Sport 66-1 shot Auroras Encore, left, won the race last year

The number will have to be whittled down before the race in April

Royal baby name odds: Alexandra, Charlotte and Diana are the favourites with bookmakers

While Alexandra, Victoria and James top the list of likely Royal baby names – Ladbrokes are also offering odds on Tulisa at 500/1, Chardonnay at 250/1 and Barack at 200/1.

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After what feels like a lifetime of nail-biting anticipation – is it a he or isn’t it a he? Gemini or Cancer? Bugaboo or Maclaren? – the nation could soon let out a collective sigh of relief with reports suggesting that the royal baby might be here sooner than expected, with a recent helicopter dash back to Buckinghamshire from North Wales fuelling rumours that the real due date is actually earlier than speculators had imagined.

Newham, one of the UK's most deprived areas, has 82 bookmakers

Newham Council loses fight to stop spread of betting shops as court upholds appeal by Paddy Power

A council has accused the Gambling Commission of "refusing to act as a regulator" and called for Government action as it loses its battle to curb the spread of betting shops in poorer areas.

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Newham, east London - which has six bookies' per square mile - is taking Paddy Power to court

High-stakes Britain: PaddyPower in court over spread of fixed odds gaming machines

Newham, east London - which has six bookies' per square mile - takes firm to court

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High street bookmakers to repay stakes placed on horses involved in Godolphin doping scandal

High street bookmakers are to repay stakes placed on horses caught up in one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history.

Cue Card’s trainer, Colin Tizzard

Tizzard takes gallops cue to square up to Sprinter

The gauntlet that was left lying on the ground at Cheltenham is to be picked up at Aintree.

Hurricane Fly, with Ruby Walsh up, jumps the last flight on his way to victory in the Champion Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Mullins and Hurricane Fly bring warmth to Irish hearts

So long as they have Willie Mullins, they need never weaken. The track set aside for later in the week was hidden under funereal frost sheets, and the air howled with the final, bitter imprecations of winter. But the punters – above all, the Irish – left here last night aglow with the vindication of their faith. However slow the buds of springtime, they know exactly where to find the most reliable bloom in all Nature: a stable in Co Carlow.

First Avenue was a first winner of the season for both his trainer, Laura Mongan, and jockey, Nathan Adams

Avenue leads to relative riches

With jump racing's richest week looming and the most powerful stables in Britain and Ireland poised to do battle for more than £6 million in purses, there was a timely reminder yesterday that success is relative.

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JLT chief hails City's success

Investment View: Bigger onshore betting houses look better bets

If you’ve doubled your money on William Hill I wouldn’t blame you for taking some profits

Matthew Norman on Monday: Is Eastleigh ready for the fastest politician in the West?

Plus: What will Boris Johnson choose on Desert Island Discs and does Chris Grayling need a cup of tea and a nice sit-down?

Overturn spared overdrive in Doncaster victory cruise

Overturn showed plenty of the enthusiasm that has made him so cherished by the racing public when winning his second novice chase at Doncaster today – but connections expect better still when circumstances allow. Always likely to dominate the three rivals who pursued him at steadily increasing intervals, Overturn was not asked for anything too bold until some of the closing fences.

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