Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Orion's To Star In St Wilfrid

Early bird punters will be hoping their bets on Orion’s Bow hit the target on Saturday, when the popular favourite races in the William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes. The sponsor has slashed the odds for Orion’s Bow to 5-1 from 6-1 after he was well-backed when odds were first released on Monday.

“If Orion’s Bow hits the bullseye on Saturday it could be a dreadful result for bookies. He’s being strongly backed and the last three favourites of the race have won – surely we won’t see a fourth in a row?!” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

At longer odds, there’s been a degree of support for Intisaab representing David O’Meara who has trained three of the last five winners of the race.

Elsewhere, William Hill’s 7-2 favourite Tryster is the most popular horse in the Arlington Million, while Home Of The Brave and Nemoralia are joint 3-1 favourites in the Hungerford Stakes.

William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes: 5-1 Orion’s Bow, 10-1 Kimberella, Related, 11-1 Nuno Tristan, 12-1 Intisaab, Perfect Pasture, 14-1 Alben Star, Muhadathat, Rex Imperator, Shanghai Glory, Snap Shots, Toofi, 16-1 Baccarat, Dawaa, Hawatif, Mujassam, Nameitwhatyoulike, Pipers Note, Son Of Africa, 20-1 Avon Breeze, Clear Spring, George Bowen, George Dryden, Mythmaker, Shared Equity, Shipyard, Tatlisu, 25-1 Blaine, Dragon King, Fast Track, Go Far, Grandad’s World, Khelman, Louis The Pious, Mishaal, Moonraker, Munfallet, Ninjago, Pea Shooter, Roudee, Shore Step, Stellarta, 33-1 Best Trip, Dandyleekie, Fendale, Giant Spark, Holiday Magic, Johnny Cavagin, Patrick, See The Sun, Twin Appeal, 40-1 Alexandrakollontai, Barnet Fair, Classic Seniority, Duke Cosimo, Explain, Gran Canaria Queen, Handsome Dude, Love Island, Magic City, Willbeme, 50-1 Fairway To Heaven, Mississippi, Still On Top, 66-1 Apricot Sky, Kestrel Call, Monarch Maid, 100-1 Hit The Lights, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)


Arlington Million: 7-2 Tryster, 4-1 Mondialiste, 9-2 Deauville, 7-1 Decorated Knight, World Approval, 10-1 The Pizza Man, 11-1 Wake Forest, 16-1 Kasaqui, Take The Stand, 25-1 Danish Dynaformer, Greengrassofyoming, 40-1 Dubai Sky, 50-1 Pumpkin Rumble, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Hungerford Stakes: 3-1 Home Of The Brave, Nemoralia, 11-2 Convey, 8-1 Air Vice Marshal, Toormore, 10-1 Adaay, 11-1 Markaz, 12-1 Breton Rock, 14-1 Jallota, 16-1 Cougar Mountain, 20-1 Golden Steps, Richard Pankhurst, 25-1 Dark Emerald, 33-1 Lord Of The Land, 80-1 The Happy Prince, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)