Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Which Cup to Choose for Lightening

Olly Stevens has a tough choice over which race to send Lightning Spear to, with William Hill making the unbeaten colt 6-1 favourite for both the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket and the John Smith’s Cup at York.

If the betting is the best guide over which race Lightning Spear will head to, William Hill have taken four times as many bets on Lightning Spear for the John Smith’s Cup than the Bunbury Cup

“The market vibes suggest Lightning Spear could be edging towards York,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Whichever race he ends up in, Lightning Spear could well start a lot shorter than his current odds.”

Meanwhile, Treve has been nipped in for the Arc to 9-4 from 5-2 with Hills after some decent wagers.



Falmouth Stakes: 11-4 Lucida, 9-2 Avenir Certain, Integral, 6-1 Fintry, 7-1 Bawina, 10-1 Amazing Maria, Euro Charline, Fadhayyil, 11-1 Rizeena, 16-1 Arabian Queen, 33-1 Ajaxana, 50-1 Lady Dutch, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Bunbury Cup: 6-1 Lightning Spear, 8-1 Ayaar, Speculative Bid, 10-1 Bushcraft, Chil The Kite, Zarwaan, 14-1 Jallota, Unforgiving Minute, 16-1 Bronze Angel, Fiftyshadesofgrey, Firmdecisions, Loving Spirit, Lulu The Zulu, One Word More, 20-1 Buckstay, Hawkeyethenoo, Heavens Guest, Highland Colori, Jacob Black, Louis The Pious, Mister Universe, Related, Windfast, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

56th John Smith’s Cup: 6-1 Lightning Spear, 8-1 Mount Logan, 9-1 Arab Dawn, 12-1 Fire Fighting, First Flight, In The Fast Lane, Sennockian Star, 14-1 Abseil, Ajman Bridge, Balty Boys, Collaboration, Persona Grata, 20-1 Battalion, Educate, Fort Bastion, Heisman, Homage, Loving Spirit, Master Carpenter, Tres Coronas, Voice Of A Leader, 25-1 Extremity, Forgotten Hero, Global Force, Master Of Finance, Spirit Of The Law, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Darley July Cup: 9-4 Muhaarar, 5-2 Brazen Beau, 12-1 Anthem Alexander, G Force, 14-1 Muthmir, Tropics, 16-1 Astaire, Danzeno, Sole Power, 20-1 Due Diligence, Mattmu, 25-1 Lancelot Du Lac, Maarek, 33-1 Jack Dexter, 40-1 Caspar Netscher, 50-1 Eastern Impact, Steps, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)



Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: 9-4 Treve, 7-2 Golden Horn, 8-1 Jack Hobbs, New Bay, 10-1 Snow Sky, 12-1 Free Eagle, 16-1 Dolniya, Flintshire, One And Only, Telescope,20-1 Kizuna, 25-1 Al Kazeem, Karpino, Kingston Hill, Time Test, 33-1 Love Is Boo Shet, 40-1 Physiocrate, 50-1 Little Nightingale, Queen’s Jewel, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

To Go Unbeaten In 2015: 3-1 Golden Horn

(must run at least once more)

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes: 4-5 Golden Horn, 7-2 Snow Sky (needs to be supplemented), 6-1 Eagle Top, 7-1 Postponed, 8-1 Flintshire, Mahsoob, 10-1 Telescope, 12-1 Karpino, 16-1 The Corsican, 20-1 Dylan Mouth, Pether’s Moon, 25-1 Hillstar, 40-1 Clever Cookie, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)