Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Air Force Blue Heads Guineas Betting

Air Force Blue is a rock solid 4-7 favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas with William Hill following the final declarations for Saturday’s race.

There has also been money for Galileo Gold, who is now 12-1 from 25-1 since the start of the week.

“Air Force Blue is firmly the one to beat, but there is really eye-catching money for Galileo Gold and he looks like the each-way shout for punters,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes: 4-7 Air Force Blue, 6-1 Stormy Antarctic, 10-1 Massaat, 12-1 Galileo Gold, Marcel, 14-1 Buratino, 33-1 Herald The Dawn, 40-1 Air Vice Marshal, Ribchester, 66-1 First Selection, Zonderland, 100-1 Zhui Feng, 200-1 Kentuckyconnection, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Further Betting Info About Air Force Blue:

Air Force Blue has been favourite for the 2000 Guineas since winning the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh last August (he was slashed from 16-1 to 8-1 favourite following that victory). His price was further cut to 5-1 after he landed the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the same track in September. Following an impressive performance to score in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, Air Force Blue was shortened to Even-Money. He is easily the worst result in the book for William Hill.