Weekend Betting Review
Churchill is the new Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite while Manchester City are odds-on for the Premier League title.
Churchill: Favourite for the 2000 Guineas
Aidan O'Brien's youngster was sent off the 4/5 favourite for the Group One Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and readily justified those odds in brushing aside decent yardstick Mehmas.
O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore were left purring with the trainer commenting: "He's just a lovely horse, very exciting for next year. We always viewed him as a Guineas horse."
Moore and O'Brien suffered a shock reverse in the day's feature, the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger when 1/7 favourite Order Of St George was turned over by Mehmas' jockey, Frankie Dettori, on board Wicklow Brave.
Willie Mullins is targeting the Melbourne Cup with the winner who is the 14/1 market leader for the race that stops a nation.
On the continent, it was Arc Trials day at Chantilly and the most significant performance came from Japanese Derby winner Makahiki.
The French derby winner came with a storming run down the outside to collar the consistent Found at Leopardstown, confirming his status as one of the standout middle-distance performers in Europe.
However, with Minding a tad disappointing in third and Harzand even more so having been tapped for toe over a trip short of his best, time will tell whether this was indeed as strong a renewal as the pre-race billing.
Manchester City are odds-on to win the Premier League after they beat Manchester United and Chelsea dropped points.
Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho gave City victory at Old Trafford to make it four wins out of four for the ante-post favourites this season.
Sky Bet reacted by cutting City's odds from 11/8 to even money, before cutting them again to 10/11 after Chelsea's 2-2 draw at Swansea on Sunday, with United drifting to 4/1 from 5/2. They remain second favourites, though, with Chelsea now out to 11/2 from 9/2 after their first dropped points of the campaign.
Arsenal are 12/1 after they gained three points with a last-gasp winner against Southampton to move up to sixth, although they still trail City by five points.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored United's consolation in the Manchester derby and he's now challenging Sergio Aguero for Golden Boot favouritism.
Kell Brook was beaten by Gennady Golovkin on Saturday but emerged with great credit having stepped up to middleweight.
The other fight priced up is with Errol Spencer Jr and this time Brook is favourite at 1/2.
The Swiss has typically struggled on the grass of SW19 but his ability to rise to the occasion on the biggest stages of all can't be questioned after another brilliant display for his first US Open title.
Angelique Kerber won the women's title as she moved to the top of the world rankings, and the German is 8/1 third-favourite for Wimbledon.
New England Patriots are 7/1 favourites for the Super Bowl ahead of their first game of the season on Monday night.
Bath are 9/1 for the Aviva Premiership Grand Final after an impressive 58-5 victory over Newcastle on Saturday.
NAP of the Day
|Date||Time / Course||Silk||Selection||Price|
|£10 Win Single Pays £26.25 with Bet365|
|22 Aug 2017||14:30 Brighton||Al Ozzdi|