Colombo Coventry favourite
Cristoforo Colombo has virtually halved in price for next week's Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot after being the subject of a sustained gamble.
Coral now make the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt their 7-2 favourite from 6-1 for the Group Two event, the fourth race on the opening afternoon of the showpiece meeting, following his maiden win at Navan last month.
His sire, Henrythenavigator, who was also trained by O'Brien, won the Coventry in 2007.
Coral's David Stevens said: "Cristoforo Colombo won his maiden at Navan nicely enough last month, but the money we've seen for the colt suggests the required step up in class next week will be well within his grasp."