Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Hoping For Good Friday After Cheltenham Horror Show

Punters’ pockets are bulging after Cheltenham and we’re hoping for a Good Friday for the bookies,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “There are a host of short-price favourites and we’ll be reeling if they all start winning.”

“However, Goken is the worst single result of the meeting and has been strongly backed for the Sprint.”

GOOD FRIDAY ALL WEATHER CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

AW Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships: 4-6 Cold As Ice, 9-2 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)

Cold As Ice is a popular favourite at 4-6 and will be tough to beat, while each-way punters took the 5-1 offered about Volunteer Point and she has shortened to 9-2.

AW Sprint: 5-2 Lancelot Du Lac, 7-2 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)

Lancelot du Lac has been positive over the last seven days and is 5-2 favourite, but he has a tough draw and the money has come for the second-favourite. Goken is 7-2 and is now the worst result across the entire card for William Hill.

AW Marathon: 2-1 Moonrise Landing, 9-2 Notarised, 5-1 Anglophile, 6-1 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)

Moonrise Landing has been the best backed horse in the Marathon and has shortened to 2-1 from 5-2 in the past 24 hours. Ballynanty is also popular at 6-1 from 7-1.

All-Weather Mile: 7-4 Mindurownbusiness, 5-2 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)

Sovereign Debt is 5-2 second-favourite from 11-4 in the Mile, with the front two horses in the market running for the punters and everything else in the race looking like a positive result for the bookies.

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)

Grendisar is the obvious favourite for the race and is the best-backed, although turnover has not been particularly spectacular and the hope is the race captures the imagination of on-the-day punters.

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)

The favourite Gracious John is solid at 6-4, while Quatrieme Ami has been the choice of each-way punters.

AW 3 Year Old Mile: 7-4 Haalick, 7-2 Race Day, 4-1 Special Season, 5-1 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)

Cape Speed is the momentum horse in this race and is now 5-1 from 11-2 with William Hill.

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, 20-1 Vadamos, 25-1 Hokko Tarumae, 33-1 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: 6-4 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: 11-8 Vazirabad, 9-2 Manatee, 11-2 Big Orange, 10-1 Haafaguinea, 12-1 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, 11-4 Duramente, 4-1 Highland Reel, 10-1 Dariyan, 12-1 Last Impact, 20-1 Gailo Chop, Sheikhzayedroad, The Blue Eye, 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)

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