Cloudy Lane – How Low Can He Go?

Cloudy Lane – How Low Can He Go?
WILLIAM HILL’S LATEST ANTE-POST PRICES

William Hill were today forced to cut Cloudy Lane again for Saturday’s Grand National as the tidal wave of support for Donald McCain’s runner continued. The Leeds-based firm cut the favourite to 5-1 from 11-2 after today’s five-day declarations.

Hills have also priced up the odds on Cloudy Lane’s SP, and make it 13-8 favourite that he will start between 9-2 and 5-1, and 14-1 to start 10-3 or less, a price that will see him be the shortest Grand National favourite since Red Rum in 1975, where he went off at 7-2.

Kate Miller, Spokeswoman for Hills, said: ‘’This is the hottest favourite there has been in my lifetime, and looking at our field book it seems that every punter in the land is already on! If the general public joins in with him on Saturday, conditions will be worse than ‘Cloudy’ for the bookies, it’ll be tsunami season.’’

Hills have also added some Mckelvey specials to their list of available Grand National bets. Peter Bowen’s runner is the subject of the BBC ‘One Show’ during his build up to the Grand National, and could turn out to be a public darling if going one better this year.

What will Cloudy Lane’s SP be?

13-8 To start 9-2 to 5-1
5-2 To start 11-2 to 6-1
11-4 To start 7-2 to 4-1
8-1 To start 13-2 to 7-1
12-1 To start 15-2 or bigger
14-1 To start 10-3 or shorter

Mckelvey’s Finishing Postition: 16-1 To Finish 1st, 20-1 To Finish 2nd, 20-1 To Finish 3rd, 20-1 to Finish 4th, 4-5 to finish 5th or worse, 7-4 to not complete

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