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Churchill cut for 2000 Guineas success following more support

| 05.05.2017

Aidan O’Brien’s 2000 Guineas jolly Churchill has come in for more support, forcing us to cut his odds to 6/5 from 5/4 for the first Classic of this year’s Flat Turf season. 

The Guineas has always been the target for last year’s champion two-year-old and Dewhurst Stakes winner.

And with O’Brien winning this race seven times in his career it’s no surprise to see the sustained gamble taking place.

And for Churchill backers we’re offering even more to get stuck into with 10/3 on offer for the favourite to win by more than 1.75 lengths.

Meanwhile, it’s 7/1 for the son of Galileo to land the 2000 Guineas/Epsom Derby double.

Elsewhere, O’Brien’s Washington DC has been backed into 8/1 from 9/1 for the Palace House Stakes, the 14:20 at HQ this Saturday.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “Despite money coming for others in the 2000 Guineas, there is still a lot of confidence in the favourite, and we’ve had to shorten him further today as a result of that.”

Latest Ladbrokes Betting:

2000 Guineas

Churchill – 6/5

Al Wukair – 4/1

Barney Roy – 4/1

Eminent – 5/1

Dream Castle – 12/1

Lancaster Bomber – 25/1

Larchmont Lad – 33/1

Law And Order – 66/1

Spirit Of Valor – 66/1

Top Score – 66/1

2000 Guineas Winning Distance Special

Churchill to win by 1.75 lengths or less – 10/3

Churchill to win by over 1.75 lengths – 10/3

To win the 2000 Guineas and the Derby

Churchill – 7/1

Eminent – 20/1

Barney Roy – 33/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.