Sunday, April 10, 2005
FOREST GUNNER FIFTH COSTS TOTESPORT £1/2 MILLION
After the dust has settled following Saturday's Grand National totesport have calculated that the decision to bet each-way to five places has cost them over £500,000.
McCOY ODDS-ON FOR NATIONAL BLANK
Tony McCoy is long odds on not to ride a Grand National winner after his desperately unlucky exit from Saturday's race.
AINTREE TOTEPOOL TURNOVER
On-course totepool turnover at Aintree three days 2005 £4,445,655
On-course totepool turnover at Aintree three days 2004 £4,401,656
toteplacepot pools up 5.9% (+15.5% on Grand National day)
totequadpot pools up 57.7% (+117.2% on Grand National day)
totetrifecta pool up 48.1% for the Grand National
toteexacta 'outpaid' CSF 16-5 on the three-day meeting--resulting in a +69.5% surplus (+121.4% on the Grand National itself)
The Grand National totetrifecta was only won to 10p so there is a rollover of £62,435, plus any totetrifecta rollovers this week. It is likely to go to the Scottish National at Ayr on Saturday.
PIPE STILL ODDS ON FOR CHAMPIONSHIP AS NICHOLLS CLOSES THE GAP
Reigning champion Martin Pipe remains odds on at 4-11 (from 1-6) with Coral to retain his trainers' crown despite rival Paul Nicholls closing the gap to just 53,000 pounds following Royal Auclair's second place in the Grand National. Nicholls is 2-1 (from 7-2) to win his first title.
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