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David Fitzgerald leads Coral Racing UK Tipping Challenge

| 08.10.2013

The Coral Racing UK Charity Tipping Challenge got underway yesterday, and RUK presenter David Fitzgerald is now the 4-1 (from 8-1) favourite to receive the £1000 charity donation after tipping up Little China at Wolverhampton yesterday. Today, David Fitzgerald has selected Irish Girls Spirit in the 5.30 at Catterick as his tip.

Racing pundit Chris Dixon is hot on his heels at 6-1, and he has tipped up Shaunas Spirit in the 5.45 at Leicester this evening, whilst Coral PR man David Stevens and racing commentator Richard Hoiles have both selected Invoke in the 2.30 at Catterick as their tips.

“Yesterday’s tipping didn’t make for pretty reading but today the gloves are off and all fourteen tipsters are banking on backing winners in the hope of raising money for a worthy cause”, commented Coral’s Nicola McGeady.


** Outright Winner

4-1 David Fitzgerald, 6-1 Chris Dixon, 7-1 Will Smith, 7-1 David Clearly, 8-1 Richard Hoiles, 8-1 John O’Connell, 9-1 Mark Howard, 10-1 Mark Johnson, 14-1 Angus McNae, 16-1 Oli Bell, 16-1 Andy Richmond, 20-1 Nicola McGeady, 20-1 Simon Clare, 20-1 David Stevens.

** Today’s Tips

Angus McNae, Bestfootforward, 1.50 Brighton

Will Smoth, Beat The Shower, 4.30 Catterick

David Fitzgerald, Irish Girls Spirit, 5.30 Catterick

John O’Connell, Rosie Rebel, 5.00 Catterick

Simon Clare, Miner’s Lamp, 4.40 Leicester

Nicola McGeady, Weekend Getaway, 2.10 Leicester

David Stevens, Invoke, 2.30 Catterick

Mark Howard, Wyborne, 8.10 Wolverhampton

Andy Richmon, Royal Alcor, 8.10 Wolverhampton

Chris Dixon, Shaunas Spirit, 5.45 Leicester

David Cleary, Iron Butterfly, 4.00 Catterick

Oli Bell, Manipulation, 2.20 Brighton

**Coral Racing UK Tipping Challenge mechanics

Experts from both organisations go head-to-head over the next fortnight. Fourteen tipsters will make one selection per day, and the winner will receive a £1000 donation to the charity of his or her choice, while the runner-up will win £500 for their charity.

The tipsters’ profit will be calculated on Sunday, with the bottom seven then missing the cut leaving the remaining seven to do battle on Monday October 14. Then each day the tipster at the bottom of the table will be relegated, leaving the final two to battle it out on QIPCO British Champions Day on October 19.

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social