A horse named Doubtful Affair has acquired an sudden flurry of bets on the bookies this weekend.
Racing punters couldn’t resist having a flutter on the Irish thoroughbred, which has proved to be a surprisingly fashionable selection throughout the nation.
Dozens took an opportunity on Doubtful Affair, who completed second at Royal Ascot final week, as a consequence of his robust type.
However bookmakers Coral and William Hill informed Metro.co.uk what number of had backed the animal after recognising the relevance of his ‘relatively apt’ title.
Doubtful Affair was despatched off second favorite for the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle this afternoon.
He was a ‘highly regarded choice’ within the greatest betting race of the day, stated Coral spokesman, David Stevens.
‘Whereas that was largely because of the horse having very robust type, I’m positive there have been a number of punters backing the horse due to his relatively apt title this week.’
William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams, informed Metro.co.uk: ‘It seems that our betting store prospects have a way of humour and couldn’t resist the coincidence.’
And horseracing followers on social media couldn’t assist however discover the coincidence.
One trade employee posted on Twitter: ‘Doubtful Affair is the preferred racing choice in our outlets in the present day.
‘Marvel why punters have latched on to that one?’
They added: ‘Guess it was an eyecatcher at Ascot – besides, wouldn’t have anticipated it to be essentially the most supported horse in the present day.’
Sadly for Doubtful Affair’s backers, the horse had a disappointing end, coming 11th out of 20 runners.
And it hasn’t been Mr Hancock’s fortunate day both.
A horse named Occasion Politics scooped victory on the Grand Nationwide in 1992, 5 days earlier than a Basic Election received by the Conservatives.
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