Haunted by pounds 20 double
Tuesday 23 February 1999
The bookmaker has given each retail investor who subscribed for thelisting a pounds 20 voucher to bet a "Spring Double", on the Grand National and the Lincoln Handicap.
William Hill yesterday quoted the odds for the two favourites to win - the most likely event - at 152-1. A correct pounds 20 bet on the two horses - Double Thriller at the National and Right Wing at Lincoln - would net a shareholder over pounds 3,000.
Such a win is "nearly impossible", say experts, but given the potential payout William Hill would lay off some of the risk.
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