Coral are fearing a bumper Guineas payout as Aidan O'Brien continues to target the two feature races.
today cut the odds on Maybe winning the 1000 Guineas to 5/4 from 6/4 and, with her stablemate Camelot also 5/4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas, the Stratford-based firm said they are running scared of the Aidan O'Brien big race double.
"It will be bad enough if one of the Guineas favourites comes home in front but an Aidan O'Brien Guineas double would cost bookmakers millions of pounds", Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman explained to Bettingpro.
"A Maybe/Camelot double works out at just over 4/1 at current odds and will be the most popular bet in betting shops this weekend. We can't avoid laying it but we are running scared of it", added Clare.
**Qipco 2,000 Guineas
5-4 Camelot, 7-1 Born To Sea, Top Offer, 8-1 French Fifteen, Trumpet Major, 9-1 Abtaal, 10-1 Power, 12-1 Parish Hall, 20-1 Caspar Netscher, Fencing, Hermival, Mandaean, 33-1 Bronterre, Coupe De Ville, Furner’s Green, 40-1 Mighty Ambition, Talwar, 66-1 Boomerang Bob, Red Duke, Saigon, 100-1 Redact, 200-1 Ptolemaic,
**Qipco 1,000 Guineas
5-4 Maybe, 6-1 Discourse, 7-1 Lyric Of Light, Moonstone Magic, 8-1 Mashoora, 14-1 Diala, 16-1 La Collina, Starscope, 20-1 Laugh Out Loud, Lighning Pearl, The Fugue, 25-1 Gray Pearl, 33-1 Fire Lily, Homecoming Queen, 40-1 Sunday Times, Up, 40-1 Lily’s Angel, Radio Gaga, Wonderful, 66-1 Alla Speranza, Nayarra,