Stan James lay £23k International bet on Australia


Australia is the hot favourite for the feature on Day 1 of York’s Ebor Festival, the Juddmonte International Stakes (3.40), but Stan James were determined to take on Aidan O’Brien’s star colt and laid a bet of £23,000 after going a standout 8/11 about the duel Derby winner.

Rory Jiwani of said, “Australia is rightly favourite for the Juddmonte International at 3.40 but this is his first clash with older rivals and Mukhadram will ensure a good gallop from the off. You could pick holes in the form of his Epsom win and we just think he’s too short so from 11am until midday we were  top price about the dual Derby winner of 8/11.

“We took a few lumpy bets, the biggest of which was £23k, and expect there may be some more large wagers come race time.

“We also go 9/4 that Australia wins by up to and including two lengths, and 9/4 by over two lengths. He’s also 6/4 to win today and in next month’s Irish Champion Stakes.



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