Major Grand National gamble going down on Cocktails At Dawn
Simon Clare | 8 April 2017
GRAND NATIONAL GAMBLE ON COCKTAILS AT DAWN SHAKES BOOKIES
A major Grand National gamble on rank outsider Cocktails At Dawn is taking place this morning with the catchy-named horse proving incredibly popular amongst millions of once a year punters.
Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on Cocktails At Dawn to 28/1 from 80/1 and all British bookmakers have taken similar evasive action in the face of one of multi-million pound liabilities.
“This is one of the most surprising and extraordinary Grand National gambles in recent history as Cocktails At Dawn has arguably the least chance on form of all 40 runners in the race, yet the horse’s name has grabbed the attention of millions of once a year punters,” said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.
“Bookmakers will be nursing one of the worst Grand National hangovers ever tomorrow if Cocktails At Dawn comes home in front”, added Clare.
Definitly Red is proving the most popular horse with Coral in terms of volume of bets, well ahead of the Last Samuri, One For Arthur and Pleasant Company. Cocktails At Dawn is tenth in the list, but given the huge odds on offer (now 28/1 from 80/1), will be by far the worst result in Coral’s book. Wonderful Charm is ninth in the list and has been cut to 25/1 from 33/1.
TOP TEN BEST BACKED HORSES WITH CORAL (as at 11am)
- Definitly Red
- The Last Samuri
- One For Arthur
- Pleasant Company
- Vieux Lion Rouge
- Rogue Angel
- Cause of Causes
- Wonderful Charm
- Cocktails At Dawn
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