Racing: Big handicaps lure punters

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William Hill reported a busy betting day yesterday on Saturday's Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon with most of the market leaders for the six furlongs race attracting support.

Puce (7-1 from 8-1) and Bimsey (14-1 from 16-1) were the best backed horses for next Wednesday's Ebor Handicap over mile five furlongs and 194 yards at York with William Hill.

Great St Wilfrid Handicap (William Hill betting): 6-1 My Best Valentine, 9-1 Double Splendour, 10-1 Faraway Lass, 11-1 Gadge, So Intrepid, 12-1 Double Oscar, Tadeo, 14-1 Babsy Babe, Bowden Rose, Double Action, For The Present, Jayannpee, Mr Teigh, Perryston View, 16-1 Emerging Market, Golden Pound, Music Gold, Tiler, Venture Capitalist, 20-1 bar.

Ebor Handicap (Wm Hill betting): 6-1 Media Star, 7-1 Puce, 12-1 Purist, Mohawk River, 14-1 Bimsey, Heritage, Three Cheers, 16-1 Gordi, Shaft of Light, Willie Conquer, 20-1 bar.

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