HORSE RACING: A look at some of Royal Ascot’s market moves in the ante post horse racing markets and also at some of today’s races. Compare latest odds for ante post horse racing.
Ascot watered 6mm on Thursday evening
Punters looking for clues for the big field races on the straight course at Royal Ascot this week were given an early indicator on Sunday when clerk Chris Stickels issued GoingStick readings which suggest that the far rail has an edge over the stands’ side.
The readings for the straight course on Sunday afternoon were 9.0 on the stands’ side, 8.8 on the centre and 9.2 on the far side. The round course reading was 8.5
There would be few more popular winners at Royal Ascot on Friday than Jacqueline Quest, 1st but disqualified in the 1000 Guineas, moving in to 8/1 with Bet365.
Stan James have gone further to make Jacqueline Quest 6/1 but most are holding steady at 7′s or 8′s.
Starspangledbanner with an early morning move, 7/1 from 9/1 (Paddy Power), vying for 2nd fav position with Happy Zero and Fleeting Spirit.
Wokingham Heritage Handicap:
The Wokingham market sprang into life yesterday lunchtime after it was revealed Hawkeyethenoo, joint 7/1 fav with Genki, failed to make the cut for the final field. Genki is left as clear fav, totesport shortening to 6/1 from 8/1.
Prohibit is back on the move in after yo-yoing a bit yesterday, 33/1 into 20/1 at Sportingbet.
Stan James ease Ryan Moore slightly to 5/4 favourite to be the top jockey at Royal Ascot following a barren Thursday;
5-4 Moore, R
2 Dettori, L
3 Hughes, R
14 Hills, M
20 Fallon, K
(All Stan James)