Bookies Bid Au Revoir To Camelot For The ArcHorse Racing Tips
Camelot was removed from most bookmakers’ markets for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after the Aiden O’Brien-trainee failed to win the Triple Crown on Saturday.
Ballydoyle’s star colt, winner of this year’s 2,000 Guineas and the Derby, fell short of emulating Njinsky as he was beaten into second place by 25/1 shot Encke in Saturday’s St Leger (pictured).
“I’m not sure if he’ll run again this year. If I thought there was a chance he was going to stay in training next season he might not run,” O’Brien said afterwards.
“But I don’t know. It will be boys’ (the Coolmore owners) decision.”
Prior to Saturday the three-year-old had been favourite for the Arc but after O’Brien’s comments the bookies removed the would-be superstar from the betting.
Last year’s winner Danedream is now the favourite with Japanese horse Orfevre, who won the Prix Foy on Sunday, next in the market.
John Gosden’s Eclipse winner Nathaniel, beaten by a nostril by Danedream in July’s King George, is available at 6s, while Snow Fairy attempts to cap a remarkable comeback from injury at 7/1.
Snow Fairy, Ed Dunlop’s prize mare, beat Nathaniel earlier this month to win the Irish Champion stakes under Frankie Dettori, as usual jockey Ryan Moore is out with a broken wrist.
O’Brien could still have a vested interest in the race if his Breeders’ Cup champion St Nicholas Abbey – priced 16/1 – runs, but the five-year-old has been bested by all of the front-runners, except Orfevre, already this season.
Arc Odds (various)
Snow Fairy 7/1
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