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Bookies cheer Wings of Eagles Derby shock

| 03.06.2017

The shock 40-1 success of Wings Of Eagles in this afternoon’s Investec Derby was cheered by bookmakers, with well-backed favourite Cracksman finishing third, one place behind second favourite Cliffs Of Moher.

“This year’s Investec Derby had such an open look to it, there was always the chance of a shock result, and so it proved, with Wings Of Eagles virtually friendless in the market.  Cracksman won the battle for favouritism with Cliffs Of Moher, and  victory for the former or Permian were the results we really didn’t want, but to see the 40-1 shot come home in front in the biggest race of the Flat season was the stuff of dreams for the layers,” said Coral’s David Stevens.


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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.