Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Churchill Halves In Price For Guineas

Churchill is now 7-2 from 7-1 with William Hill for the Qipco 2000 Guineas after winning the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.

Hills also cut the Aidan O’Brien-trained winner to 12-1 from 16-1 for the Derby – he’s now favourite for the Epsom Classic.

“Churchill seems to improve with every run and he looks a genuine contender for next year’s Classics,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

2017 Qipco 2000 Guineas: 5-2 Caravaggio, 7-2 Churchill, 10-1 Blue Point, 11-1 War Decree, 14-1 South Seas, 16-1 Mokarris, 20-1 Rivet, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Derby: 12-1 Churchill, 16-1 Capri, 20-1 Douglas Macarthur, 25-1 Finn McCool, Rivet, 33-1 Best Of Days, Cunco, Seven Heavens, 40-1 Frontispiece, 50-1 Okool, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)