Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Bemoan "Million Pound Swing" – Odds Against For Simple Verse To Win Appeal

Ralph Beckett, Andrea Atzeni and connections of Simple Verse weren’t the only people bemoaning the reversal of the St Leger.

And it’s 6/4 with Hills for Simple Verse to win an appeal, 1/2 not to.

William Hill saw a million pound swing in the result, with Simple Verse looking a profitable return for Britain’s biggest bookmaker, only  for Bondi Beach to be awarded the race in the stewards’ room.

William Hill pay on the ‘Double Result’ so punters of both Simple Verse and Bondi Beach will be paid as winners (first past the post and revised winner).

“It’s a million pound ‘Double Payout’ for punters who can celebrate the result, even if Ralph Beckett can’t,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Simple Verse to Win St Leger On Appeal: 6/4 Yes, 1/2 No