Royal Hunt Cup gamble on Knight continues

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By David Milnes
Racing Post

Edinburgh Knight

Rain, however, is what Clive Cox would like for Winter’s Night, whose entry in the same day’s Windsor Forest Stakes is being given more consideration with each drop of rain.

“She’s in at Royal Ascot and is also entered in a Listed race at York at the weekend,” he told At The Races.

“She pulled a shoe off in Ireland last time, which didn’t help her performance.

“She finished second first time out this year and I hope she’s not far off making a successful return to Listed company.

“It would be a big step up in Ascot, but if the rain keeps coming I’m pleased that we’re well covered with entries.”

In other betting moves on Monday, Cristoforo Colombo is now second favourite for the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday with Coral, who cut him to 9-2 (from 5-1), and should favourite Dawn Approach head for the Chesham instead, as is the plan, Cristoforo Colombo would be in line to head the market.

In the Diamond Jubilee Stakes next Saturday, favourite Black Caviar’s price continues to come under pressure, and it could be that the 2-5 still available with bet365 and Ladbrokes disappears on Tuesday. French filly Moonlight Cloud is second favourite and was also trimmed on Monday, into 8-1 (from 10) by Blue Square, while Betfred go 10-1 having been 14s.

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