Following news that Canford Cliffs will miss Saturday’s QEII, William Hill have installed Makfi as their clear 4/5 favourite for the Group One showpiece at at Ascot.
Defending champion Rip Van Winkle is now 11-4 (from 7-2).
William Hill spokeswoman told betrescue.com ‘’Racing fans have been denied one of the most mouth-watering rematches of the season with the late withdrawal of Canford Cliffs. Makfi now quite rightly takes the top honours in the betting, with Rip Van Winkle the biggest threat to a French victory.’’
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (revised betting): 4-5 Makfi, 11-4 Rip Van Winkle, 8-1 Poet’s Voice, 14-1 Steinbeck, 16-1 Awzaan, Hearts Of Fire, Rio De La Plata, 25-1 Beethoven, 33-1 Bushman, Red Jazz, 150-1 Air Chief Marshall, Windsor Palace – (EW 1/5 1,2,3) – Cape Blanco not quoted