Bated Breath heads July Cup betting
Bated Breath, runner-up in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, is 3-1 favourite with William Hill for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.
Roger Charlton's five-year-old tops a field of 21 entries at the five-day stage, with Society Rock next in the betting at 7-1 ahead of supplemented Richard Hannon inmate Strong Suit at 8-1.
Hoof It, Power and Ortensia share 10-1, with the latter having proved popular with Hills over the weekend.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said "Bated Breath deserves his place at the head of the betting, but it won't be a surprise to see support for Society Rock should the wet weather continue"
Darley July Cup: 3-1 Bated Breath, 7-1 Society Rock, 8-1 Strong Suit, 10-1 Hoof It, Ortensia, Power, 12-1 Soul, 14-1 Sepoy, 16-1 Libranno, Sirius Prospect, 20-1 Dandy Boy, Fire Lily, Krypton Factor, Mayson, 25-1 Reply, 33-1 After, Hitchens, The Cheka, 50-1 Elnawin, Hawkeyethenoo, Genki (EW 1/5 1,2,3)