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Sunday, April 3, 2005


FOREST GUNNER CUT FOR NATIONAL AS FORD FOLLOWERS BACK THEIR WOMAN


Coral has cut Forest Gunner to 11-1 (from 14-1) for Saturday's John Smith’s Grand National after Carrie Ford's mount was the subject of mass support over the weekend.


“Thanks to Ginger McCain's comments, Carrie Ford and Forest Gunner are guaranteed headline coverage this week, but unlike Ginger, plenty of punters think a lady rider can win the National and are backing this horse accordingly,” confirmed Coral's David Stevens.


“Forest Gunner could well go off favourite if the money continues to pour in, although AP McCoy, still seeking his first win in the Aintree marathon, could have other ideas on board Clan Royal,” added Stevens.


Across the Atlantic, High Fly's win in the Florida Derby saw his Kentucky Derby odds tumble to 6-1 (from 14-1), and Nick Zito's charge now heads Coral's betting for the Run for the Roses.


**John Smith's Grand National
9-1 Hedgehunter, Clan Royal, Amberleigh House, 11-1 (from 14-1) Forest Gunner, 14-1 Joly Bey, Take The Stand, 16-1 Kelami, Royal Auclair, Strong Resolve, 20-1 Lord Atterbury, Spot Thedifference, 25-1 Monty's Pass, Colonel Rayburn, First Gold, Frenchman's Creek, Granit D'Estruval, Heros Collonges, It Takes Time, Just In Debt, 33-1 Bar

**2,000 Guineas
3-1 Dubawi, 10-1 Etlaala, Grand Central, 12-1 Footstepsinthesand, Rob Roy, 14-1 Ad Valorem, Motivator, Oratorio, 20-1 Belenus, Dark Cheetah, Diktatorial, 25-1 Iceman, Montgomery's Arch, Tiger Dance, 33-1 Albert Hall, Cupid's Glory, Early March, Echo Of Light, Forward Move, Henrik, Kamakiri, Oude, Rebuttal, Showdance, Walk In The Park, Tarraman, 40-1 Bar

**1,000 Guineas
4-1 Divine Proportions, 8-1 Damson, 10-1 Playful Act, 12-1 Cape Columbine, Discuss, 14-1 Kitty O'Shea, Satin Kiss, Suez, 16-1 Shanghai Lily, Tomoohat, 20-1 Echelon, 25-1 Centifolia, Clear Impression, Last Rhapsody, Magical Romance, Maids Causeway, Teeba, Titian Time, Whazzat, 33-1 Cherokee, Dubai Escapade, Fen Shui, Joint Aspiration, Loyal Love, Mona Lisa, Penkenna Princess, Queen Of Poland, Shohrah, Silk And Scarlet, Stella Blue, Vista Bella, 40-1 Bar

**Vodafone Derby
6-1 Dubawi, 10-1 Motivator, 14-1 Gypsy King, 16-1 Grand Central, 20-1 Rob Roy, 25-1 Albert Hall, Belenus, Footstepsinthesand, Oude, Perfectperformance, 33-1 Echo Of Light, Avalon, Elliots World, Layman, Plea Bargain, Raydan, Walk In The Park, Windsor Knot, Yehudi, 40-1 Etijahaat, Hard Top

**Vodafone Oaks
8-1 Playful Act, 12-1 Intrigued, Kitty O Shea, 14-1 Ayam Zaman, 16-1 Dash To The Top, 25-1 Silk And Scarlet, Maids Causeway, Her Own Kind, Whazzat, 33-1 Damson, 40-1 Mona Lisa

**Kentucky Derby
6-1 (from 14-1) High Fly, 8-1 Consolidator, Rockport Harbour, Sun King, 10-1 Noble Causeway, 12-1 Greater Good, Sweet Catomine, High Limit, 14-1 Blues And Royals, 16-1 Bandani, 20-1 Flower Alley, Afleet Alex, Survivalist, 25-1 Bellamy Road, Don't Get Mad, Giacomo, Going Wild, Thor's Echo, 33-1 Southern Africa, B B Best


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