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Spirit & Gibraltar Top UK Freshman Betting

Friday, 16th June 2006

Among the European breeding experts "the prices for Invincible Spirit & Rock Of Gibraltar have both been shortened in the market for leading 1st Season Sire following a bout of recent activity," reported racingpost.co.uk. Irish bookmaker Cashmans (which uniquely offers the bet based on number of individual winners in Britain & Ireland) "slashed the odds about Invincible Spirit" (following  his 10th individual winner courtesy of Pretty Majestic) to 3-1 from 6-1 "after being quoted at 7-1 at the start of the season". At the same time Coolmore star Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) who was "always the market leader & quoted at 4-5 in March, has been cut again into 1-2 as a result of 2 significantly large bets" revealed Cashmans representative Joseph Burke; to date Rock Of Gibraltar boasts 4 winners in Britain & Ireland. In the other significant move, champion sprinter & original 5-2 2nd choice Kyllachy (Pivotal-Pretty Poppy, by Song) has blown out to 5-1 "despite 6 individual winners". The current Cashmans market on Champion 1st Season Sire is: 1-2 Rock Of Gibraltar; 3-1 Invincible Spirit; 5-1 Kyllachy; 9-1Noverre; 14-1 Fath & Iron Mask; 20-1 Act One; 25-1 Auction House, Golan, Redback & Traditionally; 28-1 Val Royal; 33-1 Sakhee; 40-1 Best Of The Bests & Ishiguru; 50-1 Anabaa Blue, Dilshaan & Tendulkar; 66-1 Beat Hollow; 200-1 others.

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