withernsea, Zarwaan, 25-1 Accession, Al Khan, Bertiewhittle, Certificate, Charles Molson, Free Code, Hawkeyethenoo, Mr Bossy Boots, Sound Advice, Squats, Time Flies, Windfast, 33-1 Boy In The Bar, Empire Storm, Enlace, George Cinq, Outer Space, Pastoral Player, Professor, 40-1 Miracle Of Medinah, Saucy Minx, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes: 13-8 Esoterique, 4-1 Integral, 9-2 Miss France, 13-2 Bawina, 11-1 Maimara, 12-1 Fadhayyil, Realtra, 14-1 Irish Rookie, 16-1 Malabar, 20-1 Raydara, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Prix de l’Abbaye: 11-4 Mecca’s Angel, 7-1 Sole Power, 8-1 Move In Time, Muthmir, 12-1 Waady, 14-1 Gutaifan, Maarek, 16-1 Ajaya, Moviesta, 20-1 Catcall, Rangali, Take Cover, 25-1 Mirza, 33-1 Stepper Point, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: 4-5 Treve, 4-1 New Bay, 5-1 Golden Horn, 10-1 Jack Hobbs, 14-1 Found, 16-1 Free Eagle, 20-1 Erupt, 25-1 Dolniya, Flintshire, 33-1 Ampere, Eagle Top, Silverwave, The Grey Gatsby, 40-1 Prince Gibraltar, 50-1 Agent Murphy, Ito, Migwar, 66-1 Spiritjim, 250-1 Shahah, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)