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2020 Ebor Handicap Odds - Fujaira Prince and Hamish head early betting

  • We take a look through the ante-post betting for the Ebor Handicap
  • The Ebor Handicap is held during the Ebor Festival on Sunday 23rd August
  • Fujaira Prince and Hamish are currently the joint 10/1 favourites
  • Other notable names in the betting include Deja, Trueshan and Verdana Blue
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Colin Keane and Mustajeer winning the 2019 Ebor at York. (Getty)

We takes a look through the ante-post betting for the Ebor Handicap, the feature race during York's Ebor Festival.

The Ebor Festival is headlined by the namesake race of the meeting, the Ebor Handicap. First run on the Knavesmire in 1843, this mile-and-a-quarter handicap has risen to become the richest handicap in Europe. Winners of the Ebor often target the Melbourne Cup, or big staying races in Britain and Ireland during the Autumn.

2020 Ebor Festival Odds


Name
Best Odds
Top Bookie
Fujaira Prince10/1William Hill
Hamish10/1bet365
Trueshan12/1William Hill
Deja16/1Unibet
Verdana Blue20/1William Hill
Laafy20/1 Unibet
Lynwood Gold20/1 bet365
Alignak20/1 bet365
Eagles By Day20/1 William Hill
Nickajack Cave20/1 Unibet
Bar25/1

*Odds taken on 8/8/20*

2020 Ebor Handicap Runners


Fujaira Prince2020 Ebor Festival FavouriteGET 10/1 HERE
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Two top stayers currently head the market for the 2020 Ebor Handicap. First up is Fujaira Prince, who absolutely bolted up in the in the 14-furlong Copper Horse Handicap on his only start of the season so far.

Fellow ante-post favourite Hamish has also only been seen once so far this term, staying on for fourth in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. William Haggas' stable have been in flying form all season, and Hamish can even be found at single figure prices with some betting firms.

Alan King's Trueshan could enter the Ebor on the back of a Listed success at Haydock, where Martin Harley's mount beat Alignak by a short-head.

Alignak is very lightly raced for his age, and Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old could renew rivalries with Trushan in the Ebor.

Deja followed a good second at Royal Ascot with a fine handicap victory over Laafy at Haydock. Peter Chappel-Hyam's five-year-old has now risen to a career-high mark of 112, which should be more than enough to get him into this high-quality handicap.

Laafy impressed at Glorious Goodwood this week, and could be a big player in the Ebor. As could Eagles By Day, who stayed on gamely to win the Bahrain Trophy over course-and-distance in July.

National Hunt trainers often have runners in the Ebor, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the likes of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott throw a few of their best jumpers into the mix.

Nicky Henderson is no stranger to success on the flat either, and Verdana Blue could make an appearance at York, having gone down by just a length in the Alexandra Stakes last time out.

Lynwood Gold transferred his hurdles form to the flat when winning a 20k handicap at the Curragh last month, and Jessica Harrington's raider may just sneak into this at the bottom of the weights.

The only other runner sitting on a price shorter than 25/1 is Ger Lyon's Nickajack Cave, who upset top Irish stayers like Twilight Payment and Falcon Eight to land the Listed Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown in June.

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Fujaira Prince hacks up to win at Royal Ascot. (Getty)

Ebor Handicap FAQs

What is the Ebor?

The Ebor is a handicap race run at York during the summer. The Ebor Handicap is the feature race of York's Ebor Festival, which also features races like the Juddmonte International, the Yorkshire Oaks and the Nunthorpe Stakes.

When was the Ebor first run?

The Ebor Handicap was first staged at York in 1843.

How long is the Ebor Handicap?

The Ebor Handicap is 1m 6f, or 14 furlongs long.

How many horses can run in the Ebor?

The capacity field for the Ebor Handicap is 22. It used to be 20, until York extended the length of their stalls by two in 2019, enabling 22 horses to win in the Ebor.

Who won the Ebor?

In 2019, Irish raider Mustajeer won the Ebor under top jockey Colin Keane.

Where can I watch the Ebor Handicap?

The 2020 Ebor will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page if you want to watch the race via your mobile or tablet.

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