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Controversial 500-1 Derby outsider to hit the bookies for millions

| 02.06.2017

Britain’s bookmaker are facing their most expensive ever payout on horseracing’s Epsom Derby, if a 500-1 rank outsider called Diore Lia pulls off the biggest shock in the race’s history on Saturday.  The filly, well beaten in her two starts to date but controversially still lining up in the Classic race, appears to have very little chance of winning the famous Epsom highlight, but that hasn’t stopped punters backing her, and if the miracle result did happen, bookies could be faced with a £20 million hammering.

“Even though it has caused plenty of controversy, the owner of Diore Lia, Richard Aylward, has set his heart on running his filly in the world’s most famous flat race, even though the odds say she has no chance of being involved in the finish, but then we thought the same thing about 5000-1 shots Leicester before they won the Premier League,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Although she looks to be completely out of her depth, in the great British tradition of getting behind the underdog, plenty of punters are backing Diore Lia, and at odds of 500-1 she is by far the biggest loser in our book.  We’re not having sleepless nights just yet, but if the miracle result did happen, bookies could be hit to the tune of £20 million,” reckoned Stevens.

Diore Lia is 1-3 with Coral to finish last, and 9-4 not to, and 50-1 to finish in the first ten.

**Investec Derby – Coral bet
4 Cracksman, Cliffs Of Moher, 6 Eminent, 10 Permian, 12 Best Solution, Capri, 14 Dubai Thunder, Venice Beach, 16 Benbatl, 20 Khalidi, 25 Douglas Macarthur, 33 Crowned Eagle, Glencadam Glory, Rekindling, Wings Of Eagles, 50 The Anvil, 66 Salouen, 100 Pealer, 500 Diore Lia

**Diore Lia to finish last
1-3 Yes, 9-4 No

**Diore Lia to finish in the first ten



Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438
Simon Clare 07860 4565139



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.