Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mehmas Win Boosts Caravaggio Classic Chances

Mehmas held off Blue Point to win the Qatar Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and is now 14-1 from 20-1 with William Hill for next year’s 2000 Guineas.

The victory boosts the chances of 2000 Guineas favourite Caravaggio, who beat Mehmas in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. As a result Hills docked Caravaggio to 3-1 from 7-2. 

“Mehmas has enhanced his own claims but also those of Caravaggio, who is a worthy favourite at this early stage,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. 

2017 Qipco 2000 Guineas: 3-1 Caravaggio, 8-1 Churchill, 11-1 War Decree, 14-1 Mehmas, 16-1 Mokarris, 20-1 Blue Point, 25-1 Boynton, Cunco, Douglas Macarthur, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)