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Who will be the champion first season sire in 2021?

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One bookmaker has priced up the market and has already taken a £1,000 bet on one Irish stallion

BETTING company Fitzdares has chalked up its opening show for the 2021 first season sires market, making Godolphin’s Profitable its 3/1 favourite, followed by a brace of Coolmore stallions in Caravaggio and Churchill at 4/1.

Reigning champions Tally-Ho (thanks to Mehmas) have Cotai Glory, already the subject of a £1,000 wager at 5/1. 

“We love pricing this market, which would be impossible to price were it not for Weatherbys Stallion Book used alongside the Weatherbys Return of Mares,” said Ed Guiver of Fitzdares.

“It was hard to split the front four in the market but Profitable, by the sire of sires in Invincible Spirit, has got the nod. That said, the sector is not without a bevy of shrewd judges, so market movers will be telling. Ulysses is a dark horse. Jungle drums suggest he’s produced some early types, and we suspect Ribchester will have his fans. If he had more on the ground, Time Test would have been shorter odds for sure,” added Guiver. 

LEADING FIRST SEASON SIRE 

2021 BETTING*

Stallion Price

Profitable 3/1 124

Caravaggio 4/1 131

Churchill 4/1 124

Cotai Glory 5/1 124

Aclaim 8/1 109

Ribchester 10/1 103

Ulysses 10/1 85

El Kabeir 12/1 110

Ardad 20/1 87

Galileo Gold 20/1 102

Highland Reel 20/1 116

Postponed 50/1 72

Time Test 50/1 69

Almanzor 100/1 38

Decorated Knight 100/1 40

National Defense 500/1 27

Zarak 1,000/1 14

*Based on number of individual winners in Britain and Ireland. Ends December 31st