Prince Simon May be Odds-on for Epsom Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Prince Simon May Be Odds-On for Epsom Derby LONDON, England, May 12 Heaters. — A prominent London bookmaker said today that if there is no outstanding French horse entered,, the American - owned and bred Prince Simon, will start as odds-on favorite for the Derby at Epsom on May 27. Marcel Boussacs Pardal was scratched today from the race. "We are overloaded with bets on Prince Simon and have practically a one-horse book 6a . the Derby," he said. "The colt has been backed at 100 to 1, 66 to 1 and all odds down to the present 15 to 8, and backers have come to the conclusion that there is no horse trained in this country who has a chance with him. Bookmakers have taken very few bets for other horses and- uncertainty over the French entry has made backers wary of supporting any of the colts from France."

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