Grand National ‘WILL’ To Cost Bookies Â£100 MILLION POUND PAYOUT!
Grand National favourite My Will could wipe out Britainâ€™s bookies this weekend with victory in the famous handicap.
Betting giants William Hill estimate that over half of punters betting on the Grand National base their selections on runnersâ€™ names and fear the popular christian name connection could lead to a multi million pound bookie bashing!
Records suggest that in excess of 500,000 people in the UK hold the first name â€˜Williamâ€™, while nearly 300,000 have the surname â€˜Williamsâ€™.
To make matters worse 7/1 favourite My Will is piloted by punters favourite Ruby Walsh and trained by the number one, Paul Nicholls.
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for Hills, said: â€˜â€™It could be carnage for the bookies if My Will prevails on Saturday. We estimate the industry could be rocked with a payout in excess of Â£100million. EVERYONE out there knows someone with the name â€˜Willâ€™, it could be our worst Grand National result for the last decade.â€™â€™
*In 1999 Bobbyjo cost the bookies bundles when backed into 10/1 before romping home in the Grand National.
John Smithâ€™s Grand National (William Hill Bet): 7-1 My Will, 10-1 Butlerâ€™s Cabin, Rambling Minster, 14-1 Hear The Echo, State Of Play, 16-1 Black Apalachi, 20-1 Big Fella Thanks, Comply Or Die, Parsons Legacy, 22-1 Darkness, Irish Invader, Kilbeggan Blade, Southern Vic, Lâ€™Ami, 33-1 Cornish Sett, Himalayan Trail, Maljimar, Snowy Morning, 40-1 Brooklyn Brownie, Cloudy Lane, Offshore Account, Dun Doire, Fleet Street, Nine De Sivola, 50-1 Battlecry, Cantâ€™ Buy Time, Monkerhostin, Nine de Sivola, Silver Birch, Youâ€™re Special, 66-1 Chelsea Harbour, Companero, Golden Flight, Idle Talk, Knowhere, Mon Mome, Patsy Hall, Preists Leap, 80-1 Flintoff, 100-1 Bar EW Â¼ 1-2-3-4 â€“ NON RUNNER NO BET