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Grandeur eased for Coral Winter Derby after wide draw setback

| 20.03.2014

Grandeur has been eased to 6-4 (from 5-4) by the sponsor for Saturday’s Winter Derby, after the ante-post favourite was handed the potentially tricky draw of stall 14 today. Last year’s winner Farraaj is 5-1 (from 6-1) for a repeat win, with Godolphin’s Windhoek next at 7-1 (from 8-1).

“Grandeur has been well-backed all week for Saturday’s race, but his supporters have been dealt a blow following the wide draw, and rather than start odds-on, which looked possible at one stage, we’ve eased him back out to 6-4,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Looking further ahead, Coral report a busy day on the Qipco 2,000 Guineas ante-post front, with favourite Australia 5-2 (from 7-2), and Kingston Hill cut to 8-1 (from 10-1) after connections confirmed the Racing Post Trophy winner would be aimed at the Newmarket Classic. Also backed for the race was Lat Hawill, the once-raced maiden winner cut to 12-1 (from 20-1).

“This time of year often sees activity in the Guineas’ markets, as contenders are stepped up a gear at home, and while the support for Australia and Kingston Hill are easy to understand, the gamble on Lat Hawill caught us more by surprise, his 2-y-o career consisting of just a – albeit impressive – Newcastle maiden win, but he’s clearly giving off the right signals to someone,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

** Winter Derby
6-4 Grandeur, 5 Farraaj, 7 Windhoek, 12 Rebellious Guest, 14 Premio Loco, 16 Aussie Reigns, Chil The Kite, Dick Doughtywylie, Mirsaale, Robin Hoods Bay, 25 Anaconda, 33 Vodkato, 40 Circumvent, 50 Tinshu

**Qipco 2,000 Guineas
5-2 (from 7-2) Australia, 6 Kingman, 7 Toormore, 8 (from 10) Kingston Hill, War Command, 12 Berkshire, (from 20) Lat Hawill, 16 Be Ready, Ertijaal, Night Of Thunder, Outstrip, 20 Karakontie, Geoffrey Chaucer, Giovanni Boldini, Shifting Power, 25 Ectot, Lightning Spear, 33 Anjaal, Astaire, Barley Mow, Kiram, Rizeena,

**Dubai World Cup
4 Ruler Of The World, 7 Military Attack, 10 Akeed Mofeed, Mukhadram, Prince Bishop, 12 African Story, Belshazzar, Hokko Tarumae, 14 Cat O’Mountain, Sanshaawes, Vancouverite, 16 Hillstar, 20 Hunter’s Light, Red Cadeaux, 33 Side Glance,

**Dubai Sheema Classic
7-2 Gentildonna, Magician, 6 Cirrus Des Aigles, Denim And Ruby, 10 Dominant, 14 Dunaden, 16 Excellent Result, Festive Cheer, Mount Athos, 20 Twilight Eclipse, 25 Ambivalent, Mars, Meandre, 33 Empoli, 40 Dubday, 100 Amico Mio,

**Dubai Duty Free
3 Just A Way, 7-2 The Fugue, 11-2 Dank, 6 Vercingterorix, 13-2 Mshawish, 12 Tasaday, 14 Logotype, Trade Storm, 16 Tokei Halo, 20 Blazing Speed, 25 Educate

**Dubai Golden Shaheen
9-4 Rich Tapestry, 11-4 Sterling City, 5 Reynaldothewizard, 9 Russian Soul, 11 Complicate, 14 United Color, Jamesie, 16 Balmont Mast, 25 Krypton Factor, Zee Bros, Bello, 33 Nawwaar

**UAE Derby
5-2 Long John, 3 Giovanni Boldini, 9-2 Asmar, 10 Michaelmas, 12 Toast Of New York, 14 Oklahoma City, 16 Cooptado, Sir Jack Layden, Sir John Hawkins, 20 Emirates Flyer, 25 Jallota, King Rubi, Paximadia, 40 Safety Check, 50 Figure Of Speech,

**Al Quoz
6-4 Shea Shea, 3 Amber Sky, 11-2 Sole Power, 12 Ahtoug, 16 Berlin Di Tiger, Catcall, Dux Scholar, Medicean Man, 20 Hamza, 25 Joy And Fun, 40 Alsaaeqah, Beat Baby,

**Godolphin Mile
7-2 Soft Falling Rain, Variety Club, 4 Shuruq, 11 Mull Of Killough, 12 Surfer, 14 Flotilla, 16 Brightline, Capital Attraction, Penitent, 20 Elleval, Haatheq, 25 Eastern Rules, Forjatt, Glory Awaits

**Dubai Gold Cup
7-2 Cavalryman, 6 Simenon, 7 Penglai Pavilion, 8 Ernest Hemingway, Joshua Tree, 10 Dabadiyan, 12 Songcraft, Star Empire, 14 Now We Can, 16 Seismos, Sheikhzayedroad, 20 Certerach, Moment In Time, Saddler’s Rock


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.