Taghrooda stakes Arc claim

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 17:40 BST

BetVictor have slashed Taghrooda from 50s to 12/1 for the Arc at Longchamp in October after her facile win in the Investec Oaks at Epsom earlier today.

Taghrooda was an impressive winner in the Investec Oaks
Taghrooda was an impressive winner in the Investec Oaks

Last year's winner Treve remains their 7/2 favourite.

Taghrooda has earned a quote of 16/1 with William Hill after she routed her field to give jockey Paul Hanagan his first Classic success and a first win in the race for trainer John Gosden.

"Taghrooda has demolished her rivals in the Oaks, she's kept her perfect record and she could have a real chance if she heads to the Arc," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

David Williams of Ladbrokes added: "Her SP of 5/1 was miles bigger than she'd been for most of the early Summer but punters who kept the faith were rightly rewarded. 

"We just about washed our face with the result. The day-of-event gamble on Tarfasha would have been worse but when we factor in the places it was probably just about a break-even result in the Classic.

Rory Jiwani of Stan James commented: "Taghrooda, Tarfasha and Marvellous were all vying for favouritism during the day with the eventual winner the easiest to back of the three.

"John Gosden's filly was eventually sent off at 5/1 and she won in good style under a fine Paul Hanagan ride.

"That wasn't a great result for us as we were hoping for anything other than the top three in the market. We cut Taghrooda from 14/1 to 10/1 for the St Leger and she's 16/1 from 50/1 for the Arc in October."

There were a couple of movers as well in the Royal Hunt Cup after Friday's action at Epsom.

Roger Varian's Farraaj has been cut to 14/1 (from 20/1) by Betfred while the lightly-raced Abseil is 6/1 from 8/1 having made it two wins from four starts.

Abseil is 5/1 market leader with Hills from 8/1 while Betfred go 6/1 from 10s. The latter firm have trimmed Fury - who finished fourth behind Abseil - into 20s from 33s.

"Abseil has really impressed our odds compilers and given the horse is clearly progressing, he could be very difficult to beat at Royal Ascot," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.