Punters pile into hot shots
Michael Shinners with the latest betting news from Royal Ascot with the short-priced favourites well backed at Sky Bet.
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Today's Market Movers
2:30 - Toronado – 10/11 to 5/6 - His win in the Sussex Stakes is the standout piece of form and punters are backing him to deliver once again on the biggest stage. We offer money back on losing bets up to £25 if the favourite obliges.
3:05 – Capello Sansevero – 10/1 to 15/2 - Bought for £1.3million last night and he could recoup a fair chunk of that outlay this afternoon judging by the morning move for him.
3:45 – Es Que Love – 33/1 to 20/1 - Clive Cox has trained some of the best sprinters around in the last two seasons and this former Mark Johnston-trained horse could be another one. We're paying out on FOUR places each-way in the King's Stand.
4:25 – Kingman – Evs to 10/11 - The Irish 2000 Guineas hero can gain revenge on his Newmarket conqueror Night Of Thunder in a cracking renewal of the St James's Palace Stakes this afternoon according to our punters.
5:00 – Body Language – 28/1 to 22/1 - Ian Williams' charge has always shaped like a real stayer and this unique test could bring out the best in him.
5:35 – Fuwairt – 16/1 to 12/1 - You can bet Frankie Dettori won't be easing up on him him today like he did when winning at Chepstow last time.
4.25 Ascot – Kingman - Beaten close home by Night Of Thunder in the Guineas, but can Kingman put the record straight today?
The overriding view on this race seems to be that it is a match between John Gosden’s Kingman and Richard Hannon’s Night Of Thunder, winners of the Irish and English 2000 Guineas between them and who re-oppose rivalries for the 3rd time this year. However, Richard Hannon’s other runner Toormore could well be the forgotten horse of the race. Last year’s champion two-year-old was unbeaten prior to being beaten in the Guineas and there has possibly been an overreaction to his effort there. The race at Newmarket was run at an end-to-end gallop, which possibly didn’t pay to his strengths, but in this race he could well get a much less hassled lead. Richard Hughes has understandably chosen Night Of Thunder so Ryan Moore takes the reins, as he did when leading the subsequent French Derby winner a merry dance from the front in the Craven first time up this year, which is certainly no bad thing. He’s certainly no pacemaker for his stablemate and if he can take a few lengths out of the field into the home straight, he could well be hard to peg back.