Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Hills Report The Gurkha Climbing Up Derby Betting

William Hill can report that The Gurkha is climbing up The Derby betting lists after significant support in betting shops and online throughout this week. He is 7-2 from 6-1 at the start of the week (and 16-1 prior to winning the French Guineas).

William Hills have taken multiple four figure bets on the horse in the past 48 hours and took a £10,000 bet (at 6-1) on The Gurkha on Monday in a betting shop in London.

“A brigade of punters have finally found a horse they want to back for The Derby and The Gurkha is climbing up the betting as a result,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, Profitable and Waady have both seen money in the Temple Stakes. Profitable has been cut to 7-1 from 8-1 and Waady is 13-2 from 15-2.

In the Irish 2000 Guineas, William Hill have cut Awtaad to 6-1 from 7-1.


What Official Rating Will The Derby Winner Achieve?:

5-1 Below 120

EVENS 120 to 123

7-4 124 to 127

10-1 128 or above

(Official Rating the Derby winner achieves for victory at Epsom)


Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas: 7-4 Galileo Gold, 3-1 Air Force Blue, 6-1 Air Vice Marshal, Awtaad, 8-1 Blue De Vega, 12-1 Sanus Per Aquam, 16-1 Moonlight Magic, 20-1 Herald The Dawn, Shogun, 25-1 Bravery, 50-1 Lieutenant General, 66-1 Theodorico, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas: 4-5 Ballydoyle, 3-1 Now Or Never, 8-1 Turret Rocks, 10-1 Besharah, 12-1 Ashadihan, Coolmore, 16-1 Anamba, Jet Setting, Tanaza, 20-1 Cool Thunder, Even Song, Radiantly, 25-1 Pretty Perfect, 33-1 Czabo, 50-1 Californiadreaming, Diamond Fields, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Tattersalls Gold Cup: 8-11 Found, 3-1 Fascinating Rock, 4-1 The Grey Gatsby, 6-1 Time Test, 20-1 Bocca Baciata, Success Days, 66-1 Hot Sauce, The Steward, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Temple Stakes: 5-2 Mecca’s Angel, 11-2 Muthmir, 13-2 Waady, 7-1 Profitable, 10-1 Goldream, 11-1 Sole Power, 12-1 Kachy, 14-1 Sir Maximilian, Take Cover, 16-1 Cotai Glory, Move In Time, Pearl Secret, 20-1 Aeolus, Steps, 25-1 Justineo, Kingsgate Native, Spirit Quartz, 100-1 Iffranesia, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Dash: 7-1 Duke Of Firenze, 10-1 Double Up, Maljaa, 12-1 Boom The Groom, Caspian Prince, Hay Chewed, Kimberella, Monsieur Joe, Seeking Magic, 14-1 Desert Law, Steps, 16-1 Barnet Fair, Harry Hurricane, Red Baron, 20-1 Arctic Feeling, Lightscameraction, Normal Equilibrium, Roudee, Secretinthepark, Son Of Africa, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Investec Coronation Cup: EVENS Postponed, 3-1 Found, 7-1 Simple Verse, 8-1 Bondi Beach, Highland Reel, Vazirabad, 16-1 Arabian Queen, 25-1 Second Step, The Corsican, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Derby: 5-2 Minding (with a run), 7-2 The Gurkha, 4-1 US Army Ranger, 5-1 Wings Of Desire (needs to be supplemented), 10-1 Cloth Of Stars (needs to be supplemented), Deauville, Midterm, 12-1 Moonlight Magic, 14-1 Harzand, Massaat, Port Douglas, Ulysses, 20-1 Idaho, Johannes Vermeer, Shogun, 25-1 Algometer, Emotionless, Humphrey Bogart (needs to be supplemented), Linguistic (needs to be supplemented), Marcel, Muntazah, Royal Artillery, Zarak, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Oaks: 4-7 Minding, 7-1 Ballydoyle, 12-1 Even Song, Turret Rocks, 16-1 Coolmore, Pretty Perfect, Somehow, 20-1 Architecture, Seventh Heaven, 25-1 Beautiful Morning, Fireglow, Harlequeen, 33-1 How High The Moon, 40-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Preakness Stakes: 4-6 Nyquist, 4-1 Exaggerator, 7-1 Stradivari, 12-1 Suddenbreakingnews, 14-1 Collected, 20-1 Cherry Wine, 25-1 Fellowship, 33-1 Lani, Uncle Lino, 40-1 Awesome Speed, Laoban, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Wokingham: 12-1 Brando, 14-1 Outback Traveller, 16-1 Buckstay, Flash Fire, Mutawathea, Toofi, 20-1 Afjaan, Direct Times, Don’t Bother Me, Duke Of Firenze, Hold Tight, Interception, Robert Le Diable, Spring Loaded, 25-1 Absolutely So, Baccarat, C Note, Dhahmaan, George Bowen, G Force, Ghalib, Glen Moss, Glenrowan Rose, Golden Steps, Huntsmans Close, Kasbah, Kickboxer, Lancelot Du Lac, Love Spirit, Mythmaker, Naadirr, Polybius, Ridge Ranger, Right Touch, Rivellino, Ruwaiyan, Salateen, Sir Robert Cheval, Tanzeel, The Happy Prince, Toscanini, Tupi, Udontdodou, Watchable, Withernsea, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)