HORSE RACING: Coral sponsors today’s Welsh National facing potentially its biggest ever payout on the race should The Tother One lift the prize.
Coral sponsors today’s Welsh National for the thirty seventh year but is facing potentially its biggest ever payout on the race should the Paul Nicholls trained The Tother One lift the prize.
Paul Nicholls has been the scourge of the bookies all season but a victory for The Tother One hot on the heels of his King George success with Kauto Star would spark the biggest big-race Christmas payout ever, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.
Punters are now backing Paul Nicholls blind in the big races and we laid one five grand double on Kauto Star (8/13) and The Tother One (6/1) yesterday and there will be thousands of similar smaller doubles across our shop estate, added Clare.
Coral today cut The Tother One to 5-1 from 6-1 this morning following the overnight declarations that saw 20 runners stand their ground.
Today’s Welsh National promises to be one of the best ever featuring the reigning Grand National winner, Mon Mome, as well as two previous winners of the Welsh National, Miko de Beauchene and Halcon Genelardais, and two previous Coral Scottish National winners, Iris De Balme and Hello Bud.
We are absolutely thrilled with both the quantity and quality of the runners in our race and on paper it looks like one of the best renewals of the Welsh National in recent memory, concluded Clare.