Camelot: market vibes suggest star three-year-old could line up in ArcPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Coral cut Camelot into Arc favouritism
CAMELOT was on Monday morning cut by a number of firms for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Coral, who make the leading three-year-old 4-1 joint-favourite with Orfevre (from 6-1), describing the money they have seen as "significant".
Although connections have yet to confirm Camelot as an intended runner in the Longchamp showpiece, Coral interpretated the move as a sign the race could be on the agenda.
"The money we've seen for Camelot suggests an appearance in Sunday's Arc is looking ever more likely," said firm spokesman David Stevens.
"If connections do send him to Paris, there is every chance the colt could start clear favourite despite his St Leger defeat."
Paddy Power cut Camelot to 5-1 (from 6) and their spokesman of the same name said: "We've seen a lot of money this morning for Camelot from the type of punter who wouldn't usually be having a bet for no reason.
"The 5-1 is under a bit of pressure as well and the dough would perhaps suggest that he is a likely combatant in Paris."
BetVictor also shortened Camelot to 5-1 (from 11-2), while a week ago Boylesports were the first firm to make Camelot favourite for the Arc on the back of their 'non-runner no bet' concession.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt was denied in his Triple Crown bid after suffering a surprise defeat by Encke in last month's Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.