Two Big Betting Gambles Take Place In The Space Of A Day

Calyx Moves Into 6/1 For The 2,000 Guineas

Leading British trainer John Gosden has revealed his superstar Too Darn Hot and ante-post favourite for the 2,000 Guineas will not be running at the Newmarket meeting and punters have wasted no time in switching there attentions to another of the master trainers chances in the race with Calyx getting plenty Market attention.

The son of Kingman was 20/1 on Monday morning and on Tuesday he was a best priced of 10/1 with 6/1 being the general price offered by bookmakers which well and truly sets up a huge gamble for punters.

The three year old came on the flat racing scene last year remaining unbeaten on both his starts as a juvenile with his most memorable performance coming at Royal Ascot when he landed the 23 runner Group 2 Coventry Stakes.

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After that Calyx was ruled out for the rest of the season to the disappointment of the racing world and since then she has not set foot on a racecourse.

Teddy Grimthorpe - racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah (owner of the horse) remains under strong consideration for the first classic of the season doing a good piece work last weekend.

(Credit Racing Post) "He's been in good form and working well and the 2,000 Guineas has always been in our minds. It's been a long time since Royal Ascot and to put him straight into the Guineas may be a big ask. A decision will be made about his participation towards the end of the week."

When asked about the conditions he needs to race and whether he will get the trip with huge question marks over the colts stamina having not running further than six furlongs

He added: "He's bred to stay a mile, but he showed a lot of speed at two. I wouldn't think he would get much further than a mile."

His trainer also gave a word on his horse at Yarmouth on Tuesday after the possible gamble on this horse spreading through the industry like wild fire.

Gosden said: "He's still in the race and we'll see. He'll work and we'll make a decision. We would like to see a little bit of rain."

Talkischeap Now Heads bet365 Gold Cup At 8/1

Another gamble that took place on Tuesday was when the Alan King trained Talkischeap went from a huge 20/1 into 8/1 favourite to take the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

The Charles Dingwell owned seven year old could be very costly for the bookmakers this weekend with him more than halving in price and this horse does have the credentials to go and win this race.

Jockey Wayne Hutchinson has been in the saddle on each of the geldings five wins over fences and is looking forward to try and land the gamble on him.

(Credit Racing Post) The rider said: "The race was earmarked for him after his last run at Kempton, his first in handicap company where he travelled and jumped well.

"He is an unexposed type as a novice and hopefully he will improve for that experience and will put on a big show. The ground is key to him as he likes it good."

Talkischeap will be going into the unknown with Saturday's race run over just short of 3m5f, but Hutchinson revealed: "He won three points [the first three years ago as a four-year-old] so hopefully that will not be a problem.

"He has mixed it with some good ones, finishing third to La Bague Au Roi and Lostintranslation, the two best novice chasers in Britain, in his first run over fences."