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Rival D’Estruval Heads Betting For Coral Scottish Grand National

| 18.04.2013

Rival D’Estruval is the 6-1 favourite with the sponsor for Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National, following the final declarations for the Ayr showpiece.  Big Occasion is a well-backed 7-1 (from 12-1) second favourite, while the Aintree Grand National hero, Auroras Encore, is eased to 16-1 (from 12-1).

“Rival D’Estruval has headed the market since we opened betting, and looks certain to start favourite on Saturday, although Big Occasion, who proved his stamina when winning the Midlands National on heavy ground, has been well-backed in recent days,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“By contrast, the Aintree hero, Auroras Encore and Ryan Mania have been easy to back, with punters at this stage not expecting the pair to emulate the great Red Rum by completing a famous National double, although his presence in Scotland’s greatest race can only help boost the profile of what is always one of the biggest betting heats of the year,” added Stevens.

**Coral Scottish Grand National
6 Rival D’Estruval, 7 Big Occasion, 10 Godsmejudge, 12 Always Right, Our Mick, 14 Monsieur Cadou, 16 Auroras Encore, Nuts N Bolts, Rigadin De Beauchene, 20 Bradley, Knockara Beau, Neptune Equester, Rebeccas Choice, Tour Des Champs, 25 Lion Na Bearnai, Lively Baron, Rose Of The Moon, Silver By Nature, 33 Cool Operator, Fill The Power, Mister Marker, Problema Tic, Relax, 40 Garleton, 50 Captain Americo, Pentiffic


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David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.