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July Cup Odds 2024 – Sprinting Stars Chasing Inisherin in Betting

A field of 12 runners are set to go to post for the Group 1 July Cup on Saturday, 13th July, but Kevin Ryan will hope it’s not unlucky for him and stable star Inisherin, who is a clear favourite to win a second successive top tier contest and claim a hat trick of wins overall. The son of Shamardal comfortably won the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot against his fellow three-year-olds and tackles his elders as a best-priced 2/1 market leader for Saturday’s race, run over 6f on Newmarket’s July Course.

His position as favourite could come under threat from Vandeek, who is currently trading at a high of 4/1. Simon & Ed Crisford’s charge was an outstanding two-year-old, going unbeaten and winning two Group 1s. He lost his unblemished record to Inisherin on his return, but may be a fitter animal now, especially on a sounder surface.

Another among three-year-olds dominating the market is River Tiber for Aidan O’Brien. His last victory came over 6f in the Coventry Stakes in 2023. He chased Vandeek twice as a juvenile, but has potentially found races over 1m and 7f too far. Punters may well be of a forgiving nature at 6/1.

The first in of the older horses is multiple Group 1 scorer Kinross at 8/1. The seven-year-old is reaching the twilight of his career, but warmed up with a game reappearance second on the all-weather and will prefer this test, over which he was third to Shaquille a year ago. The year younger Regional was also runner-up last time, but in Group 1 company at Royal Ascot, while the mercurial Khaadem may also give one more attempt to this contest. Ed Bethell’s charge is more fancied at 9/1 with Khaadem at 16s.

Others to place at the royal meeting were Jasour (12/1) in the Commonwealth Cup and Mill Stream (14/1) in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes. Swingalong was runner-up in that race, but the filly trades much higher at 25/1, behind former Group 1 winner Art Power at 20s.

Among the outsiders is Mitbaahy, who disappointed at Ascot, but has plenty of ability for a 33/1 shot. On the other hand, a price of 80/1 for Vadream looks fair in this line-up.

July Cup Odds

HorseTrainerBest Odds
InisherinKevin Ryan2/1
VandeekSimon & Ed Crisford4/1
River TiberAidan O’Brien6/1
KinrossRalph Beckett8/1
RegionalEd Bethell9/1
JasourClive Cox14/1
Mill StreamJane Chapple-Hyam14/1
BAR 25/1