Home  »    »  Well-backed Harzand ensures punters come out on top after wide open Derby

Well-backed Harzand ensures punters come out on top after wide open Derby

| 04.06.2016

Harzand, a top price 14-1 with Coral this morning, was a well-backed 13-2 third favourite at the off of this year’s Investec Derby, with the colt’s victory ensuring punters came out on top after a wide open renewal of the race.

“A pre-race plunge on US Army Ranger settled the debate over which horse would start favourite for the most open Derby this century, but Harzand was also extremely popular with punters through the day, and his victory means the biggest flat race of the year is a losing one for us,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“On the plus side, as it was so open we took a decent spread of money across the board to minimise the losses, and turnover was extremely healthy as the Epsom Classic took centre stage on a sporting Saturday,” added Stevens.


6 Minding, New Bay, Fascinating Rock, Time Test, 8 Galileo Gold, The Gurkha, US Army Ranger, 12 The Grey Gatsby, 14 Mahsoob, Racing History, Tryster, 16 Cannock Chase, Exosphere, Massaat, Western Hymn, Wings Of Desire, 20 Highland Reel, Intilaaq, Mondialiste, My Dream Boat, Port Douglas,

**King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Evs Postponed, 6 US Army Ranger, 8 Exosphere, 10 Found, 12 Erupt, Vazirabad, 16 Cannock Chase, Eagle Top, Elite Army, Highland Reel, Midterm, Simple Verse, Wings Of Desire,

**Ladbrokes St Leger

6 Idaho, 10 Algometer, US Army Ranger, 16 Beacon Rock, 20 Midterm, Port Douglas, 25 Ormito,

**Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

5 Postponed, 8 A Shin Hikari, New Bay, 10 Harzand, Minding, US Army Ranger, 12 Duramente, 14 Fascinating Rock, 16 Found, Order Of St George, The Gurkha, 25 Exosphere, Leontes, 33 Erupt, Highland Reel, Ultra


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.