Bookmakers in Britain and Ireland are gearing themselves up for one of the biggest weeks of the Flat season as Glorious Goodwood takes centre stage.
As the early money is in, there has been plenty of support for Platinum Jubilee fifth Sacred, who is priced at 2-1 (from 20/1) for tomorrow’s Lennox Stakes, while Prix de Diane scorer Nashwa is now 4-5 (from 6/1) to land Saturday’s Nassau Stakes.
The John and Thady Gosden-trained Free Wind has dropped from 6/1 to as short as 6/5 to extend her winning run to four in the Lillie Langtry Stakes.
Meanwhile, one of the biggest gambles of the week that’s attracting a lot of support just now is Roger Teal’s Whenthedealisdone, who’s gone from 25/1 to 10/1 to be the first one to cross the line in the Stewards Cup. It’s more than likely that by the time of the race comes around, the odds will be down to low single digits.
As for tomorrow, despite a tough Gold Cup race back in June, Stradivarius has taken 39% of bets across the market and there’s no surprise to see the 8 year old crowed the people’s horse tomorrow. However, since his performance at Royal Ascot, there’s a perceived vulnerability in him now that wasn’t really there before.
But the serious money ahead of tomorrow’s racing is going on Ryan Moore and Kyprios. Moore’s fantastic track record this season has catapulted him into top jockey status however, bookmakers don’t appear to be running scared at all as the Moore accumulator is being marketed aggressively. And should he win five out of his seven rides tomorrow, he would send the bookies running for cover.
As it stands, the Moore five timer would pay about 2661/1.