Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Good Night, Vienna! Aidan Eclipse Win Would All But Seal Title

“We think Aidan O’Brien is virtually assured of winning the Trainers’ Championship now. There is still a significant chunk of the British Flat season remaining, but we think Aidan O’Brien has such a stranglehold on the big races that if he wins the Eclipse, it’s Good Night, Vienna!” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Mind you, we had similar odds for the UK to vote ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum…”

The Gurkha is currently 10-11 favourite for this weekend’s big race at Sandown.

William Hill offer just 1-7 that O’Brien wins the UK Flat Trainers’ Championship. It’s a little closer in the jockeys’ version, with Silvestre De Sousa 4-7 and Ryan Moore at 7-4.


2016 UK Flat Trainers’ Championship: 1-7 Aidan O’Brien, 6-1 John Gosden, 14-1 Richard Hannon, 16-1 Roger Varian, 20-1 Richard Fahey, 50-1 Sir Michael Stoute

2016 UK Flat Jockeys’ Championship: 4-7 Silvestre De Sousa, 7-4 Ryan Moore, 10-1 Andrea Atzeni, 20-1 William Buick, 33-1 Paul Mulrennan

Coral Eclipse: 10-11 The Gurkha, 7-2 My Dream Boat, 4-1 Time Test, 7-1 Hawkbill, 14-1 Western Hymn, 66-1 Bravery, 200-1 Countermeasure, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

Coral Distaff: 11-4 Snow Moon, 7-2 Sharaakah, 6-1 Make Fast, Wilamina, 8-1 Raaqy, 12-1 Australian Queen, Desert Haze, Light Up Our World, 14-1 Alamode, 33-1 Ejayteekay, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Coral Challenge: 9-2 Mutamakkin, 6-1 Best Of Times, 7-1 White Lake, 8-1 Donncha, 12-1 You’re Fired, 14-1 Chevallier, Secret Brief, Whitman, 16-1 Battle Of Marathon, Fire Ship, King’s Pavilion, Melvin The Grate, Secret Art, What About Carlo, 20-1 Highland Colori, 25-1 Quixote, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Coral Charge: 5-2 Brando, 5-1 Spirit Quartz, 7-1 Log Out Island, Monsieur Joe, 10-1 Jane’s Memory, 12-1 Duke Of Firenze, Lancelot Du Lac, 14-1 Willytheconqueror, 16-1 Iffranesia, 20-1 Dutch Masterpiece, 25-1 Humidor, 33-1 Soapy Aitken, 66-1 Taexali, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Bet365 Old Newton Cup: 5-1 Desert Encounter, Duretto, 8-1 Green Light, 9-1 First Sitting, 12-1 Darshini, Snoano, Tawdeea, 14-1 Watersmeet, 16-1 Barwick, Dance King, Gold Prince, Notarised, Paddys Motorbike, Penglai Pavilion, 20-1 Kapstadt (reserve), 25-1 Havana Beat, Revision (reserve), Windshear, 33-1 Stars Over The Sea, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Lancashire Oaks: 10-3 Endless Time, 11-2 Nightflower, 6-1 Furia Cruzada, 7-1 Carnachy, 8-1 Abingdon, Lady Of Camelot, Loving Things, 9-1 Fireglow, 14-1 Miss Marjurie, 25-1 Lustrous, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)