NATHANIEL 11/10 FAV FOR IRISH CHAMPION
Nathaniel 11/10 Fav for Irish Champion Stakes
The final declarations for Saturday's Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes were today revealed, for which John Gosden's Nathanial is 11-10 favourite with William Hill.
The globetrotting Snow Fairy is next in the betting at 9-4, with St Nicholas Abbey, the prime remaining Ballydoyle hope, quoted at 7-2.
John Oxx's Born To Sea is available at 14-1, with fellow Aidan O'Brien inmate Daddy Long Legs (25-1) and the Jim Bolger-trained Light Heavy (33-1) completing the sextet.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said "The Irish Champion has been dominated by the home contingent for the last decade, but with Nathaniel and Snow Fairy dominating the betting, the UK raiders hold a strong hand to take the honours this year"
Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes: 11-10 Nathaniel, 9-4 Snow Fairy, 7-2 St Nicholas Abbey, 14-1 Born To Sea, 25-1 Daddy Long Legs, 33-1 Light Heavy (EW 1/4 1,2)
Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes: 1-3 UK vs 9-4 Ire