Double Superlative is one of three Nick Jonsson-owned horses who have made belated entries on to the WSB Met betting boards. (Wayne Marks).
Mike Moon (The Citizen)
The Hollywoodbets Durban July first-entry deadline is way off, but World Sports Betting has already added five new names to its board since the first prices were chalked up for 55 “possibles”.
Three of the latecomers are from the Snaith yard, and all from the ownership of Nick Jonsson. This means someone has requested odds and probably placed bets on horses that weren’t in bookmakers’ initial reckoning.
The Jonsson horses in question are: Without Question, Mucho Dinero and Double Superlative.
The latter – impressive winner of the 2021 Grade 1 Cape Guineas – has been slotted in at 22-1. Now a four-year-old, he hasn’t been on a racetrack since early-May 2022 when he ran fifth in the KwaZulu-Natal Guineas.
The betting interest suggests he is recovering from his ailments and is catching the eye of someone somewhere.
We’ll get a chance to assess prospects of the other two “forgotten” candidates pretty soon – when they oppose young master Charles in the Derby. Without Question is 22-1 joint-fourth favourite for that contest, and Mucho Dinero is a 28-1 chance.
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