Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Hoping To Turn Over Affaire

Affaire D’Honneur is the best-backed horse for the Imperial Cup on Saturday and is 7-2 from an original price of 8-1 with William Hill.


“If Affair D’Honneur wins, then bookies will already have had a hiding before Cheltenham Festival even gets underway,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Allee Bleue has been the most popular horse in the past 24 hours with William Hill and has been cut to 12-1 from 14-1. Ebony Express is the same price, bidding to repeat the feat when winning the race from a 1lb higher mark last year.


Imperial Cup: 7-2 Affaire D’Honneur, 11-2 For Good Measure, 7-1 Clayton, 8-1 Solstice Star, 10-1 Rayvin Black, 12-1 Allee Bleue, Ebony Express, Flying Angel, Knockgraffon, 16-1 Sirop De Menthe, 20-1 Spice Fair, Sunshine Corner, 25-1 Prairie Town, 33-1 Sea Wall, Ozzy Thomas, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)