Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Guineas Double Trouble For Bookies?

Galileo Gold and Minding both bid for an English/Irish Guineas double this weekend, with Galileo Gold 7-4 favourite with William Hill for the Irish 2000 Guineas and Minding just 2-5 to follow-up after her Newmarket romp.

Throw in the very popular Mecca’s Angel who will be a very short price for the Temple Stakes should the predicted rain arrive in time, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes and odds-on Tattersalls Gold Cup favourite Found and it could be a costly weekend for the bookmakers if all the shorties win.

“Most of the big races this weekend have short-price favourites and if they all win then it could be a very costly couple of days for us,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

“We think Mecca’s Angel could start as short as Even-Money in the Temple Stakes,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Temple Stakes: 2-1 Mecca’s Angel, 13-2 Muthmir, Waady, 8-1 Profitable, 11-1 Goldream, 14-1 Kachy, Sole Power, 16-1 Sir Maximilian, Take Cover, 20-1 Move In Time, Pearl Secret, 25-1 Aeolus, Cotai Glory, Steps, 33-1 Justineo, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas: 7-4 Galileo Gold, 11-4 Air Force Blue, 5-1 Awtaad, 7-1 Air Vice Marshal, 9-1 Blue De Vega, 14-1 Sanus Per Aquam, 25-1 Shogun, 33-1 Bravery, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Preakness Stakes: 4-6 Nyquist, 4-1 Exaggerator, 7-1 Stradivari, 14-1 Collected, 20-1 Cherry Wine, 25-1 Fellowship, 33-1 Abiding Star, Lani, Uncle Lino, 40-1 Awesome Speed, Laoban, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Tattersalls Gold Cup: 5-6 Found, 7-2 Fascinating Rock, 5-1 The Grey Gatsby, 6-1 Time Test, 20-1 Bocca Baciata, 25-1 Success Days, 100-1 Hot Sauce, The Steward, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas: 2-5 Minding, 5-1 Now Or Never, 11-1 Turret Rocks, 16-1 Coolmore, Jet Setting, 20-1 Ashadihan, 25-1 Anamba, Tanaza, 28-1 Cool Thunder, 33-1 Pretty Perfect, Radiantly, 50-1 Czabo, 66-1 Diamond Fields, 100-1 Californiadreaming, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)