Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race: Competitive Race For Record Time?
Cambridge are odds on to win their first Varsity Boat Race since 2012. William Hill make the Light Blues 8/13 to win the race with Oxford 5/4 and the dead heat 100/1.
William Hill are also betting on the distance of victory and with both crews competitive this year it is relatively close in the betting, although it is Even money to see the winning crew do so by a distance of 3 lengths or more. It is 10/1 that we see a record time on Sunday.
“The forecast is expected to be fine if not spectacular this weekend and a competitive race for the first time in a couple of years could spur the winning crew onto a record time,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
In the women’s race, Oxford look set to continue their recent dominance at 4/11, Cambridge are offered at 11/5 to win.
Men’s boat race winner: 8/13 Cambridge; 5/4 Oxford; 100/1 dead heat
Women’s boat race winner: 4/11 Oxford; 11/5 Cambridge; 100/1 dead heat
Winning distance (men): 1/1 over 3 lengths; 9/4 2-3 lengths incl.; 9/4 under 2 lengths
Race specials (men):
Record time to be broken: 10/1
Either boat to sink: 20/1
Either boat to be disqualified: 20/1
Both boats to sink: 100/1