Racing: Danetime is Stewards' favourite

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Danetime, an unlucky fast- finishing second in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, dominated opening shows of betting on the Stewards' Cup after publication of the weights yesterday

Michael Tabor's three-year-old, set to carry 8st 7lb, is a top-priced 12-1 favourite with Coral for the pounds 75,000 handicap on 2 August.

Bookmakers are taking no chances with the colt, who was the subject of a major gamble - backed down to 7-1 favourite at the off - before going down by just a head to Selhurstpark Flyer in the Wokingham after failing to obtain a clear run.

Neville Callaghan, Danetime's trainer, is likely to give him a race next week in preparation for the six-furlong contest. He said: "I haven't made the entry yet but Danetime will probably run at Newmarket."

Ladbrokes: 8-1 Danetime, 16-1 Bishops Court, Blue Goblin, Bollin Joanne, Coastal Bluff, Perryston View, 20-1 Clan Chief, Oggi, Prince Babar, Surprise Mission, 25-1 bar.

William Hill: 10-1 Danetime, 14-1 Bishops Court, Blue Goblin, 16-1 Bollin Joanne, Clan Chief, Coastal Bluff, Cosmic Prince, Double Bounce, Oggi, 20-1 Elfland, Selhurstpark Flyer, Tayseer, To The Roof, Tumbleweed Ridge, Warning Time, 25-1 bar.

Coral: 12-1 Danetime, 14-1 Bishops Court, Blue Goblin, Bollin Joanne, 16-1 Clan Chief, Oggi, 20-1 bar.

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