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Yellow fever hits hat punters

| 15.06.2011

THE QUEEN will wear a yellow hat to Ascot on Thursday according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies report an inspired gamble for the colour with punters piling on despite Her Majesty’s outfit at the wedding. Yellow is now the 2/1 favourite from blue at 4/1.

And those who think she might take things one step further can take the 20/1 that she dusts off the canary-yellow number from the Wedding to wear on thursday.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Hat punters have got yellow fever again. We got caught out at the wedding and after results on the first day we’re praying for pink or purple.”

Ladbrokes latest betting:

What colour hat will the Queen wear to Royal Ascot on Ladies day? (Thursday 16th )
Yellow – 2/1
Blue – 4/1
Peach – 5/1
Green – 6/1
White/Cream – 6/1
Pink – 8/1
Purple – 10/1
Red – 20/1
Orange – 20/1
Brown – 33/1
Grey – 33/1
Silver – 33/1
Gold – 66/1
Black – 100/1

The Queen to wear her hat from the Royal Wedding to Ascot – 20/1



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.