Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters 2 - Bookies Nil

The first day of Royal Ascot was a small loser for William Hill, but it was far worse on Day 2, with a host of fancied horses winning.

“It’s Punters 2 – Bookies nil,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “We took a few punches on the first day but remained standing, but now we’ve been knocked down to the canvas. We’ve beaten the count, but it will take some good results to peg back the difference.”