Bald Eagle Held to 100-to-7 for Coming Epsom Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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Bald Eagle Held to 100-to-7 For Coming Epsom Derby Special to Daily Racing Form LONDON, May 2. — Bookmakers were offering odds of 100-to-7 on the chances of Bald Eagle, the American-bred colt owned by Harry F. Guggenheim, in the Epsom Derby. Bald Eagle had previously been 5-to-l favorite in the pre-race betting, but his disappointing showing in the 2,000 Guineas in which he finished seventh, dimmed the colts, prospects of winning the Epsom classic. The outcome of the 2,000 Guineas posed a problem for bookmakers in setting out their pre-race odds for the Derby. Neither the winner, Pall Mall, owned by Queen Elizabeth, nor the second horse. Major Portion, has been entered for the race, which will be run at Epsom Downs on June 4. In consequence, the bookmakers have Installed the third finishing Nagaml. together with Miners Lamp, the entry of Queen Elizabeth, as joint favorites at lb-to-1, u i v il tr«and 3 i v. sandiuu. 1 s u s ix

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