Punters pile into Toronado

  • Last Updated: May 2 2013, 12:05 BST

Toronado has shortened into 9/4 (from 5/2) with Betfred for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas after a field of 13 was declared for the first Classic of the season.

Toronado: Shortened again for the Guineas
Toronado: Shortened again for the Guineas

Dawn Approach remains a warm 5/4 favourite to maintain his unbeaten record and give Jim Bolger his first victory in the race.

Aidan O'Brien has left three horses in after withdrawing Lines Of Battle on Thursday morning.

Joseph O'Brien is set to ride Cristoforo Colombo, who is an 8/1 shot with Betfred while Mars and George Vancouver can be backed at 10/1 and 16/1 respectively.

Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "Toronado's price has plummeted like a stone since his Craven procession.

"The market suggests he has only Dawn Approach to beat as we've seen relatively little money for anything else in the race."

The past 24 hours has seen a big move for Rasmeyaa in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas market.

Dermot Weld's filly is a 14/1 shot with Betfred having been available to back at 20/1 on Wednesday morning.