With just four days to go until the Royal Wedding, Coral fear for a victory for a horse at Fontwell called Royal Wedding this Friday.
The nine-year-old, trained locally to the Sussex track by Nick Gifford, won at Fontwell in February, and is due to run in the 5.30pm race there on the day Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, making it the most aptly-named runner in action that day.
“Royal Wedding fever will grip the nation next week, and the horse of the same name is sure to be the most popular selection with punters across the UK on the big day itself,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“It’s not often a horse at Fontwell has the bookies running scared, but all eyes will be on the Sussex course at 5.30pm next Friday, and if Royal Wedding becomes the most appropriate winner of the year, the cheers will raise the roof there and in betting shops everywhere,” added Stevens.
“Who knows, maybe some of the Royal guests will even have a flutter, after all, a win might help towards those wedding costs!” said Stevens.
*Royal Wedding, owned by Don Trangmar and trained at Findon by Nick Gifford, is due to run in the 5.30pm race at Fontwell Park on April 29th.
There are a host of bets available about the big day itself, with Coral offering 5-4 that William and Kate have their first child next year, 1-9 that the good weather allows the open top carriage to be used, and 7-4 that the Queen wears a yellow hat.
**Year of first child’s birth
5-4 2012, 7-4 2013, 4-1 2014, 5-1 2015 or later, 50-1 2011
**Gender of first child
10-11 Boy, 10-11 Girl
**Colour of Kate’s dress
4-5 Ivory, 5-2 White, 3-1 Cream
**How will Kate wear her hair
10-11 Up, 10-11 Down
**Length of Kate’s train
11-8 Under 3 metres, 6-4 3 – 5.99m, 4-1 6 – 8.99m, 9-1 Over 9m
1-9 Open top, 5-1 Covered
**Colour of the Queen’s hat
7-4 Yellow, 4-1 Blue, 8-1 Pink, Purple, 9-1 Apricot, Cream, 12-1 Lilac, 14-1 Green, 16-1 Turquoise, 20-1 White
**Official BBC viewing figures
4-6 Less than 20 million, 11-4 20 – 24.99 million, 3-1 More than 25 million
6-5 Africa, 3-1 South America/Caribbean, 4-1 Europe, 6-1 North America, 7-1 Oceania, 20-1 Asia