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Shutthefrontdoor developing into the gamble of the Grand National….again!

| 09.04.2016

Shutthefrontdoor, last year’s beaten favourite, is turning into the gamble of this year’s Grand National according to leading British bookmaker, Coral.

Many Clouds, Coral’s 8/1 favourite is, as expected, the best backed horse in the race but not far behind is Shutthefrontdoor, who was 18/1 this morning but has been slashed by Coral to 11/1.

“Shutthefrontdoor was the best backed horse in last year’s race with AP McCoy having his final Grand National ride but punters have come for him again with Barry Geraghty now taking the ride, and he has emerged as the surprise gamble of the race”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

The Last Samuri is the third best backed horse in the race but some way behind the top two in Coral’s list published at 1pm. Boston Bob is another horse that is attracting more bets than bookies expected, featuring as the sixth best backed horse in the race with Coral, who have cut him to 22/1 from 28/1.

“We are seeing stellar turnover on the race in shops and online, and with the extra hour of betting this year, we are expecting stakes to soar above £200 million for the first time in Grand National history”, added Clare.


** Top Ten Backed Horses in the Grand National With Coral

(These are the horses that feature most on the betting slips in singles or multiples in Coral’s 1830 betting shops)

1.      Many Clouds 8/1
2.      Shutthefrontdoor 11/1 from 18/1
3.      The Last Samuri 10/1
4.      Holywell 14/1 from 16/1
5.      The Druid’s Nephew 16/1
6.      Boston Bob 22/1 from 28/1
7.      Saint Are 14/1 from 18/1
8.      Silviniaco Conti 16/1 from 12/1
9.      Morning Assembly 25/1 from 22/1
10.     Gallant Oscar 14/1

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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.