Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Hope Chrome Loses His Shine

Ahead of the Dubai World Cup, California Chrome is a bad result for the bookmakers. Despite a tough draw for California Chrome, William Hill have pushed out his nearest rival, Frosted, to 5-2 from 9-4, as the company have significant liabilities on Art Sherman’s 11-8 favourite.

“California Chrome is being heavily backed and he would definitely be the worst result in the World Cup for bookmakers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile at Meydan, Polar River has shortened to just 4-7 from 4-6 for the UAE Derby.

In the Good Friday races, Grendisar is a popular favourite for the Easter Classic. He’s now 6-5 from 5-4 with William Hill.

“If there’s one horse we want to beat on Good Friday, it’s Grendisar,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

In the 3YO Sprint, Gracious John is now 6-4 favourite from 13-8, while Wolowitz has been pushed out to 3-1 from 11-4 after receiving a tough draw.

 

DUBAI WORLD CUP RACES

Dubai World Cup: 11-8 California Chrome, 5-2 Frosted, 14-1 Mshawish, Special Fighter, 16-1 Hoppertunity, Keen Ice, Mubtaahij, 25-1 Hokko Tarumae, Vadamos, 40-1 Gun Pit, 50-1 Teletext, 66-1 Candy Boy, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Dubai Turf: 2-1 Tryster, 5-2 Intilaaq, 7-1 Real Steel, 9-1 Forries Waltz, 11-1 Very Special, 16-1 Euro Charline, The Corsican, 25-1 Flamboyant, 33-1 Basateen, Ertijaal, Gabrial, Harry’s Son, 40-1 Farrier, 50-1 Forjatt, Ghaamer, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Godolphin Mile: 7-4 Marking, 10-3 Sloane Avenue, 6-1 Cool Cowboy, Maftool, 10-1 One Man Band, 12-1 Faulkner, 14-1 Le Bernadin, 20-1 Prayer For Relief, 33-1 Gold City, 40-1 God’s Speed, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Dubai Gold Cup: 5-4 Vazirabad, 9-2 Manatee, 11-2 Big Orange, 12-1 Haafaguinea, Star Empire, 14-1 Meadow Creek, 16-1 Suegioo, 20-1 Neo Black Dia, 25-1 Certerach, Tellina, 33-1 Paradise, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Dubai Sheema Classic: 6-4 Postponed, 3-1 Duramente, 4-1 Highland Reel, 9-1 Dariyan, 12-1 Last Impact, 16-1 Gailo Chop, The Blue Eye, 20-1 Sheikhzayedroad, 25-1 One And Only, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Dubai Golden Shaheen: 13-8 X Y Jet, 9-2 Confrontation, 11-2 Muarrab, 6-1 Super Jockey, 10-1 Rich Tapestry, 14-1 Reynaldothewizard, 16-1 Master Kochangwong, 20-1 Domineer, 33-1 Morawij, 40-1 Kifaah, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Al Quoz Sprint: 3-1 Ertijaal, 11-2 Sole Power, 6-1 Peniaphobia, 13-2 Not Listenin’tome, 7-1 Muthmir, 9-1 Buffering, 11-1 Goldream, 14-1 Lady Shipman, 20-1 Bel Canto, Jungle Cat, 25-1 Fityaan, Naadirr, Sir Maximilian, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

UAE Derby: 4-7 Polar River, 4-1 Vale Dori, 7-1 Frank Conversation, 10-1 Yu Change, 14-1 Lani, 25-1 On The Rocks, 40-1 Lazzam, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

GOOD FRIDAY ALL WEATHER CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

Easter Classic: 6-5 Grendisar, 4-1 Maverick Wave, 11-2 Battalion, 8-1 Fire Fighting, 12-1 Watersmeet, 16-1 Metropol, 20-1 Winterlude, 25-1 Complicit, Man Of Harlech, 33-1 Political Policy, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

All-Weather Mile: 7-4 Mindurownbusiness, 11-4 Sovereign Debt, 6-1 Mister Universe, 13-2 Captain Cat, 9-1 Big Baz, Realize, 16-1 Captain Joy, 25-1 Lunar Deity, 33-1 Seanie, 40-1 Jammy Guest, Si Senor, 50-1 Arnold Lane, Forceful Appeal, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

3 Year Old Sprint AW Championships: 6-4 Gracious John, 3-1 Wolowitz, 6-1 Kadrizzi, Quatrieme Ami, 10-1 Aguerooo, 12-1 Field Of Vision, 25-1 Sign Of The Kodiac, 33-1 Illegally Blonde, 66-1 Krystallite, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

AW Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships: 4-6 Cold As Ice, 5-1 Volunteer Point, 7-1 Saucy Minx, 9-1 Alfajer, 16-1 Primrose Valley, 25-1 Bint Dandy, Secret Hint, 40-1 Diamond Lady, Skidby Mill, Subtle Knife, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

AW Sprint: 9-4 Lancelot Du Lac, 4-1 Goken, 8-1 Rivellino, 10-1 Alben Star, Realize, 12-1 Gamgoom, Spring Loaded – reserve, 14-1 Chookie Royale, Lightscameraction, 16-1 Boom The Groom, Intransigent, 20-1 Bosham, Jamesie – reserve, 25-1 Russian Soul, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

AW Marathon: 5-2 Moonrise Landing, 9-2 Notarised, 5-1 Anglophile, 7-1 Ballynanty, 10-1 John Reel, Sunblazer, 12-1 Blue Surf, 16-1 First Mohican, 20-1 Shalaman, 25-1 Monaleen, Pearl Castle, 50-1 Royal Marskell, Handsome Dan, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

AW 3 Year Old Mile: 7-4 Haalick, 7-2 Race Day, Special Season, 11-2 Cape Speed, 10-1 Bear Faced, 16-1 Sea Of Flames, 33-1 Bernie’s Boy, 40-1 Yeah Baby Yeah, 50-1 Beleave, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

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