Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Fear Red Baron Repeat

The feature race this weekend is the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh and the betting market is vibrant with the sponsor.

Blaine and Kimberella both performed well at Epsom last weekend and they head the betting with William Hill at 6-1. Blaine has shortened from 16-1 prior to his win at Epsom. Kimberella was 14-1 for the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup before finishing a very close second in the Investec “Dash”.

However, it is money for Red Baron that is now catching the eye. He is 9-1 from 12-1 with Hills. Red Baron won last year’s William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup as a well-backed 4-1 favourite, smashing the track record time in the process.

“Red Baron was a very exciting winner of last year’s race, but he cost us a small fortune. We’ll be keeping a close eye on his price right through to Saturday,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

In the Royal Ascot markets, Usherette has been the subject of a £4000 bet at 3/1 with William Hill’s online sportsbook.

“The biggest bet on Royal Ascot so far is £4000 on Usherette at 3/1 from a shrewd online punter,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “She travelled really well at Newmarket last time and she looks destined for the big time.”

William Hill have cut Usherette to 5-2 from 3-1 as a result of the significant support.

In the weekend’s other sprint at York, Udontdodou is the 6-1 favourite in William Hill’s new market on the contest.



(Red Baron after winning the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup in 2015)



William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup: 6-1 Blaine, Kimberella, 7-1 Brando, 9-1 Red Baron, 10-1 Duke Of Firenze, Thesme, 12-1 See The Sun, 14-1 Barnet Fair, Fast Track, Judicial, 16-1 Distant Past, Hoofalong, Lexington Abbey, Monsieur Joe, Olivia Fallow, Polybius, Robot Boy, Royal Birth, Seeking Magic, Shipyard, 20-1 Confessional, Desert Law, Green Door, Kibaar, Meadway, Silvanus, Tangerine Trees, 25-1 Burning Thread, Fredericka, Merhoob, Normal Equilibrium, Secretinthepark, Soul Brother, Waseem Faris, 33-1 Pearl Acclaim, Stanghow, 50-1 Classy Anne, Clergyman, Landing Night, 66-1 Apricot Sky, Blue Sonic, Bunce, Go Go Green, Jinky, Star Cracker, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Belmont Stakes: EVENS Exaggerator, 5-1 Suddenbreakingnews, 7-1 Cherry Wine, Stradivari, 10-1 Brody’s Cause, Lani, 12-1 Destin, 14-1 Governor Malibu, 16-1 Creator, 33-1 Wild About Deb, 50-1 Gettysburg, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

(NEW!) 888sport Charity Sprint: 6-1 Udontdodou, 8-1 Dancing Star, 10-1 Aclaim, Ikerrin Road, 12-1 Nisser, Show Stealer, Strong Challenge, Venturous, 14-1 Alqubbah, C Note, Gallipoli, Gunmetal, Paddy Power, Projection, Reflektor, 16-1 A Momentofmadness, Celebration, Dhahmaan, Madrinho, Mayfair Lady, Tawdheef, 20-1 Lathom, Mr Lupton, Wayward Hoof, 25-1 Elronaq, Excessable, Kadrizzi, Riflescope, Sixties Sue, Still On Top, Taexali, Top Of The Bank, 33-1 Calypso Choir, Mont Kiara, Sign Of The Kodiac, Twin Sails, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


St James’s Palace Stakes: 6-4 The Gurkha, 10-3 Awtaad, 4-1 Galileo Gold, 8-1 Massaat, 12-1 Emotionless, 14-1 Blue De Vega, Zonderland, 16-1 Air Vice Marshal, Dicton, Ribchester, 20-1 Buratino, Crazy Horse, Smash Williams, 25-1 Bravery, Long Island Sound, Marcel, Mootaharer, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Queen Anne: 7-2 Tepin, 5-1 Belardo, 6-1 Ervedya, Time Test, 8-1 Limato, 12-1 Endless Drama, Esoterique, 14-1 Toormore, 16-1 Arod, Dutch Connection, Kodi Bear, 20-1 Amazing Maria, Convey, Territories, 25-1 GM Hopkins, Lightning Spear, Lucida, Mondialiste, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Coventry Stakes: 3-1 Caravaggio, 5-1 Mehmas, 6-1 Psychedelic Funk, 8-1 Yalta, 14-1 Peace Envoy, 20-1 Harry Angel, Reach High, 33-1 Hyperfocus, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

