Bookmakers running scared of Addeybb as York Stakes favourite is halved in price
Had the ground stayed fast Addeybb would almost certainly have been scratched from the Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15). Now the rain has come and the ground has changed, the Royal Ascot winner has been heavily cut by bookmakers.
William Haggas had been concerned about unsuitably quick conditions at York, with the racing surface described as good on Friday.
However, after significant morning rain caused the going to ease to good to soft, Addeybb has been cut by the sponsors into just 7-4 (from 7-2).
That is now the best available price about the five-year-old, who on his latest outing stormed to a wide-margin soft ground success in the Wolferton Stakes at the royal meeting.
Regal Reality, who had been 6-4 favourite with Sky Bet, is now 11-4.
Two other notable movers
Kaeso (3.00 Ascot)
At Ascot, a host of horses have been backed in the competitive Moet & Chandon International Stakes, among them Kaeso.
Trainer Nigel Tinkler had said earlier in the week the five-year-old would need some cut in the ground to be seen at his best and conditions will now be in his favour.
Having been a 16-1 chance earlier in the morning, Kaeso is now a general 8-1 shot.
Tor (5.00 Chester)
You have to go back just over a year for Tor's last success which came at Hamilton, but the market suggests his time might have come around again at Chester in the 1m5½f handicap.
Now 11-2 (from 10), Tor would be a force if returning to previous levels of form, having won off higher marks than today's 77 in the past. Harrison Shaw takes off an additional 5lb to aid Tor's cause.
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