Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Pile On O’Brien Pair

The momentum is well and truly behind Air Force Blue and Minding for this weekend’s Classic races, with Air Force Blue now 4-7 with William Hill from 4-6 and Minding 5-4 from 11-8.

In addition to the singles, the double on the Aidan O’Brien-trained market leaders is proving popular.

“It’s building to a perfect storm and the pair could be very short by the weekend,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Qipco 2000 Guineas: 4-7 Air Force Blue, 6-1 Stormy Antarctic, 10-1 Massaat, 12-1 Buratino, Marcel, 16-1 Blue De Vega, 25-1 Galileo Gold, 33-1 Herald The Dawn, Ribchester, Taqdeer, 40-1 Air Vice Marshal, 50-1 Shogun, 66-1 Bravery, First Selection, Zonderland, 100-1 Zhui Feng, 200-1 Kentuckyconnection, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Qipco 1000 Guineas: 5-4 Minding, 4-1 Lumiere, 11-2 Ballydoyle, 10-1 Nathra, 14-1 Illuminate, 20-1 Robanne, Turret Rocks, 25-1 Alice Springs, Jet Setting, Midweek, 33-1 Blue Bayou, Mix And Mingle, 40-1 Aljazzi, Fireglow, 66-1 Ashadihan, Sharja Queen, 100-1 Epsom Icon, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

To Win Qipco 1000 Guineas and Investec Oaks: 6-1 Minding, 16-1 Ballydoyle

Investec Derby: 4-1 US Army Ranger, 6-1 Midterm, 14-1 Foundation, 16-1 Harzand, Idaho, Massaat, The Gurkha, Wajeez, 20-1 Emotionless, Johannes Vermeer, Zarak, 25-1 Algometer, Marcel, 33-1 Beacon Rock, Black Sea, Cook Islands, Embiran, High Ground, Moonlight Magic, Sanus Per Aquam, Tathqeef, Tirmizi, Winning Story, 40-1 Ebediyin, Mustajeer, Mutawaaly, Sky Kingdom, 50-1 Aasheq, Big Ben, Brave Hero, Claudio Monteverdi, Mengli Khan, Shogun, UAE Prince, 66-1 Satish, 100-1 Top Beak, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Oaks: 3-1 Minding, 6-1 So Mi Dar, 10-1 Ballydoyle, 16-1 Even Song, Turret Rocks, 20-1 Coolmore, Fadillah, Pretty Perfect, 25-1 Alice Springs, Harlequeen, 33-1 Beautiful Morning, Best In The World, Glamorous Approach, How High The Moon, 40-1 King Of Magic, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


To Train Winner Of All 5 English Classics In 2016: 16-1 Aidan O’Brien


Any Horse To Win The US Triple Crown In 2016: 12-1

Any Horse To Win The English Triple Crown In 2016: 50-1