Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Aidan Holds Hot Race Ticket

Aidan O’Brien bids for an eighth Racing Post Trophy, with Capri appearing to be his leading chance, at least according to the betting. William Hill make Capri the 5-4 favourite for Saturday’s big race at Doncaster. Most recently, Capri won the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh, edging out stablemate Yucatan who is the 4-1 second-favourite. Rivet is the only other horse in single figure odds for the Racing Post Trophy at 7-1, having won the At The Races Champagne Stakes at the track two starts ago.

“Aidan O’Brien has trained some very impressive winners of the Racing Post Trophy and we won’t be sticking our head too far above the parapet with any of his horses,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


William Hill make it 4-6 (from 4-7 before the weekend), that O’Brien reaches Bobby Frankel’s G1 tally of 25 this season.

“By Aidan’s high standards he might have been a bit disappointed not to have won a few more Group 1’s over the weekend, but he has still got an odds-on chance of getting to the record tally.”


Aidan O’Brien To Train 25 Or More G1 Winners (including National Hunt) in 2016: 4-6

Racing Post Trophy: 5-4 Capri, 4-1 Yucatan, 7-1 Rivet, 10-1 Salouen, Sir Dancealot, 12-1 Frankuus, 14-1 The Anvil, 16-1 Douglas Macarthur, Rodaini,20-1 City Of Joy, Finn McCool, Raheen House, 25-1 Bay Of Poets, Brutal, Contrapposto, 33-1 Sir John Lavery, 40-1 Century Dream, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Friday 4th November

Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff: 8-11 Songbird, 4-1 Beholder, Stellar Wind, 10-1 I’m A Chatterbox, 14-1 Curalina, 20-1 Carina Mia, Forever Unbridled, 25-1 Cathryn Sophia, 50-1 Corona Del Inca, Vale Dori, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: 9-4 Frosted, 5-2 Dortmund, 7-1 Gun Runner, 8-1 Runhappy, 14-1 Tom’s Ready, 20-1 Texas Chrome, 33-1 Dalmore, Point Piper, Tamarkuz, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Saturday 5th November

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: 7-2 Noted And Quoted, 4-1 Union Strike, 9-2 Sweet Loretta, 6-1 With Honors, 7-1 Yellow Agate, 10-1 Daddys Lil Darling, Libbys Tail, 12-1 Dancing Rags, 16-1 Champagne Room, Zapperkat, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf: 7-2 Lady Eli, 4-1 So Mi Dar, 6-1 Seventh Heaven, 7-1 Dacita, 8-1 Pleascach, Sea Calisi, Time And Motion, 12-1 Al’s Gal, 14-1 Catch A Glimpse, Sentiero Italia, 20-1 Nuovo Record, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint: 7-2 Carina Mia, 5-1 Curalina, Haveyougoneaway, 7-1 Irish Jasper, 8-1 By The Moon, 10-1 Paulassilverlining, Taras Tango, Wavell Avenue, 12-1 Stonetastic, 14-1 Off The Tracks, 16-1 Enchanting Lady, Lucy N Ethel, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: 7-2 Gormley, 9-2 Classic Empire, 5-1 Not This Time, 6-1 Klimt, Practical Joke, Syndergaard, 8-1 Theory, 14-1 Three Rules, 16-1 Favorable Outcome, Golden Hawk, Lookin At Lee, Royal Copy, 20-1 Straight Fire, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Mile: 6-4 Tepin, 7-2 Alice Springs, 6-1 Limato, 7-1 Ribchester, 8-1 Ironicus, 10-1 Dutch Connection, 12-1 Miss Temple City, 14-1 Usherette, 16-1 Mondialiste, 20-1 Cougar Mountain, Esoterique, Midnight Storm, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: 4-1 A P Indian, Lord Nelson, 5-1 Drefong, 6-1 Masochistic, 10-1 Joking, 14-1 Delta Bluesman, Private Zone, 16-1 Limousine Liberal, Marking, Noholdingback Bear, 20-1 Holy Boss, 33-1 All Run, Mind Your Biscuits, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf: 2-1 Flintshire, 11-4 Found, Highland Reel, 8-1 Ectot, Erupt, 16-1 Mondialiste, 20-1 Da Big Hoss, 33-1 Ashleyluvssugar, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Classic: EVENS California Chrome, 5-2 Arrogate, 9-1 Frosted, 16-1 Connect, 20-1 American Freedom, Beholder, Dortmund, Gun Runner, Hoppertunity, Melatonin, Shaman Ghost, 25-1 Nyquist, 33-1 Mubtaahij, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)