Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Cut O'Brien For Trainers' Title

As the UK Turf Flat season kicks off, William Hill have cut Aidan O’Brien for the 2016 UK Flat Trainers’ Championship. The Ballydoyle Master has been cut to 9-4 from 5-2, after William Hill reassessed his chances for this year’s Classics.


William Hill also offer 33-1 that Aidan O’Brien wins ALL FIVE English Classics in 2016.


“Year after year Aidan O’Brien wins a lot of the top races and we think he’s in for another big season. If that’s the case, then he will be a force to be reckoned with in the Trainers’ Championship,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile, William Hill knocked out Richard Hannon to 5-1 from 4-1.


“We’re certainly not ruling out Richard Hannon’s chances but he appears to lack the superstars to win the big races,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Last year’s winner, John Gosden, is currently the 4-5 favourite with William Hill as he bids to land a third overall title.


In the Jockey’s Championship, Silvestre De Sousa is the one to beat at Even-Money, with Ryan Moore at 7-4. William Hill installed Jim Crowley at 33-1 after some interest in his chances now that he has swapped agent and gone freelance.


2016 UK Flat Jockeys’ Championship: Evens Silvestre De Sousa, 7-4 Ryan Moore, 9-1 William Buick, 14-1 Paul Hanagan, 16-1 James Doyle, 20-1 Andrea Atzeni, Graham Lee, 33-1 Jim Crowley, Luke Morris, Tom Marquand,40-1 Oisin Murphy, 50-1 Daryll Holland, 66-1 Frankie Dettori, Pat Dobbs, 150-1 Sean Levey (Win Only)


2016 UK Flat Trainers’ Championship: 4-5 John Gosden, 9-4 Aidan O’Brien, 5-1 Richard Hannon, 12-1 Richard Fahey, 33-1 Mark Johnston, Roger Varian, (Win Only)