The firm’s Rory Jiwani told betrescue.com, “We had Camelot and Orfevre as joint-favourites but the Japan’s great hope has been drawn in the car park in stall 18. While it may not stop him winning, it will certainly hinder his chances as low draws have been favoured in recent years. Camelot is now 11/4 favourite with Orfevre out to 10/3.
“Prix Niel and French Derby winner Saonois is in to 15/2 after being handed stall 2 with Prix Vermeille winner Shareta an 8/1 shot after being drawn 11. St Nicholas Abbey is 9/1 and it’s 10/1 bar for the big race at Longchamp.
“As far as today’s interesting card at Ascot goes, Mark Johnston’s Idler is popular in the first and we make him 3/1 favourite to follow up under a penalty after his win at Newmarket. Also well backed is Jake’s Destiny with George Baker’s inmate now 3/1 joint-favourite for the 2.55 with Gaul Wood. Marcus Tregoning’s Mulaqen is 5/1 from 7/1 in another very competitive heat at 3.30.
“In the feature, the listed Noel Murless Stakes at 4.05, Biographer is the 5/2 favourite for David Lanigan with Sir Graham Wade next best at 3/1. I’m surprised there hasn’t been more support for Mark Johnston’s inmate who won at Doncaster after landing an almighty gamble in the Old Borough Cup at Ripon. We’re going top price every runner in the Noel Murless from 2 until 2.30 as well as our Best Odds Guaranteed concession, and if you fancy both Idler and Sir Graham Wade to place, we’ll give you enhanced odds of 5/2.
“Flashman is looking like the gamble of the day in the 4.40 stayers’ heat with Richard Fahey’s three-year-old now 9/2 from 8/1. And all eyes will be on Ryan Moore in the last as he returns to the saddle on board Duke Of Firenze. He’s 9/2 with Ed Dunlop’s Khubala, the mount of Frankie Dettori, the 4/1 favourite.”
Stan James prices: Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe NRNB (EW 1/4 1,2,3): 11/4 Camelot 10/3 Orfevre 15/2 Saonois 8 Shareta 9 St Nicholas Abbey 10 Sea Moon, Great Heavens 12 Masterstroke 16 Meandre, Bayrir 33 bar