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Air Force Blue now odds-on for Guineas glory

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Air Force Blue is 4-5 (from evens) favourite with Coral for next month’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas, following support for the colt today.  His nearest rivals in a market the Dewhurst Stakes winner dominates are Emotionless and Massaat, both 12-1.

Looking further ahead to the Investec Derby, another Ballydoyle runner, US Army Ranger, has caught punters’ interest today, and the son of Galileo and Irish Oaks winner Moonstone is 20-1 (from 33-1) with Coral for the Epsom Classic, ahead of a possible debut run at the Curragh this weekend.

“While Air Force Blue has merely tightened his grip on a Guineas market he has dominated since the Autumn, his stablemate US Army Ranger has entered the Investec Derby picture without seeing a racecourse, although as a son of Classic winning parents, the ante-post support is not entirely surprising,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Qipco 2,000 Guineas

4-5 (from evens) Air Force Blue, 12 Emotionless, Massaat, 16 Foundation, Hit It A Bomb, 20 Blue De Vega, Buratino, Royal Artillery, 25 Marcel, Mootaharer, Predilection, Ribchester, 33 Air Vice Marshall, Cymric, Daily Bulletin, Estidraak, Folkswood, Galileo Gold, Herald The Dawn, Johannes Vermeer, Jufn, Prize Money, Round Two, Smash Williams, Stormy Antarctic, Washington DC, Zarak, 40 Bar

**Investec Derby – Coral: Official Betting Partner

12 Foundation, Midterm, 16 Ultra, Wajeez, 20 Emotionless, Moonlight Magic, Royal Artillery, Shogun, (from 33) US Army Ranger, Zarak, 25 Cook Islands, Idaho, Johannes Vermeer, Massaat, Pietro Testa, San Francisco, Tirmizi, 33 Abdon, Deauville, Embiran, Landofhopeandglory, Tathqeef,

**Betway Lincoln

7 Lord Of The Land, 8 Mitraad, 10 Udododontu, 12 Bravo Zolo, Keystroke, 14 Express Himself, Mutarakez, Predominance, Storm Rock, 16 Donncha, Gabrial’s Kaka, Man Of Harlech, Master The World, Right Touch, You’re Fired, 20 Bar

**Crabbie’s Topham Chase

10 Village Vic, 12 Killer Crow, 14 Bennys Mist, Empire Of Dirt, Pacha Du Polder, Ruben Cotter, Voix D’Eau, 16 As De Mee, Bless The Wings, Bouvreuil, Bristol De Mai, Eastlake, La Vaticane, Rathlin, 20 Bar

**Crabbie’s Grand National

7 Many Clouds, 12 Silviniaco Conti, The Last Samuri, 16 Holywell, The Druids Nephew, 20 Cause Of Causes, Goonyella, Shutthefrontdoor, 25 Boston Bob, Carlingford Lough, Kruzhlinin, Morning Assembly, O’Faolains Boy, Saint Are, Triolo D’Alene, Unioniste, 33 Alvarado, Bishops Road, Double Seven, First Lieutenant, Gallant Oscar, Just A Par, Le Reve, Living Next Door, Midnight Prayer, Onenightinvienna, Rogue Angel, Royale Knight, Ucello Conti, 40 Bar

**Qipco 1,000 Guineas

5-2 Minding, 6 Ballydoyle, Lumiere, 16 Illuminate, Trixia, 20 Alice Springs, Besharah, Come Alive, First Victory, Nathra, 25 Aljazzi, Best In The World, Light Music, Qemah, 33 Antonoe, Beautiful Morning, Chastushka, Coolmore, Even Song, Left Hand, Sasparella, Tanaza, The Black Princess, Thetis, Turret Rocks, Zest, 40 Bar

**Investec Oaks  – Coral: Official Betting Partner

4 Minding, 10 Ballydoyle, 14 Coolmore, 16 Thetis, 20 Beautiful Morning, Best In The World, Even Song, So Mi Dar, Turret Rocks, 25 Alice Springs, Andastra, Glamorous Approach, Materialistic, Qemah, Tanaza,

ENDS

Further Information Contact

David Stevens 07720 400438