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Green Flag heads betting for Coral Scottish Grand National

| 10.04.2014

Green Flag, one of three Lucinda Russell-trained runners in the race, heads the sponsor’s betting for Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National at 9-1, following the final declarations for the Ayr marathon. Mendip Express and Sam Winner are the 10-1 joint second favourites, with last year’s winner Godsmejudge and the well-backed Trustan Times, 25-1 at the start of the week, among those quoted at 12-1, ahead of top weight Tidal Bay, 14-1.

“Green Flag has been at the head of our betting since Monday’s entry stage, and his backers can take heart from the fact the 7-y-o is one of the minority in the handicap proper due to the presence of Tidal Bay, although that one’s stablemate Sam Winner and the well-touted Mendip Express are vying for favouritism, and Trustan Times has halved in price this week as backers look to last month’s Pertemps Final to provide a famous Grand National double,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Scotland’s biggest race is not only one of our flagship sponsored events, but a huge hit with punters, as last year it was the fourth biggest race by turnover in our 1800 shops, behind just the Aintree version, the Gold Cup and the Derby,” added Stevens.

**Coral Scottish Grand National
9 Green Flag, 10 Mendip Express, Sam Winner, 12 Godsmejudge, Roalco De Farges, Trustan Times, Yes Tom, 14 Tidal Bay, 16 Lie Forrit, Merry King, Midnight Appeal, 20 Edmund Kean, Fill The Power, Hadrian’s Approach, Lackamon, Nuts N Bolts, Rigadin De Beauchene, Roberto Goldback, 25 Alpha Victor, McMurrough, Mister Marker, 40 Adrenalin Flight, Battle Group, Sole Witness, 50 Al Co, Baile Anrai, Pure Faith, Summery Justice, 66 Ballybough Gorta, Sir Du Bearn, *Reserves 50 Scotswell, Top Smart
*Top 20 races by turnover in Coral shops in 2013
1 Crabbie’s Grand National
2 Cheltenham Gold Cup
3 Investec Derby
4 Coral Scottish Grand National
5 King George VI Chase
6 Champion Hurdle
7 2,000 Guineas
8 Coral Welsh National
9 Investec Oaks
10 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
11 Hennessy Gold Cup
12 Coral Welsh National (rearranged 2012 running)
13 Cesarewitch
14 St James’s Palace Stakes
15 World Hurdle
16 Coral Cup
17 1,000 Guineas
18 St Leger
19 Coral-Eclipse
20 Ayr Gold Cup


Further Information Contact
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.