iBet: Black Caviar and West Indies to hit England for six
Back Black Caviar to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Saturday) in a double with West Indies to score the most sixes (today) – the double pays even money
Black Caviar takes centre stage tomorrow in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Australian wonder horse is undefeated after 21 races. Betting comparison site Oddschecker reports that after opening up at 6/4 for the race in March, Peter Moody’s mare went odds-on in April and it’s been one way traffic since she landed in the UK. It’s a sobering thought that although she’s now a prohibitive 1/3 to win, it’s still the biggest price she’s been for any race since 2010. The opposition doesn’t look fantastic and the only horse that’s been attracting any support against her is French filly Moonlight Cloud (8-1 with Betfair), but so dominant is Black Caviar that a number of wining distance markets have sprung up. Coral offer even money that she wins by three or more lengths. If you think it will be closer, you might want to look at Stan James’ offer of 6/4 that she wins by up to and including three lengths. Her biggest win was in the 2011 Schweppes Stakes by six lengths, but she generally wins impressively and her average winning distance over the last ten races is 3.3 lengths. If you think she’ll flop, you can get 8/1 with Sporting Bet that she will be unplaced.
If Chris Gayle stays in for more than five overs in the final one day international between West Indies and England today, the 8/15 offered by Blue Square and probably Betfair that West Indies will get the most sixes will look like a steal. Despite losing heavily, they won the sixes count nine to one on Tuesday, with Gayle blasting five of them.
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