Prancealot long odds-on to claim freshman title

Sir Prancealot (left): stands at Tally-Ho Stud in County Westmeath

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By Martin Stevens 12:14PM 27 AUG 2016

SIR PRANCEALOT is now long odds-on to sire the most individual winners in Britain and Ireland up to the end of the Flat turf season, having delivered a flurry over the past fortnight.

The Tally-Ho Stud resident was a 14-1 shot in RaceBets' market in late June and only nine days ago was still available at 6-1. But since then his price has shortened dramatically – from 11-2 to 9-4, 13-8, 5-4 and 11-10 on Tuesday.

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Another three new individual winners since then has meant Sir Prancealot is now trading at a prohibitive price in the freshman market.

"Despite those price cuts, the money kept pouring in for him, forcing RaceBets to further shorten him to 2-9, 1-5 and finally 1-9 [on Thursday afternoon]," said Joseph Burke, who manages the market for the firm.

"RaceBets are essentially betting now as if this is a fait accompli."

Sir Prancealot has been represented by seven new winners in Britain and Ireland since August 16, as well as a number of repeat scorers – including Sir Dreamalot, who was an easy four-and-a-quarter-length winner at Tipperary for Andrew Slattery on Thursday.

The son of Tamayuz has now been represented by 20 individual winners in Britain and Ireland this season, ahead of Helmet and Mayson on 11 and Elzaam and Foxwedge on ten.

Leading first-season sire by number of individual winners (GB & Ireland turf season)

1-9 Sir Prancealot
7 Helmet
9 Elzaam, Mayson
10 Frankel, Power
12 Foxwedge
14 Bated Breath
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