Vanderbilt Odds Slashed For Gold Cup Following Blistering Heat Win
The Karol Ramsbottom trained Vanderbilt was an outstanding winner of heat three in the RCETS Gold Cup at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night with his odds plummeting to become the 2022 champion.
This son of Laughil Blake – So Said Sarah showed terrific early pace to take up the lead and wasn’t going to be caught. He skipped home in 28.28 with Rahale Podge three lengths back in second and 4/6 favourite Skywalker Barry another 1½ lengths back in third.
Vanderbilt was a surprise heat winner at 7/1 and now..
..We have cut his Gold Cup chances into 12/1 from 33/1 making him the biggest mover in the betting.
Good Cody won heat four, wearing the orange jacket with his seeding change from an inside runner to a middle doing the trick. This Patrick Guilfoyle trained Irish Sprint Cup winner clocked 28.47 with Serene Ace just a length back in second and Ballymac Kingdom in third.
Good Cody remains the favourite with his odds cut into 4/1 from 5/1 while Serene Ace is 5/1 from 10/1 for trainer Michael J O’Donovan.
Heat two was all about Droopys Good who made the most of his inside draw to win by 2½ lengths to Storys Direct in 28.62 for trainer Owen McKenna. His odds have tumbled into 6/1 from 12/1 with third place Knight Tornado 9/2 from 8/1.
Only four dogs went to traps in the opening heat and 1/2 favourite Skywalker Angie was too good for her rivals. She was quick away and won by seven lengths in a flashy time of 28.25 and is now 5/1 from 12/1.
*Prices correct at time of publication
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