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Royal week ends with mixed fortune for the layers

| 24.06.2017

The final day of this year’s Royal Ascot saw mixed fortunes for the
bookies, with Out Do’s 25-1 success in the Wokingham the highlight for
the layers, while punters enjoyed the victories of September, Idaho
and The Tin Man.

“The victories of Idaho and The Tin Man really summed up our week,
they beat well-backed favourites in Dartmouth and Limato respectively,
but they were the next in the betting and far from unbacked
themselves, which continued the theme we saw earlier in the week with
the likes of Heartache and Big Orange, the latter a really popular
winner in the week’s biggest betting heat, the Gold Cup,” said Coral’s
David Stevens.

“The consistently quick ground this week has probably played a part in
the fancied horses dominating the Group races, while the handicaps
have on the whole been kinder to the layers,” added Stevens.

“We’re certainly not complaining as it’s not been painful like some
recent Royal meetings, but overall it’s been far from a bookies’
benefit, and plenty of punters will have enjoyed the biggest week of
the Flat season,” concluded 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.