King’s Stand: 6-1 Profitable, 7-1 Acapulco, Meccas Angel, Muthmir, 10-1 Goldream, Sole Power, Undrafted, 12-1 Quiet Reflection, 14-1 Strath Burn, Take Cover, 16-1 Jungle Cat, Medicean Man, Mongolian Saturday, Pearl Secret, Signs Of Blessing, Waady, Washington DC, 20-1 Cotai Glory, Out Do, 25-1 Ajaya, Easton Angel, Lancelot Du Lac, Move In Time, Sir Maximilian, Spirit Quartz, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Duke Of Cambridge: 11-4 Usherette, 5-1 Amazing Maria, 6-1 Ervedya, 7-1 Esoterique, 8-1 Impassable, Jazzi Top, Lucida, 10-1 Blond Me, Miss Temple City, 12-1 Ainippe, Always Smile, Devonshire, Very Special, 14-1 Furia Cruzada, 16-1 Maimara, Sayana, 20-1 Irish Rookie, Spangled, 25-1 Realtra, 33-1 Black Cherry, Queen Catrine, Siyoushake, 40-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: 7-4 A Shin Hikari, 4-1 Time Test, 5-1 Found, New Bay, 10-1 The Grey Gatsby, 12-1 Cannock Chase, 14-1 Covert Love, Tryster, 16-1 Endless Drama, Erupt, Highland Reel, Intilaaq, 20-1 My Dream Boat, Western Hymn, 25-1 Arabian Queen, Mondialiste, 33-1 Ayrad, Sir Isaac Newton, 40-1 Best Of Times, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Royal Hunt Cup: 7-1 Convey, 12-1 Best Of Times, Portage, 14-1 Buckstay, Donncha, Secret Brief, Spirit Raiser, 16-1 Azraff, Cape Icon, Carry On Deryck, Earth Drummer, Grand Inquisitor, Hasanour, 20-1 Balmoral Castle, Balty Boys, Belgian Bill, Can’t Change It, Early Morning, Erik The Red, GM Hopkins, Hors De Combat, Jallota, Librisa Breeze, Master The World, Mitchum Swagger, Mr Owen, Predominance, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Ascot Gold Cup: 7-4 Order Of St George, 8-1 Bondi Beach, 10-1 Max Dynamite, Mizzou, 12-1 Flying Officer, 16-1 Big Orange, Clever Cookie, Curbyourenthusiasm, Pallasator, Scotland, 20-1 Alex My Boy, 25-1 Fly With Me, Manatee, Mille Et Mille, Quest For More, Sheikhzayedroad, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Commonwealth Cup: 7-2 Acapulco, 4-1 Quiet Reflection, 10-1 Gifted Master, Log Out Island, Lumiere, 12-1 Washington DC, 14-1 Kachy, 16-1 Donjuan Triumphant, Ibn Malik, Illuminate, La Rioja, 20-1 Ajaya, Buratino, Cheikeljack, Tasleet, 25-1 Dream Dubai, Smash Williams, Taneen, Waterloo Bridge, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Hardwicke Stakes: 7-2 Exosphere, 5-1 Cannock Chase, Dartmouth, 7-1 Eagle Top, 8-1 Simple Verse, 10-1 Elite Army, Highland Reel, Order Of St George, Scottish, 14-1 Beautiful Romance, Mount Logan, The Grey Gatsby, 16-1 Almodovar, Erupt, Journey, Wicklow Brave, 20-1 Astronereus, Intilaaq, Ming Dynasty, Pleascach, Western Hymn, 25-1 Kings Fete, Sir Isaac Newton, 33-1 Star Storm, 66-1 Chemical Charge, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Diamond Jubilee Stakes: 5-1 Magical Memory, The Tin Man, 7-1 Twilight Son, 8-1 Limato, Undrafted, 12-1 Gold Fun, Holler, 14-1 Strath Burn, 16-1 Home Of The Brave, Suedois, 20-1 Jungle Cat, 25-1 Fort Del Oro, Mattmu, Mongolian Saturday, Sole Power, 33-1 Dick Whittington, Interception, Signs Of Blessing, Tupi, Yuften, 50-1 Cougar Mountain, Goken, Moviesta, Coulsty, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)