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    O'Brien is putting pressure on bookmakers with his choice of squad
O'Brien is putting pressure on bookmakers with his choice of squad
Kyprios (left). Source: irishracing.com

O'Brien is putting pressure on bookmakers with his choice of squad

Aidan O'Brien is still the trainer that bookmakers are most worried about going into this year's Royal Ascot. Even though his team may not be as strong on the first day, his overall squad for the week includes several favourites such as Auguste Rodin, Kyprios, Opera Singer, and Continuous. Other well-supported horses include juveniles like Whistlejacket and Fairy Godmother.

Despite Ryan Moore being the favourite to be the leading rider, James Doyle has gained support after joining Wathnan Racing. The top races on Tuesday seem wide open, with punters looking for value bets away from the favourites. The World Pool markets run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club are also expected to attract huge bets, following record-breaking figures from last year's Royal meeting.

Ascot Racecourse CEO, Alastair Warwick, expressed excitement about the World Pool operation for the sixth time at Royal Ascot and the opportunity for fans around the world to bet on the biggest commingled pools. Royal Ascot continues to showcase some of the best international horses, jockeys, and trainers and promises five days of high-quality racing.

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