Ebor favourite has weight problem

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The favourite for the Ebor Handicap, Media Star, may have to carry overweight in Wednesday's big handicap at York. His trainer, John Gosden, is considering booking Frankie Dettori, even though the colt's weight of 8st 2lb is below the Italian's minimum. Media Star's stable-companion Heritage will not take part unless there is rain.

The July Cup winner Compton Place is favourite for Thursday's Group one Nunthorpe Stakes over five furlongs. The three-year-old, who sprang a 50-1 shock at Newmarket last month, tops the market at 100-30 with William Hill and 9-4 with Ladbrokes.

There are 17 acceptors for the contest, although the Stewards' Cup winner Danetime is far from a certain runner due to the likely firmish ground.


Horse William Hill Ladbrokes

Compton Place 100-30 9-4

Coastal Bluff 5-1 9-1

Titus Livius 8-1 10-1

Indian Rocket 9-1 10-1

Averti 10-1 12-1

Ya Malak 10-1 12-1

Almaty 8-1 14-1

Eveningperformance 10-1 16-1