Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hills Look Ahead To York

Looking ahead to York’s Ebor meeting, Wings Of Desire has been well-backed for the Juddmonte International throughout the day. He is now 10-1 from 16-1 with William Hill.

“Each way punters are lapping up the big odds for Wings Of Desire. The market move would suggest he is the one backers fancy against Postponed,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

However, Postponed is very much the one to beat in that race and he is the most heavily punted horse of the week. The Even-Money favourite would be the worst result of the week for the bookies.

In the Great Voltigeur, Across The Stars has been supported in to 7-2 from 9-2.

Meanwhile, in the Nunthorpe betting, Yalta is the worst result for William Hill, but the market is relatively quiet as punters wait for clarification over which horses will run.

In the Ebor, Ivan Grozny is the biggest loser for Hills, having laid prices down from 14-1 to 7-1 after his easy win at Galway.


Juddmonte International Stakes: EVENS Postponed, 7-2 Hawkbill, 5-1 Highland Reel, 10-1 US Army Ranger, Wings Of Desire, 12-1 Mutakayyef, The Grey Gatsby, 20-1 Dariyan, My Dream Boat, 25-1 Almodovar, Arab Spring, Sir Isaac Newton, 33-1 Exosphere, 66-1 King Bolete, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Great Voltigeur Stakes: 11-8 Idaho, 7-2 Across The Stars, 9-2 Muntahaa, 13-2 Stellar Mass, 7-1 Housesofparliament, 10-1 Imperial Aviator, The Major General, 25-1 Cook Islands, Harrison, 33-1 Kellstorm, 50-1 Unicorn, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ebor: 7-1 Ivan Grozny, 10-1 Antiquarium, Qewy, 12-1 Housesofparliament, 14-1 Dannyday, Elidor, Seamour, 16-1 Battersea, Kinema, Oceanographer, Quick Jack, Second Wave, She Is No Lady, 20-1 Amour De Nuit, Barsanti, Commissioned, Desert Encounter, Elite Army, Heartbreak City, Important Message, Kellstorm, Nakeeta, Red Cardinal, Renneti, Sea Of Heaven, Secret Number, Shrewd, Sword Fighter, The Major General, Vent De Force, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Nunthorpe Stakes: 3-1 Profitable, 4-1 Limato (needs to be supplemented), Mecca’s Angel, 8-1 Yalta (needs to be supplemented), 10-1 Easton Angel, Take Cover, 12-1 Brando, Goldream, Washington DC, 14-1 Muthmir, Prince Of Lir, 16-1 Danzeno, Magical Memory, 20-1 Ardad, Cotai Glory, Goken, Silver Rainbow (needs to be supplemented), Sole Power, The Last Lion, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)