Investec Derby - Fabre to Pour it on!
Investec Derby fever stepped up a gear on Thursday morning when the racing press flocked to the famous Downs to witness two Classic contenders in action on the gallops.
Pour Moi and Native Khan worked at Epsom's annual ‘Breakfast with the Stars' media day, and William Hill were forced to cut the first-mentioned to 6-1 from 7-1 following strong support in response to extremely positive remarks from Andre Fabre on his ‘best ever' chance of winning the big race.
As the official betting partners of the Investec Derby, William Hill have priced up a host of specials in the build-up to the Blue Riband of the Flat calendar - at 4-6 favouring Pour Moi in a match bet against Native Khan at 11-10.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, ‘We received strong support for Pour Moi following the confident words from Fabre and he's now 6-1 from 7-1, but it remains to be seen whether he can bring the House down on the big day.'
Carlton House has been on everyone's lips since his Dante victory, and as support for the Royal runner continues to snowball, William Hill have opened a book on what price will be returned on the big day, with 6-4 available that he will jump away at 5-4 or less.
14-1 says Carlton House will emulate Workforce and win the Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a further 28-1 he will add the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes to the haul, and 33-1 he will outshine the 2010 Epsom hero and break the track record of 2m 31.33.
Derby Match Bet: 4-6 Pour Moi vs Native Khan 11-10
SP of Carlton House: 11-8 - 5/4 To 7/4 Inclusive, 6-4 - Less Than 5/4, 5-2 - Over 7/4
To train the Derby & Oaks winner: 12-1 Aidan O'Brien, 14-1 Sir Michael Stoute, 50-1 Godolphin
To train the winner of the Investec Derby: 3-1 Aidan O'Brien
To win the Derby & Arc de Triomphe: 14-1 Carlton House
To win the Derby & King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes: 8-1 Carlton House
To win the Derby, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Arc de Triomphe: 28-1 Carlton House
Carlton House Derby winning distance: 7-2 under 2.5 lengths, over 2.5 lengths
Carlton House to break track record: 33-1
Investec Derby (William Hill bet): 11-8 Carlton House, 6-1 Pour Moi, 7-1 Recital, Seville, 12-1 Native Khan, 16-1 Roderic O'Connor, 20-1 Ocean War, 25-1 Casamento, Masked Marvel, 33-1 Master Of Hounds, Treasure Beach, Vadamar, 40-1 Memphis Tennessee, Nathaniel, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
Investec Oaks (William Hill bet): 2-1 Blue Bunting, 4-1 Wonder Of Wonders, 11-2 Havant, 7-1 Misty For Me, 10-1 Zain Al Boldan, 12-1 Khawlah, 14-1 Together, 16-1 Beatrice Aurore, 20-1 Dancing Rain, Izzi Top, Laughing Lashes, Sirens Song, 25-1 Chrysanthemum, 33-1 Bible Belt, Look At Me, Spin, 40-1 Stella Point, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
Investec Entrepreneurial Class Dash (William Hill bet): 7-1 Captain Dunne, 8-1 Masamah, 12-1 Ahtoug, Falasteen, 14-1 Beat The Bell, Dubai Media, Fathom Five, 16-1 Bertoliver, Confessional, Crimea, Group Therapy, Indian Trail, Jamesway, Oldjoesaid, Perfect Blossom, Strike Up The Band, 20-1 Favourite Girl, Johannes, Judge 'n Jury, Take Ten, 25-1 BAR (EW 1/4 1,2,3,4)