Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Flying Officer Up For The Cup

Flying Officer is 7-4 favourite for the Yorkshire Cup with William Hill. John Gosden last trained the winner of the Yorkshire Cup in 2011 with Duncan and he appears to have another likely sort in Flying Officer, who has won six times in 10 starts.

“Flying Officer could be winging his way to the winners’ enclosure and with Frankie Dettori in the saddle he is bound to be popular with punters,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

There’s support for a couple of others in the race against the favourite - Second Step has been trimmed to 5-2 from 11-4, while Curbyourenthusiasm is 10-1 from 12-1.

Yorkshire Cup: 7-4 Flying Officer, 5-2 Second Step, 7-2 Clever Cookie, 9-1 Glaring, Suegioo, 10-1 Curbyourenthusiasm, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

Ascot Gold Cup: 9-4 Order Of St George, 8-1 Bondi Beach, Max Dynamite, 10-1 Simple Verse, 12-1 Flying Officer, Mizzou, 16-1 Big Orange, Clever Cookie, 20-1 Alex My Boy, Litigant, 25-1 Manatee, Mille Et Mille, Moonrise Landing, Quest For More, Scotland, Wicklow Brave, 33-1 BAR (50-1 Curbyourenthusiasm, 66-1 Glaring, 66-1 Suegioo) (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)