Punters latch on to Megallan for Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster
Megallan has attracted support for the final Group 1 of the British Flat season, the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster, in which he will attempt to provide his trainer John Gosden with a first victory in the contest.
The son of Kingman made an impressive winning debut at Newmarket and most recently suffered trouble in-running when fourth behind One Ruler, who also lines up at Doncaster, in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.
Bookmakers have shortened Megallan to a general 7-1 (from 11) with Wembley, a close second in the Dewhurst Stakes last time, the 6-4 market leader.
Following the first race at Doncaster, the ground was changed at the track to heavy.
At Cheltenham, the going remains good although rain is forecast to hit the track during racing on Saturday.
Clerk of the course Simon Claisse said: “It's been dry overnight so the going remains good. The forecast is for the dry weather to remain until the early afternoon when the rain comes.”
Champagne Court has been cut for the 3m handicap hurdle (3.15) at Cheltenham and is a general 9-1 (from 14).
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