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Fox-Pitt and Nicholson Installed 5/1 Joint Favourites For Badminton

| 02.05.2013

Two of the most successful event riders of all time, William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson, have been installed as the 5/1 joint favourites by leading bookmaker Coral to win the Badminton Horse Trials that start tomorrow.


Michael Jung, the reigning World, Olympic and European champion, priced at 13/2 with Coral is rated the biggest rival to the favourites, with Mary King a 10/1 chance.


“The Badminton Horse Trials is an iconic British event and has a sizeable following, so it was a no-brainer to open a betting market on it. William Fox-Pitt is a household name and will attract loads of support, whilst the likes of Mark Todd and Zara Phillips will also be popular choices”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.


“We don’t have anyone at Coral with the specialist knowledge to price up Badminton so we sought expert assistance and it will be fascinating to see where the smart money goes over the next couple of days”, added Clare.


Coral Betting on Badminton Horse Trials:

5 William Fox-Pitt, 5 Andrew Nicholson, 13-2 Michael Jung, 10 Mary King, 11 Jonathan Paget, 11 Kristina Cook, 11 Mark Todd, 16 Francis Whittington, 18 Paul Tapner, 18 Pippa Funnell, 18 Zara Phillips, 20 Oliver Townend, 20 Vittoria Panizzon, 20 Caroline Powell, 20 Sam Griffiths, 33 Izzy Taylor, 33 Laura Collett, 33 Lucy Jackson, 33 Nicola Wilson, 33 Sandra Auffarth, 40 Bar Please go to www.coral.co.uk for a full list of betting.


For further information:

Simon Clare 07860 465139



Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.