Grand National..William Hill Worried By My Will!
Grand National favourite ‘My Will’ could wipe out Britain’s bookies this weekend with victory in the famous handicap, as punters across the land began backing the runner ahead of Saturdays big race. William Hill estimate that over half of punters betting on the Grand National base their selections on runners names and fear the popular Christian name 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 William, while nearly 300,000 have the surname Williams. To make matters worse 7/1 favourite My Will is piloted by punters favourite Ruby Walsh, trained by the number one, Paul Nicholls and has Royal connections.
‘We think that My Will will be the best backed Grand Nation horse of the Millennium. Everyone knows someone with the name Will, add to that Will’s tend to bet with William Hill! The Industry could be looking at a Â£100 Million payout,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams
*William Hill’s worst ‘name’ loss was in 1999 Bobbyjo cost the bookies bundles when backed into 10/1 before romping home in the Grand National.
John Smiths Grand National (William Hill Bet): 7-1 My Will, 10-1 Butlers Cabin, Rambling Minster, 14-1 Hear The Echo, Parsons Legacy, State Of Play, 16-1 Black Apalachi, 20-1 Comply Or Die, 22-1 Big Fella Thanks, Darkness, Kilbeggan Blade, LAmi, 25-1 Irish Invader, Southern Vic, 33-1 Brooklyn Brownie, Cornish Sett, Himalayan Trail, Offshore Account, Snowy Morning, 40-1 Cloudy Lane, 50-1 Battlecry, Cant Buy Time, Silver Birch, 66-1 Chelsea Harbour, Golden Flight, Idle Talk, Knowhere, Mon Mome, Preists Leap, 100-1 Eurotrek, Fleet Street, Musica Bella, Ollie Magern, Reveillez, Stan, Zabenz, 150-1 Fundamentalist, Kelami, 200-1 Arteea, 500-1 Cerium, (reserves 33-1 Maljimar, 66-1 Companero, 66-1 Patsy Hall, 100-1 Iron Man) EW 1-2-3-4
Bookies In Fear Of AIR FORCE ONE GAMBLE! Will Barack Bet!
WITH BARACK OBAMA arriving in England on board the Presidential plane, Air Force One, bookmakers William Hill are bracing themselves for a massive gamble on a horse of that name winning the biggest race of the day at the Grand National meeting in Liverpool. Hills have already been forced to cut the odds about Air Force One winning from 25/1 to 16/1 after punters noticed the huge coincidence of the horse running at the same time as Obama is in the country. Hills are 100/1 that Obama pops into William Hill for a bet on the horse!
“Despite a vast amount of available information and millions of ‘professional tipsters’ we still find over half of our punters have a bet on word association and you can be sure that Air Force One will attract a huge following for the Bowl at Aintree,” said Hill’s spokesman Kate Miller. ‘Add to that President Obama has a ‘Midas’ touch and punters will be hoping that some of his luck rubs off on them.”
Grand National ‘WILL’ To Cost Bookies Â£100 MILLION POUND PAYOUT?
Grand National favourite My Will could wipe out Britain’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 runners’ 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 ‘William’, with nearly 300,000 have the surname ‘Williams’.
To make matters worse My Will is piloted by punters favourite Ruby Walsh and trained by the number one, Paul Nicholls.
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for Hills, said: ”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 ‘Will’, it could be our worst Grand National result in the last decade.”
*In 1999 Bobbyjo cost the bookies bundles when backed into 10/1 before romping home in the Grand National.