Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Order Backed For Ascot Gold Cup

William Hill have cut Order Of St George to 6-4 from 7-4 for the Ascot Gold Cup, with some punters deciding he is the banker of the week. He is now the shortest priced horse in any of William Hill’s antepost Royal Ascot markets.

William Hill were forced to take evasive action after one customer placed a £4000 bet at 7-4 on Order Of St George. The bet was placed in a William Hill shop in Norfolk.

This is the joint-biggest bet that William Hill have taken on Royal Ascot so far (the other being £4k at 3/1 on Usherette for the Duke of Cambridge).

“We’re laying a lot of bets on Order Of St George and he could start a very short price for the Ascot Gold Cup,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Caravaggio is now 5-2 favourite from 3-1 for the Coventry Stakes after decent support.

In Saturday’s feature race at Musselburgh, the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup, it’s 6-1 the field with the sponsor, with Kimberella now out on his own at that price after the bookmaker eased Blaine to 7-1 from 6-1 and Brando to 8-1 from 7-1.

“We want to be as competitive as possible for our sponsored race and we’re top price on the front three in the betting,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

 Royal Ascot Movers

Coventry: Caravaggio 5-2 from 3-1
Ascot Gold Cup: Order Of St George 6-4 from 7-4


William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup: 6-1 Kimberella, 7-1 Blaine, 8-1 Brando, 9-1 Red Baron, 10-1 Duke Of Firenze, Thesme, 12-1 See The Sun, 14-1 Barnet Fair, Fast Track, Judicial, 16-1 Distant Past, Hoofalong, Lexington Abbey, Monsieur Joe, Olivia Fallow, Polybius, Robot Boy, Royal Birth, Seeking Magic, Shipyard, 20-1 Confessional, Desert Law, Green Door, Kibaar, Meadway, Silvanus, Tangerine Trees, 25-1 Burning Thread, Fredericka, Merhoob, Normal Equilibrium, Secretinthepark, Soul Brother, Waseem Faris, 33-1 Pearl Acclaim, Stanghow, 50-1 Classy Anne, Clergyman, Landing Night, 66-1 Apricot Sky, Blue Sonic, Bunce, Go Go Green, Jinky, Star Cracker, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Belmont Stakes: EVENS Exaggerator, 5-1 Suddenbreakingnews, 7-1 Cherry Wine, Stradivari, 10-1 Brody’s Cause, Lani, 12-1 Destin, 14-1 Governor Malibu, 16-1 Creator, 33-1 Wild About Deb, 50-1 Gettysburg, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

888sport Charity Sprint: 6-1 Udontdodou, 8-1 Dancing Star, 10-1 Aclaim, Ikerrin Road, 12-1 Nisser, Show Stealer, Strong Challenge, Venturous, 14-1 Alqubbah, C Note, Gallipoli, Gunmetal, Paddy Power, Projection, Reflektor, 16-1 A Momentofmadness, Celebration, Dhahmaan, Madrinho, Mayfair Lady, Tawdheef, 20-1 Lathom, Mr Lupton, Wayward Hoof, 25-1 Elronaq, Excessable, Kadrizzi, Riflescope, Sixties Sue, Still On Top, Taexali, Top Of The Bank, 33-1 Calypso Choir, Mont Kiara, Sign Of The Kodiac, Twin Sails, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


St James’s Palace Stakes: 6-4 The Gurkha, 3-1 Awtaad, 4-1 Galileo Gold, 12-1 Emotionless, 14-1 Blue De Vega, Zonderland, 16-1 Air Vice Marshal, Ribchester, 25-1 Bravery, Long Island Sound, 33-1 Bolting, Claudio Monteverdi, First Selection, 50-1 Cymric, Ehtiraas, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Queen Anne: 3-1 Tepin, 5-1 Belardo, 6-1 Ervedya, Time Test, 8-1 Limato, 10-1 Esoterique, 12-1 Endless Drama, 14-1 Toormore, 16-1 Arod, Kodi Bear, 20-1 Amazing Maria, 25-1 Lightning Spear, Mondialiste, 33-1 A Shin Erwin, Cougar Mountain, 50-1 Dick Whittington, 500-1 Barchan, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Coventry Stakes: 5-2 Caravaggio, 5-1 Mehmas, 6-1 Psychedelic Funk, 7-1 Yalta, 14-1 Peace Envoy, 20-1 Harry Angel, Reach High, 33-1 Hyperfocus, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

