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Grand National – Cloudy Lane Already Multi-million Pound Loser!

After yesterday’s unveiling of the Grand National weights, William Hill have seen significant support for the Donald McCain-trained Cloudy Lane.

The 8-year-old is now 14/1 second-favourite with Hills after punters proved unrelenting in their support for last year’s Kim Muir winner, taking 25/1, 20/1, and 16/1 in a just a few short hours.

Hills have also been seen the usual support for a Mullins-trained runner, although this time it is Willie’s brother Tom Mullins who is responsible. Chelsea Harbour has halved in price to 25/1 from 50/1, and will bid to make it first time lucky for the Goresbridge-based trainer.

Kate Miller, Spokeswoman for Hills, said: ‘’It is not unusual to see a gamble emerge at this early stage, and with the weights being announced we expected plenty of action, but the strength behind the Cloudy Lane gamble has surprised us all.

Up until this morning Bewleys Berry was the biggest loser in our book, but Cloudy Lane has now surpassed that by some distance, we’re already up for a fortune for Donald’s runner, and would estimate that he’d already be around a £2.5million loser already throughout the industry.’’

John Smith’s Grand National: 12-1 Snowy Morning, Mr Pointment, 14-1 Bewleys Berry, Butlers Cabin, Cloudy Lane, 16-1 Simon, , 20-1 Slim Pickings, 25-1 Royal County Star, Point Barrow, Character Building, McKelvey, Knowhere, Ungaro, 33-1 Joe Lively, Joes Edge, Hedgehunter, Irish Raptor, Philson Run, Vodka Bleu, King Johns Castle, Forget the Past, Dun Doire, Nine De Sivola, Newbay Prop, Madison Du Berlais, 40-1 Longshanks, Comply or Die, Beef or Salmon, Knight Legend, Homer Wells, Hear the Echo, Dunbrody Millar, Dream Alliance, D’argent, Cool Running, Bob Bob Bobbin, Patsy Hall, Parsons Legacy, Over the Creek, Ossmoses, Opera Mundi, Noir Et Vert, Monkerhostin, Turko, Wonderkid, Turpin Green, Sir Rembrandt. 50-1 bar (EW 1/4 1,2,3,4)

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