The traditional pre-racing gamble on the colour of the Queen’s Hat is turning a bit blue following a string of bets on the market.
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William Hill took a pounding in the 3:40 at Royal Ascot after Lady Aurelia won the race.
Queen To Miss Royal Procession For First Time In Over Sixty Years – Green Hat Was Best Ever Result For Bookies
William Hill are offering odds of just 2/1 that the Queen will miss the Royal Procession on Wednesday for the first time since her Coronation in 1953.
With Frankie out, William Hill believe that punters will become even more Ryan Moore centric in what could be a very expensive injury for the bookmakers.
Day one of Royal Ascot is a real danger day for the bookmakers with a number of very well backed favourites hoping to get punters off to a great start to the week.
William Hill are predicting that a massive £35 million will be staked on Royal Ascot with them alone, which would suggest that the industry is likely to turn over in the region of £175 million - possibly £200 million should a number of the fancied horses deliver for punters.
Despite managing not to miss a single day of Royal Ascot since her coronation, William Hill believe that there is a real danger that Her Majesty might miss the Royal Procession on Wednesday as a result of opening parliament.
William Hill have trimmed the price of both Ribchester (8/11 from 4/5) to win the Queen Anne Stakes & Churchill (4/7 from 4/6) to win the St James Palace Stakes.
Unowhatimeanharry is 11-10 favourite with William Hill for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle this weekend. The current 4-1 joint-favourite for the World Hurdle, Harry Fry’s hurdler is fancied to win the Ascot race to make it seven wins on the trot...
AP McCoy talks about meeting The Queen, playing golf with Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting and betting on Arsenal to win the Premier League.