Racing: Daylami becomes market leader

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The Independent Online
DAYLAMI, REPRESENTING the Godolphin juggernaut, has been installed as favourite for Saturday's Newmarket showpiece, the pounds 400,000 Champion Stakes. The grey, winner of the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown in July and the Man O'War Stakes at Belmont, New York, last month, is one of yesterday's 11 acceptors for the contest, writes Sue Montgomery.

He is a best-priced 13-8 with Ladbrokes and the Tote at this stage, but though he is a unanimous choice as market leader, the layers diverge thereafter with One So Wonderful, Chester House, Mutamam and Alborada jostling for second spot.

One So Wonderful and Chester House were split by about a foot when first and third in the Juddmonte International in August and Alborada chased Swain home in the third leg of the 10-furlong ``quadruple crown'', the Irish Champion Stakes in September, when One So Wonderful was only fourth.

Mutamam completed a hat-trick in lesser company in the Select Stakes at Goodwood the same day.

Mary Reveley, attempting to land her third Tote Cesarewitch in four years, is responsible for three of the 33 five-day acceptors, which are headed by Bold Gait. The Saltburn trainer saddles last year's winner Turnpole, the ante-post favourite Lord Lamb, and Robbo.