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Moth Cut To 4/1 Favourite For Investec Oaks After Guineas Third

| 05.05.2013

Moth has been slashed to 4/1 favouritism by Coral from 7/1 for the Investec Oaks after finishing an eyecatching third in this afternoon’s Qipco 1000 Guineas.

Coral initially went 5/1 after the race but immediately laid a surge of bets on the horse forcing the Stratford based firm to clip it further into 4/1.

Guineas runner-up, Just The Judge, has been cut to 6/1 second favourite by Coral from 20/1 with Hot Snap, a huge disappointment this afternoon, pushed out to 10/1 for the Oaks from 7/1.

“Moth put up a hugely encouraging Oaks trial in the 1000 Guineas and is bred to improve over a longer trip, so deserves her position at the head of the market”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“We initially went 5/1 about Moth for the Oaks but were immediately knocked over in the rush and after laying hundreds of bets in just a 20 minute spell took evasive action and went 4/1”, added Clare.

The victory of Sky Lantern in the 1000 Guineas was a break-even result for Coral.

“The defeat of Hot Snap saved us a seven figure payout as we had loads of doubles running onto her from Dawn Approach, but Sky Lantern was still very popular with Richard Hughes on-board so it was only a break-even result”, concluded Clare.

– ENDS –

** Investec Oaks
4 Moth, 6 Liber Nauticus, Just The Judge, 10 Hot Snap, 16 Magic Of Reality, 20 Snow Queen, Secret Gesture,

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.