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Ascot Bookies Look To Weather For Golden Horn Respite

Friday, 24th July 2015

In UK racing news, bloodstock.racingpost.com reports that the likelihood of rain ahead of tomorrow's Gr1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot has seen hot favourite Golden Horn drift in the betting. Worth a mammoth £1.15 million, the feature event over 12 furlongs looks to be Golden Horn's for the taking at $1.60 (out from $1.50), expected heavy falls in the area are raising question marks over Golden Horn's stamina on easing ground. Already the undefeated winner of £1,186,604 from his only 5 starts, the Cape Cross 3YO colt is just one of five horses to have captured the Gr1 Derby-Eclipse double. Bookmakers might simply be clutching at straws, as champion jockey Frankie Dettori harbours no doubts about the bidding superstar, noting after Golden Horn's Eclipse victory, "In none of the races I've ridden him in or any of the gallops has he ever felt tired. He just keeps on galloping. He is a remarkable horse."

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