To The World’s The BMW Odds Continue To Shorten

By: Thomas Hackett
March 27th, 2015

To The World has been backed into The BMW odds of $2.15 and the support is expected to continue for the Japanese galloper heading into the Group 1 event at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.

Nick Hall has been booked to ride To The World in the 2015 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Nick Hall has been booked to ride To The World in the 2015 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

To The World was available at a quote of $3.50 before The BMW final field was released on Wednesday, but the King Kamehameha entire opened at $2.70 on Wednesday afternoon before a wave of support for the four-year-old saw his price tighten into $2.15.

Nick Hall has been booked to ride To The World in The BMW and the Japanese entire has the chance to record his first win at Group 1 level after finishing second in both the Group 1 Japanese 2000 Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 The Arima Kinen (2500m) in Japan.

Godolphin galloper Hartnell is on the second line of The BMW betting markets and there has also been a sprinkling of support for the import after he drifted out to odds of $3.80 overnight.

Hartnell recorded his maiden Australian race win in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 14 and trainer John O’Shea told Racing Ahead that the Authorized gelding has trained on strongly heading into The BMW.

“I would love to be following the Japanese horse at some stage and I think that would be a great scenario, but there doesn’t look to be an abundance of speed and you wouldn’t think that Ollie would be as strong on the leader as young Avdulla was the other day in the Ranvet,” O’Shea said.

“The race pretty much sorts itself out and we will be thereabouts on speed.

“He has trained on since his second-up run, the distance is probably more suitable to him, the firmness of the ground is probably more suited to him than his opposition and I am very happy with where he is at.”

Trainer Kris Lees has both Lucia Valentina and Protectionist in the 2015 The BMW field and the talented duo are the only other horses available at single figure odds for the $1.5 million race.

Lucia Valentina has remained steady at $9 following her credible third in the Ranvet Stakes, while there has been some betting support for Protectionist ($10 into $8.50) despite his mediocre form this preparation.

There has been a sprinkling of support in The BMW betting market with Ladbrokes for Who Shot Thebarman ($19 into $17), while Beaten Up ($51 into $41) and Extra Zero ($21 out to $26) have both been on the drift.

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