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O'Brien and Moore odds-on as bookies expect Royal Ascot domination to continue

Aidan O'Brien and main jockey Ryan Moore are a formidable combination at Royal Ascot
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Aidan O'Brien was crowned top trainer at Royal Ascot five times in the last eight years, while Ryan Moore has been the meeting's top jockey on all but one occasion in that time, and the pair are odds on for their respective honours this week, with O'Brien a best-priced 1-2 in the leading trainers market and Moore 4-5 to be top jockey.


ROYAL ASCOT TOP JOCKEY

2017 Ryan Moore (6)
2016 Ryan Moore (6)
2015 Ryan Moore (9)
2014 Ryan Moore (6)
2013 Johnny Murtagh (4)
2012 Ryan Moore (5)
2011 Ryan Moore (3)


The most successful current jockey at the royal meeting, Frankie Dettori, is the only other rider at a single-figure price, with 11-4 the best available, while James Doyle (11-1), William Buick (12-1) and Christophe Soumillon (16-1) are the others whose chance is rated better than 25-1 by the bookmakers.

It is a similar state of affairs in the top trainer market, with 2012 winner John Gosden rated a 7-2 chance. Only Charlie Appleby (14-1) and Sir Michael Stoute (16-1) are rated better than 25-1.


ROYAL ASCOT TOP TRAINER

2017 Aidan O’Brien (6)
2016 Aidan O’Brien (7)
2015 Aidan O’Brien (5)
2014 Sir Michael Stoute (4)
2013 Aidan O’Brien (4)
2012 John Gosden (5)
2011 Aidan O’Brien (4)


Punters put off by Moore's prohibitive price can dabble in William Hill's total winners market, for which they make six the 5-2 favourite. Five – and three or four combined – are 11-4 shots, with seven or more available at 4-1, and two or fewer the 6-1 outsider.


ROYAL ASCOT TOP CURRENT TRAINERS

Sir Michael Stoute (75)
Aidan O’Brien (61)
John Gosden (43)
Mark Johnston (41)
Saeed Bin Suroor (36)


Hills' spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Royal Ascot is a key week for us and the meeting can make or break our racing book. Early turnover is at a record high and we need Lady Aurelia and Rhododendron to miss out on day one."


ROYAL ASCOT TOP CURRENT JOCKEYS

Frankie Dettori (56)
Ryan Moore (48)
Jamie Spencer (24)
William Buick (20)
Olivier Peslier (16)


The week will also usher in a notable concession for punters, with Betfair Sportsbook becoming the latest to guarantee a loss up to a certain limit.

In this case the amount is £500 on all UK and Irish Class 1 and 2 races, including Group, Listed and top handicap races, starting at 10am on day one of Royal Ascot.

Kevin Harrington of Betfair said: "Royal Ascot has some of the most competitive racing on the planet, so we thought it was an ideal time to launch our new online £500 guarantee, which will in future apply to all Class 1 and 2 races."


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Early turnover is at a record high and we need Lady Aurelia and Rhododendron to miss out on day one

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