Horse Racing tips: The best-backed horses for the UK Classics in Paddy’s book

There are some biggies to look forward over the next few months.



Newmarket 2,000 Guineas: Arizona @ 8/1

This fellow is our worst result as he was 25/1 before justifying favouritism in the Coventry Stakes. He was considered the best two-year-old race at Royal Ascot last June, when we slashed him to 14/1 and he was into 10/1 the day after.

He was then pushed out to 25/1 after a never-dangerous, disappointing fourth in the Prix Morny, but that price contracted into 16/1 after he found only Guineas favourite Pinatubo two lengths too powerful in Newmarket’s Dewhurst Stakes.

Rumours that a drone couldn’t keep up with him on the gallops recently mean he’s halved in price to 8/1.

2019 winner Magna Grecia was a 13-2 chance two weeks before the race.

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Newmarket 1,000 Guineas: Millisle @ 12/1

Moone magician Jessica Harrington’s charge is the best backed horse for the first fillies’ classic despite being unproven over the mile.

We introduced her into the market at 33/1 after her Cheveley Park win, in which she scorched to a one-and-three-quarter length victory over Raffle Prize and she was available at a slightly shorter 25/1 over the winter.

That price was trimmed into 16/1 in March and that evaporated this week after her tutor, who has an abundance of fillies with nice-looking classic chances this year, indicated that she’s Newmarket bound.

Last season winner Hermosa was 20/1 two weeks before the race.

Epsom Derby: Mogul @ 10/1

Mogul is the most popular horse in the betting and our worst result for the Blue Riband. This guy was backed at 50/1 over a month before his debut last August, when he was cut to 33/1 on the morning of his eagerly-awaited debut.

He was beaten five-and-a-half lengths on that debut, but that didn’t deter punters and they still came in for him at 33/1 afterwards.

He then easily won a maiden a couple of weeks’ later before taking the Group 2 Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend. Mogul ended his campaign with a promising fourth in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Newcastle and he is now only 10/1.

Last year race winner Anthony Van Dyck was 12/1 up to winning the Lingfield Derby trial on May 11 and was then cut to 5/1.

Epsom Oaks: Born With Pride @ 12/1

She’s our worst nightmare after being inserted into the market at 20/1 last December, having run on nicely under pilot Tom Marquand to win a Listed heat at Newmarket by a neck from Peaceful on her racecourse bow the previous month.

We may only be guessing, but she was probably showing something on the Newmarket gallops as she was well supported in the first half of April and our traders cut her to 12/1 as a result.

Her Newmarket victory was captured over a mile and she’s bred to be even better over further.

Last year Oaks heroine Anapurna was 33/1 prior to winning the Lingfield Oaks trial on May 11 and was then into 10/1 by the end of that day.


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* All odds correct at time of posting and are subject to change.