King’s Stand: 6-1 Profitable, 7-1 Acapulco, Meccas Angel, Muthmir, 10-1 Goldream, Sole Power, 14-1 Take Cover, 16-1 Jungle Cat, Medicean Man, Mongolian Saturday, Pearl Secret, Waady, 20-1 Cotai Glory, Out Do, 25-1 Ajaya, Lancelot Du Lac, Move In Time, Sir Maximilian, 33-1 Aeolus, Double Up, Waterloo Bridge, 50-1 Goken, 100-1 Hay Chewed, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Duke Of Cambridge: 11-4 Usherette, 5-1 Amazing Maria, 6-1 Ervedya, 7-1 Esoterique, 8-1 Impassable, Jazzi Top, Lucida, 10-1 Blond Me, Miss Temple City, 12-1 Ainippe, Always Smile, Devonshire, Very Special, 14-1 Furia Cruzada, 16-1 Maimara, Sayana, 20-1 Irish Rookie, Spangled, 25-1 Realtra, 33-1 Black Cherry, Queen Catrine, Siyoushake, 40-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: 7-4 A Shin Hikari, 3-1 Time Test, 5-1 Found, 8-1 The Grey Gatsby, 12-1 Cannock Chase, 14-1 Covert Love, Tryster, 16-1 Endless Drama, Erupt, Highland Reel, Intilaaq, 20-1 My Dream Boat, Western Hymn, 25-1 Arabian Queen, Mondialiste, 33-1 Ayrad, Sir Isaac Newton, 40-1 Best Of Times, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Royal Hunt Cup: 7-1 Convey, 12-1 Best Of Times, Portage, 14-1 Buckstay, Donncha, Secret Brief, Spirit Raiser, 16-1 Azraff, Cape Icon, Carry On Deryck, Earth Drummer, Grand Inquisitor, Hasanour, 20-1 Balmoral Castle, Balty Boys, Belgian Bill, Can’t Change It, Early Morning, Erik The Red, GM Hopkins, Hors De Combat, Jallota, Librisa Breeze, Master The World, Mitchum Swagger, Mr Owen, Predominance, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Ascot Gold Cup: 6-4 Order Of St George, 8-1 Bondi Beach, 10-1 Max Dynamite, Mizzou, 12-1 Flying Officer, 16-1 Big Orange, Clever Cookie, Curbyourenthusiasm, Pallasator, Scotland, 20-1 Alex My Boy, 25-1 Fly With Me, Manatee, Mille Et Mille, Quest For More, Sheikhzayedroad, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Commonwealth Cup: 7-2 Acapulco, 4-1 Quiet Reflection, 10-1 Gifted Master, Log Out Island, Lumiere, 12-1 Washington DC, 14-1 Kachy, 16-1 Donjuan Triumphant, Ibn Malik, Illuminate, La Rioja, 20-1 Ajaya, Buratino, Cheikeljack, Tasleet, 25-1 Dream Dubai, Smash Williams, Taneen, Waterloo Bridge, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Hardwicke Stakes: 7-2 Exosphere, 5-1 Cannock Chase, Dartmouth, 7-1 Eagle Top, 8-1 Elite Army, Simple Verse, 10-1 Highland Reel, Order Of St George, Scottish, 14-1 Beautiful Romance, Mount Logan, The Grey Gatsby, 16-1 Almodovar, Erupt, Journey, Wicklow Brave, 20-1 Astronereus, Intilaaq, Ming Dynasty, Pleascach, Western Hymn, 25-1 Kings Fete, Sir Isaac Newton, 33-1 Star Storm, 66-1 Chemical Charge, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Diamond Jubilee Stakes: 5-1 Magical Memory, The Tin Man, 7-1 Twilight Son, 8-1 Limato, Undrafted, 12-1 Gold Fun, Holler, 14-1 Strath Burn, 16-1 Home Of The Brave, Suedois, 20-1 Jungle Cat, 25-1 Fort Del Oro, Mattmu, Mongolian Saturday, Sole Power, 33-1 Dick Whittington, Interception, Signs Of Blessing, Tupi, Yuften, 50-1 Cougar Mountain, Goken, Moviesta, Coulsty, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)