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Cirrus 4/7 to beat Olympic Glory in match bet

| 22.05.2014

Following the news that Cirrus Des Aigles could face the recent Lockinge Stakes winner Olympic Glory in Sunday’s Prix D’Ispahan at Longchamp, Coral have opened a match bet on the pair and make the former the 4/7 favourite to come out on top, with the latter 5/4.

“It’s fantastic that connections of both multiple Group 1 winners appear keen to line up at Longchamp, and having inflicted a first ever defeat on the same owner’s Treve last month, we favour Cirrus Des Aigles to come out on top again against the younger Olympic Glory on Sunday,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

French veteran Cirrus Des Aigles had been written off by many. but looked as good as ever when inflicting the first ever defeat on Treve in the Prix Ganay at the Paris track last month.
The Corine Barande-Barbe eight-year-old showed tremendous battling qualities to beat last year’s Arc winner by a short-neck.

It was his fourth Group 1 win and took his career earnings to more than £5.5m.

Olympic Glory, trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Al Shaqab Racing, is set for a quick return to the track in 1m 1f Group 1 contest after winning the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last weekend.

The son of Choisir only had to be pushed out by Frankie Dettori to beat Tullius by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths after quickening into the lead a furlong from home.

That was the four-year-old’s third Group 1 success, and connection’s believe last season’s Queen Elizabeth II winner is ready to go into battle again despite the short time between the two races.

Elsewhere, the beaten Dante favourite True Story has been the subject of a £4,000 Investec Derby win bet at 16-1, and the Godolphin colt is now 12-1 with Coral for the Epsom Classic on Saturday, June 7th..
“Neither trainer Saeed Bin Suroor nor jockey Kieren Fallon wrote off True Story’s Epsom hopes despite his York defeat, and one punter certainly believes the colt can bounce back in style,” said Coral’s David Stevens.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.