Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Cut O'Brien Cleansweep

William Hill cut the odds of Aidan O’Brien winning all five English Classics this year to 20-1 from 33-1, with the ‘Class of 2016’ at Ballydoyle looking strong and prevalent in the betting.

Minding is one of the horses to lead the attack and she will be aimed at both the Qipco 1000 Guineas and the Investec Oaks. William Hill offer 6-1 that she completes the double. It’s 20-1 for her stablemate, Ballydoyle, to win both races.

With 2000 Guineas favourite Air Force Blue and Derby market leader US Army Ranger both trained by O’Brien as well, it could be a year to remember for the boys at Ballydoyle.

“Aidan O’Brien has a shot at winning all the Classics this season, with Air Force Blue and Minding leading the first attack at the Guineas meeting,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “Bookies certainly fear the Ballydoyle master and with the punters’ pal Ryan Moore in the hotseat, it could spell double trouble.”


To Train Winner Of All 5 English Classics In 2016: 20-1 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

To Win Qipco 1000 Guineas & Investec Oaks: 6-1 Minding, 20-1 Ballydoyle


Qipco 2000 Guineas: 8-11 Air Force Blue, 9-1 Emotionless, 12-1 Massaat, Stormy Antarctic, 16-1 Buratino, Marcel, 20-1 Blue De Vega, Royal Artillery, 25-1 Cymric, Foundation, Herald The Dawn, Mootaharer, Predilection, 33-1 Air Vice Marshal, Daily Bulletin, Estidraak, Folkswood, Galileo Gold, Jufn, Moon Trouble, Painted Cliffs, Prize Money, Ribchester, Round Two, Smash Williams, Washington DC, Waterloo Bridge, 40-1 Bravery, Eltezam, Very Talented, 50-1 Brave Hero, Mengli Khan, Shogun, Tabarrak, Taqdeer, Zonderland, 66-1 Adventurous, Bobby Wheeler, Bolting, Cape Speed, Chelsea Lad, Ennaadd, First Selection, Kachy, Lustrous Light, Sevenleft, Steel Of Madrid, Theodorico, Tribal Beat, Zhui Feng, 100-1 Kentuckyconnection, Manson, Mohab, Steady Pace, Thundering Blue, Tiercel, Tigerwolf, Tony Curtis, You’re Hired, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Qipco 1000 Guineas: 13-8 Minding, 4-1 Lumiere, 6-1 Ballydoyle, 10-1 Nathra, 16-1 Illuminate, 20-1 Turret Rocks, 25-1 Antonoe, Come Alive, Even Song, First Victory, Gherdaiya, Left Hand, Pleasemetoo, Qemah, Tanaza, 33-1 Alice Springs, Beautiful Morning, Besharah, Best In The World, Blue Bayou, Coolmore, Dothraki Queen, Glamorous Approach, Materialistic, Midweek, Now Or Never, Sasparella, The Black Princess, Thetis, 40-1 Aljazzi, Chastushka, Fireglow, Hawksmoor, How High The Moon, Love Potion, Most Beautiful, Only Mine, Toumar, 50-1 Farandine, Katie’s Diamond, Promising Run, Yakaba, Zest, 66-1 Aljuljalah, Ashadihan, Californiadreaming, Doubly Motivated, Fourth Way, Manasarova, Mix And Mingle, Qamarain, Robanne, Shaden, Sharja Queen, Siamsaiocht, Wholesome, 100-1 Dubai Fashion, Epsom Icon, Rebel Surge, Special Focus, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Derby: 4-1 US Army Ranger, 9-1 Midterm, 14-1 Foundation, 16-1 Harzand, Idaho, Massaat, The Gurkha, Ultra, Wajeez, 20-1 Emotionless, Johannes Vermeer, UAE Prince, Zarak, 25-1 Marcel, 33-1 Beacon Rock, Black Sea, Cook Islands, Embiran, Moonlight Magic, Sanus Per Aquam, Tathqeef, Tirmizi, Winning Story, 40-1 Ebediyin, Mustajeer, Mutawaaly, Sky Kingdom, 50-1 Aasheq, Big Ben, Brave Hero, Mengli Khan, Shogun, 66-1 Satish, 100-1 Top Beak, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Oaks: 7-2 Minding, 7-1 Ballydoyle, 16-1 Even Song, Turret Rocks, 20-1 Coolmore, Pretty Perfect, 25-1 Alice Springs, Fadillah, Harlequeen, So Mi Dar, 33-1 Beautiful Morning, Best In The World, Glamorous Approach, How High The Moon, 40-1 Kind Of Magic, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)


Kentucky Derby: 10-3 Nyquist, 8-1 Exaggerator, Mohaymen, 12-1 Brodys Cause, 14-1 Destin, Gun Runner, 16-1 Mo Tom, Mor Spirit, 20-1 Creator, Cupid, Outwork, 25-1 Danzing Candy, Lani, My Man Sam, Suddenbreakingnews, Zulu, 33-1 Airoforce, Swipe, 40-1 Shagaf, Whitmore, 50-1 Cocked And Loaded, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Kentucky Oaks: 7-4 Rachel’s Valentina, 5-1 Lewis Bay, 7-1 Carina Mia, Land Over Sea, 10-1 Go Maggie Go, Weep No More, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)