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Footsteps all the rage in first-season sire market

JUST 24 hours after Cashmans opened its market on this year's leading first-season sire by number of individual winners,the firm has been forced to slash the odds for Footstepsinthesand after a rush of money came for the Coolm0re stallion.

The son of Giant's Causeway is now the 5-1 third favourite having initially been chalked up at 8-1. Cashmans spokesman Joseph Burke said: "The majority of money has been for Footstepsinthesand and he would definitely be the biggest loser for us at the moment."

At bigger odds, Zafeen has come in for some support. He now trades at 14-1, having opened up at 25-1 yesterday.

To balance those shortened odds, the market leaders have seen their odds lengthen a little. Shamardal is now 2-1 from 7-4 and Oratorio is 7-2 from 3-1.

Burke added that Cashmans had seen the busiest opening day of trading in this competition to date: "I was quite surprised by how many bets we have taken already – we have accepted three individual bets of €500 and a couple at €200 for this market."





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