The Boat Race Preview - The Gambling Times

The Boat Race Preview

Cambridge are firm favourites to recapture the Boat Race crown in 2018.

The Dark Blues of Oxford took victory on the Thames last year, but the Light Blues – who lead the overall standings 82 to 80, are being backed to win again.

Both teams have been confirmed, as an anticipated 250,00 will watch the two eight-man crews take to the water in the capital.

Oxford men’s crew

  • Bow: Claas Mertens
  • 2: Vassilis Ragoussis
  • 3: Will Cahill
  • 4: Anders Weiss
  • 5: Will Geffen
  • 6: Benedict Aldous
  • 7: Iain Mandale
  • Stroke: Felix Drinkall
  • Cox: Zachary Thomas Johnson

Cambridge men’s crew

  • Bow: Charles Fisher
  • 2: Patrick Elwood
  • 3: James Letten
  • 4: Dara Alizadeh
  • 5: Spencer Furey
  • 6: Finn Meeks
  • 7: Rob Hurn
  • Stroke: Freddie Davidson
  • Cox: Hugo Ramambason

Ladbrokes make Cambridge firm favourites, and they have revealed that they have already taken a bet of £1,000 on Cambridge to triumph.

Cambridge are priced at 4/11 with Oxford as long as 2/1.

The bookies are also going 16/1 about either crew sinking, while 16/1 says a new record is set on the Thames.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “One punter in particular is seemingly confident in Cambridge, who’ll head into the race as clear favourites ahead of their bitter rivals.”


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