01 February 2008

The Westminster Stakes - An Intriguing Update

The last time I posted the latest odds from Paddy Power (which I copy below) was on 5 November. I checked again during the Christmas break and the prices had not changed. After seeing the result of Damian Thompson's recent poll of readers of his blog, I went back to Paddy Power to see if the odds had changed and - hey presto! - the book on Westminster has disappeared.

It could be that the world has lost interest; it could be that Paddy Power has "lost" the webpage; or it could be that the book has been closed. I have no idea.

Rt Rev Vincent Nichols 2-1 (7-2)
Rt Rev Kevin McDonald 5-1 (7-2)
Rt Rev Alan Hopes 11-2
Fr Timothy Radcliffe 6-1 (10-1) (6-1)
Bishop William Kenney 15-2 (6-1)
Cardinal Pell 10-1
Fr Aidan Nichols 11-1 (5-1) (6-1)
Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald 12-1 (10-1) (12-1)
Rt Rev Patrick Kelly 12-1 (10-1) (12-1)
Rt Rev Arthur Roche 12-1 (10-1) (12-1)
Rt Rev Bernard Longley 12-1
Rt Rev Peter Smith 12-1
Rt Rev Michael Evans 16-1
Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue 16-1
Bishop George Stack 16-1
Fr Christopher Jamison 20-1
Bishop John Rawsthorne 20-1
Bishop John Patrick Crowley Non-runner (33-1)


Mac McLernon said...

The book was only running until December 31st...

However, they might be persuaded to start up a new one!

On the side of the angels said...

Why is Hopes so high ????
the guy terrifies me !!

John said...

I would have thought Fr. Timothy Radcliffe one of the worst choices possible.