Ghaiyyath favourite for Champion Stakes
The Godolphin horse impressed at York on Wednesday
Ghaiyyath has been installed as the favourite for the Champion Stakes after storming to victory in yesterday’s Juddmonte International.
The Champion Stakes will take place at Ascot in October and Ghaiyyath is the market leader after being priced at 13/8 with Coral.
Mishriff comes in second at 7/2, while last year’s winner Magical is going at 8/1.
“Ghaiyyath does also have the option of the Arc as his big autumn target,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“But if connections stick at a mile and a quarter, he would surely be sent off favourite for the Champion Stakes, although in Mishriff he could face a classy younger rival.”
Meanwhile, the market is also open for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, with Palace Pier currently heading the betting at 2/1.
“The mile division looks particularly strong this season, with the unbeaten Palace Pier heading the QE II betting, ahead of a Sussex Stakes winner, and a pair of Guineas winners, Siskin and Kameko, priced at 9/1 and 10/1 respectively,” added Stevens.
Ghaiyyath 13/8, Mishriff 7/2, Magical 8/1, Lord North 9/1, King Of Change 10/1, Addeybb 12/1, Japan 12/1, Fancy Blue 12/1
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Palace Pier 2/1, Mohaather 10/3, King Of Change 6/1, Siskin 9/1, Kameko 10/1, Pinatubo 10/1, Circus Maximus 12/1, Alpine Star 16/1, Space Blues 16/1, Romanised 16/1
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