Crowded House the 11/8 Favourite for the totesport.com Dante
Crowded House has been installed as the 11/8 favourite by the sponsors for the totesport.com Dante Stakes at York next Thursday.
Brian Meehan's colt won the Racing Post Trophy on his final start as a two year-old and was the winter favourite for the Investec Derby before being usurped at the head of the market by Sea The Stars last weekend.
Both Godolphin and Coolmore have been successful in the race before and are responsible for two promising typesin the shape of Kite Wood and Freemantle at 5/1 and 7/1 respectively. Redwood splits this pair in the market at 13/2.
'Crowded House has been at the forefront of the Derby betting ever since his Racing Post Trophy victory and fully deserves his place at the head of the market for the totesport.com Dante,' said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
'However, there are a couple of unexposed sorts in the field and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see something well backed in the run up to the race.'
Elsewhere, South Easter has been cut to 40/1 (from 50/1) for the Derby following his narrow victory in the Addleshaw Goddard Dee Stakes at Chester this afternoon.
totesport.com Dante Stakes - totesport bet: 11/8 Crowded House, 5 Kite Wood, 13/2 Redwood, 7 Freemantle, 8 Sans Frontieres, 9 Nehaam, 12 Black Bear Island, 14 Free Agent, 16 Glass Harmonium, Monitor Closely, Native Ruler, Rockhampton, Stately Home, 25 Malibu Bay, 33 Alwaary.
Investec Derby - totesport bet: 7/2 Sea The Stars, 11/2 Crowded House, 6 Fame And Glory, 7 Gan Amhras, 9 Rip Van Winkle, 14 Black Bear Island, Mourayan, 16 Kite Wood, Vocalised, 20 Masterofthehorse, Arazan, Age Of Aquarius, 25 Golden Sword, Harbinger, Free Agent, Freemantle, Sirgarfieldsobers, La De Two, Nehaam, Byzantine, Fergus McIver, Native Ruler, Skanky Biscuit, Stately Home, 33 bar.
Epsom Oaks - totesport bet: 5 Fantasia, 7 Ghanaati, 8 Rainbow View, Leocorno, 9 Cuis Ghaire, 12 Beauty O'Gwaun, Sariska, High Heeled, 14 Phillipina, 16 Perfect Truth, Again, Proportional, Mooakada, Enticement, 20 Copperbeech, Plumania, Roman Empress, 25 Anice Stellato, Dream Empress, Heart of Ice, Love Bird, Nashmiah, Oh Goodness Me, Serious Attitude, Take The Hint, 33 bar