Horse Racing By Rupert Adams

Big Day – Churchill & Winter Backed For Glory

On paper it looks like it will be another cracking weekend for the Aidan O’Brien team, with Churchill Evens favourite to win the Irish Champion Stakes and Winter offered at 10/11 to win the Matron Stakes.

“This weekend is crucial for Aidan O’Brien in his quest to beat Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 group one victories and on paper Churchill & Winter should get him off to a good start,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Leopardstown - QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes - 9th Sep 2017:  (William Hill bet) 1/1 Churchill, 7/2 Eminent, 8/1 Poet's Word, 10/1 Cliffs Of Moher, 12/1 Success Days, 16/1 Decorated Knight, 20/1 Zhukova, 25/1 Moonlight Magic, 50/1 The Grey Gatsby, 50/1 Taj Maha

535 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes: (William Hill bet) 10/11 Winter, 11/2 Roly Poly, 7/1 Qemah, 8/1 Persuasive, 8/1 Rhododendron, 16/1 Hydrangea, 20/1 Wuheida, 25/1 Unforgetable Filly, 40/1 Intricately, 50/1 Laganore, 66/1 Diamond Fields, 100/1 Bean Feasa

William Hill Special

7/4 Aidan O’ Brien to beat Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 Group 1 & Grade 1 winners in 2017