Black Caviar may be under armed guard ahead of her tilt at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (3.45) but Paddy Power thinks she’s as safe as houses.
The unbeaten Australian mare puts her reputation on the line at Royal Ascot on Saturday as she aims to win her 22nd race on the trot.
Racegoers are likely to get a good view of the Australian sprinting queen who has been drawn widest of all in stall 15 (nearest the stands rail) in the six-furlong dash.
But Paddy Power are in no doubt that she will win and have opened a book on just how far that will be?
The Dublin-based firm bet 9-4 up to & including 2 lengths, 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 lengths inclusive a 4/1 shot, 15/8 3 1/2 lengths and over, 7/2 five lengths and over and 12/1 10 lengths and over.
Who will finish second?
And with the build-up to Saturday’s showpiece almost complete the firm are betting on who will finish second to Aussie trainer Peter Mooney’s star pupil regardless of winning distance.
French handler Freddie Head’s Moonlight Cloud heads the betting without Black Caviar at 6/4 with James Fanshawe’s Society Rock next best at 7/2.
If you think Krypton Factor can solve the puzzle its 9/1 along with Pastoral Player. The Cheka is a 10/1 chance with 18/1 Genki and Sirius Prospect, 22/1 Royal Rock, 25/1 Bogart, 28/1 Hitchens, 33/1 Soul, Restiadargent, Es Que Love and Jimmy Styles.