Kaboo Royal Ascot hue gamble continues as punters back runner from 100-1 to 6-1

The Karl Burke-trained Kaboo makes his debut in the Windsor Castle Stakes (5.35pm). To win he will have to beat Frankie Dettori’s mount Ruthin

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A monster gamble on a horse backed down from 100-1 continues on day two of Royal Ascot.

Kaboo, an unraced colt, debuts in the Windsor Castle Stakes at 5.35pm – and is now down to 6-1 in Paddy Power’s betting market.

Backed in to 9-1 earlier this morning, punters are still supporting the Karl Burke-trained runner ahead of the start of the card (2.30pm).

To win the two-year-old will have to beat Frankie Dettori’s mount Ruthin, priced at 2-1 with the same firm.

Before the relentless cash for Kaboo, Matt Chapman tweeted: “Omgggggggg. Kaboo now 12-1 from 66-1. Surely one of the biggest Royal @Ascot gambles we have seen for @karl_burke Yeeehaaa!”

The Queen’s runner Tactical (right) won the 2020 Windsor Castle Stakes



Owner Nick Bradley, who has a large number of runners this week with his syndicates, overcame the odds in a race on Tuesday.

Their Coventry Stakes runner-up Eldrickjones was sent off at 66-1, an effort which won connections £22,390.

Bradley tweeted that he had been inundated with messages about Kaboo, stating: “Phone hasn’t stopped pinging! We have just gone past 5,000 followers! If he doesn’t win at least the increase in followers have been worth it.”

First prize for the winner of Kaboo’s race is £38,480.

Yorkshire trainer Burke knows exactly what is required to land a juvenile contest at the Olympics of Flat racing having won last year’s Albany Stakes with Dandalla.

Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said: “Kaboo has yet to exhibit his talents in public, but given the huge support we’ve seen for him from 100-1 into 6-1 at a prestigious meeting like Royal Ascot it has to be assumed that he has an abundance of ability and has been catching pigeons on the Middleham gallops.”

Other market movers on day two of Royal Ascot (from Betfred)

2.30pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

Twilight Gleaming 9-4 from 7-2

Quick Suzy 9-1 from 12-1

Illustrating 10-1 from 12-1

3.05pm Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

Dancing King 13-2 from 14-1

Kyprios 8-1 from 16-1

Law Of The Sea 16-1 from 25-1

3.40pm Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

Double Or Bubble 11-2 from 14-1

Champers Elysees 8-1 from 14-1

Parent’s Prayer 10-1 from 16-1

5.00pm Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

Astro King 13-2 from 12-1

Haqeeqy 15-2 from 10-1

Matthew Flinders 15-2 from 16-1

Brunch 10-1 from 16-1

5.35pm Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

Dig Two 8-1 from 10-1

Kaboo 8-1 from 33-1

Amazonian Dream 28-1 from 50-1

6.10pm Kensington Palace Handicap

Dreamloper 4-1 from 7-1

Ffion 8-1 from 16-1

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