Francophile's backed for Ballydoyle Post
Christophe Soumillon remains the 5-4 favourite with William Hill to become the next retained stable jockey at Ballydoyle, whilst another Francophile attracting interest is the American-based Julien Leparoux who was cut from 12-1 to 8-1 for the post.
Australian Steven Arnold, who received strong praise from Aidan O'Brien on Wednesday for his rides on the new Ballydoyle import - So You Think, was shortened from 20-1 to 12-1 for the coveted job.
Interestingly, Hills also make So You Think a 12-1 shot for next year's Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe.
Next Retained Ballydoyle Stable Jockey (William Hill bet) : 5-4 Christophe Soumillon, 7-2 Kieren Fallon, 4-1 Colm O'Donoghue, 8-1 Julien Leparoux, 10-1 Olivier Peslier, Ryan Moore, 12-1 Declan McDonogh, Fran Berry, Jamie Spencer, Steven Arnold, William Buick, 14-1 Richard Hughes, Seamus Heffernan, 16-1 Wayne Lordan, 20-1 Joseph O'Brien, Tom Queally, 25-1 Garrett Gomez, Paul Hanagan, 33-1 Kent Desormeaux, 50-1 Frankie Dettori (Each way not available. Bets void if a new stable jockey isn't announced by the end of 2011. Appointment must be confirmed by a Ballydoyle official statement)