Wednesday, 15 June 2011
: As many Betfair customers could attest, the action on day one at Royal Ascot was remarkable, foreboding a wonderful four days still to come.
The day one betting highlights were many and included:
Queen Anne Stakes: Winner Canford Cliffs went off at a Betfair SP of $2.48, shaded by Goldikova, who tumbled under the weight of money to start a $2.30 favourite. Despite always posing a threat, Canford Cliffs was backed as high as $6.40 in the run. Meanwhile, runner-up Goldikova and third-placed Cityscape were matched at $1.51 and $2.08 respectively when each loomed to win.
King's Stand Stakes: Australian representative Star Witness jumped at a Betfair SP of $7.90, a stark contrast to the some closing fixed odds prices. In an open betting race, he was joined by Kingsgate Native
($6.57), Prohibit ($7.24) and Sole Power ($9) all starting at prices under double figures.
Eventual winner Prohibit was matched at the massive mid-race odds of $250 when buried away back in the field. Conversely, third-placed Sweet Sanette met with a low matched price of $1.25 when she looked the winner inside the final furlong.
Looking Ahead – So You ThinkSo You Think
aims for his second international Group 1 success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Matched at high odds of $12.50 in Betfair's ante post market, where he accounted for some 85% of money traded, So You Think
is a $1.43 favourite to win the Prince of Wales's.
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