Top Price Frankel and Champions Sprint Stakes

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have seen plenty of money for Frankel with the firm pledging to be top price about Sir Henry Cecil's superstar in his 14th and almost certainly last run in the Champions Stakes at Ascot.

Rory Jiwani of StanJames.com said, "With Frankel set to run after his connections walked the course, we're now 3/10 that he makes it 14 wins out of 14. That's the biggest price he's been since the Eclipse in May and it's far better than the 1/10 he was for the Juddmonte in York two months ago. The biggest bet we've taken on Frankel so far is 20,000 pounds at 1/4.

"His main rival today is the world's second best turf horse on ratings, and last year's winner, Cirrus Des Aigles. The French gelding is 7/2 from 4/1 in conditions he will relish, while Nathaniel is out to 12/1 with Pastorius 40/1 and 150/1 bar. We go 11/8 that Frankel wins by up to and including 4 lengths and 11/8 that he wins by more than 4 lengths. We also bet without Frankel with Cirrus Des Aigles 8/13 and Nathaniel 5/2. And we go 5/2 that any of the field beats Frankel this afternoon.

"In the opening contest on Champions Day, the Long Distance Cup, Aiken is 9/2 from 6/1 for John Gosden. We took a bet of 17,000 pounds on favourite Opinion Poll at 3/1 but we've just pushed the Godolphin horse out to 10/3.

"We're top price every runner in the Sprint at 2.20 with Society Rock and Wizz Kid sharing favouritism at 7/2. In the Fillies and Mares Stakes, Sapphire has been very well supported for Dermot Weld and is now 5/2 favourite with Great Heavens out to 7/2.

"Frankel's old rival Excelebration is out to 5/6 for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at 3.30 with Cityscape next best at 9/2. Carlton House is 9/1 for The Queen in her race although he was as short as 7/1 earlier today.

"And in the last at 4.45, Ayr Silver Cup runner-up Highland Colori is 7/1 from 10/1 for Andrew Balding with Mick Channon's mud-lover Atlantic Sport 18/1 from 33/1. Well Painted is now 11/2 favourite from 8/1 for William Haggas. We're also each-way one-quarter odds all races at Ascot.

"At Cheltenham, we're taking on favourite Rendl Beach in the opener and we're top price 2/1 about Rebecca Curtis' charge. Our Vinnie has been punted in from 7/1 to 7/2 for Charles Byrnes with Minella For Value 14/1 from 20/1 for John J Nailen with Barry Geraghty on board.

"In the feature handicap chase at 2.30 That'lldoboy has been well supported for champion trainer Paul Nicholls. Ruby Walsh's mount is 7/2 favourite from 5/1 with Havingotascoobydo next best at 7/1.

"In the 4.20, Mister Dillon is 8/1 from 11/1 for Nicky Henderson with Emma Lavelle's favourite Captain Sunshine 9/2 from 11/2. And in the 4.55, Third Intention is 15/8 favourite from 11/4 for the Tizzards. We're each-way one-quarter odds all Cheltenham races shown on Channel 4 today."

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