Oxford backed to make light work of heavy Cambridge
Despite the prohibitive odds of 2/5, Oxford are far and away the best backed crew ahead of this weekend's boat race.
William Hill could be facing a major payout should the Dark Blues bag a victory. Cambridge, despite having the much heavier crew, are offered at 7/4 to win the race."Traditionally the heavier crews have had the upper hand pre race, but this year, the predicted lack of wind on Saturday means that the lighter, more technical Oxford crew should be at an advantage," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Hills think that the winning margin will be a big one, offering 10/11 that the crew crossing the line first will be more than three lengths ahead of their opposition.
Winner: 2/5 Oxford; 7/4 Cambridge; 66/1 Draw
Specials: 10/1 Record time to be broken; 25/1 Either crew to sink
Winning distance: 10/11 over three lengths; 9/4 two to three lengths; 5/2 under two lengths