Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Pile On Gatsby After Jockey Change

Danny Tudhope will ride The Grey Gatsby instead of Jamie Spencer and it’s a move that appears to have gone down well in the betting market. The Grey Gatsby has been cut for the Juddmonte International to 12-1 from 14-1 with William Hill.

“Jamie Spencer has put in some great rides this season, particularly on Deauville in the Belmont Derby Invitational. However, punters have been piling on to The Grey Gatsby after hearing that Danny Tudhope will ride instead.”

William Hill can report the favourite Postponed is weak ahead of the Juddmonte International, yet could still be the worst result of the week.

“Postponed has been weak since the final declarations, but he is still the worst antepost result across the Ebor meeting, with a third of all bets on the Juddmonte International favourite,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Dariyan has been cut to 12-1 from 16-1 since the final declarations.

From the other key races on the opening day of the Ebor meeting, Best Of Days is the most popular horse in the Acomb, while Idaho is coming under pressure at 10-11 in the Great Voltigeur.


1.55 Symphony Stakes: 10-1 Boom The Groom, Bowson Fred, Duke Of Firenze, Lexington Abbey, Royal Birth, 12-1 Captain Colby, Harry Hurricane, Line Of Reason, 14-1 Robot Boy, 16-1 Ninjago, 20-1 Baraweez, Hoofalong, Meadway, Medicean Man, Move In Time, Union Rose, 25-1 Arctic Feeling, Hay Chewed, Soapy Aitken, 33-1 Zanetto, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

2.30 Acomb Stakes: 5-4 Best Of Days, 7-2 Bear Valley, 9-2 Lockheed, 6-1 Courage Under Fire, 14-1 Syphax, 20-1 Tommy Taylor, 22-1 Galactic Prince, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

3.05 Great Voltigeur Stakes: 10-11 Idaho, 5-2 Across The Stars, 6-1 Housesofparliament, 10-1 Imperial Aviator, The Major General, 25-1 Harrison, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)

3.40 Juddmonte International Stakes: 11-8 Postponed, 9-2 Hawkbill, 11-2 Highland Reel, 12-1 Dariyan, Mutakayyef, The Grey Gatsby, 14-1 Wings Of Desire, 18-1 Almodovar, 25-1 Arab Spring, 33-1 Exosphere, Sir Isaac Newton, 100-1 King Bolete, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

*Note – tomorrow’s advert prices to follow at 5.30pm*