Monday, August 2, 2010
STARSPANGLEDBANNER HEADS NUNTHORPE BETTING
The Golden Jubilee Stakes and July Cup winner, Starspangledbanner, heads the betting for the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at 9-4, in Coral's opening show on the five furlong Group One. Another Royal Ascot winner, Equiano, is the 3-1 second favourite for the York highlight, ahead of the 2007 Nunthorpe winner, Kingsgate Native, at 11-2.
"Although Starspangledbanner's two wins this summer have been over six furlongs, and several of the horses he beat at Newmarket last time looks set to reoppose him at York, we have been impressed enough to make him favourite to complete a Group One sprint hat-trick," said Coral's David Stevens.
Looking further afield, the Haskell Invitational winner, Lookin At Lucky, is 5-1 with Coral for the Breeders' Cup Classic, behind last year's Classic heroine, Zenyatta, at 4-1.
**Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
9-4 Starspangledbanner, 3-1 Equiano, 11-2 Kingsgate Native, 6-1 Fleeting Spirit, 14-1 Meow, Rose Blossom, Tropical Treat, 16-1 Stone Of Folca, 20-1 Group Therapy, Total Gallery, 33-1 Bar
**Breeders’ Cup Classic
4-1 Zenyatta, 5-1 Lookin At Lucky, 8-1 Rachel Alexandra, 10-1 Blame, 16-1 Battle Plan, Mine That Bird, Misremembered, Rail Trip, Trappe Shot, 20-1 Rip Van Winkle, Super Saver
**Flat Jockeys’ Championship
4-6 P Hanagan, 6-4 R Moore, 7-1 R Hughes
6-1 Harris Tweed, 8-1 Imposing, Martyr, Overturn, 10-1 Fortuni, 12-1 Bay Willow, Elyaadi, Hanoverian Baron, Purple Moon, 14-1 Dangerous Midge, Deauville Flyer, Natural High, Red Cadeaux, 16-1 Bar
**Ladbrokes St Leger
5-2 Midas Touch, 9-2 Rewilding, 6-1 Dandion, 7-1 Snow Fairy, 8-1 Arctic Cosmos, 12-1 Total Command, 14-1 Buzzword, Monterosso, 16-1 Corsica, Harris Tweed, 20-1 Miss Jean Brodie, Ted Spread, 25-1 At First Sight, Theology
**Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
7-4 Harbinger, 5-1 Fame And Glory, 8-1 Behkabad, 10-1 Workforce, 12-1 Byword, Sarafina, St Nicholas Abbey, 14-1 Planteur, 16-1 Cape Blanco, Dar Re Mi, Sariska, Shimraan, 20-1 Snow Fairy, 25-1 Cutlass Bay, Goldwaki, Jan Vermeer, Rewilding, Simon De Montfort, Youmzain,
**2011 2,000 Guineas
6-1 Strong Suit, 16-1 King Torus, 20-1 Dunboyne Express, Libranno, Zoffany, 25-1 Helleborine, 33-1 Elzaam, Neebras
**2011 1,000 Guineas
6-1 Memory, 16-1 Soraaya, Together, 20-1 Maqaasid, 33-1 Date With Destiny
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