Edinson Kevani scores for Man Utd fans by landing place money at huge 28-1 odds on debut at Southwell
MANCHESTER UNITED fans scored with Edinson Kevani – after the horse landed place money at huge 28-1 odds on his debut at Southwell.
The two-year-old was impressive and went down by just over a length to 11-1 winner General Panic.
The horse, named after striker Edinson Cavani, was bought for £32,000 – and it looks like the two share the same quality on the pitch and on the racetrack.
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Kevani, a gelding, made his debut at Southwell in the 1.36.
Jockey Nathan Evans got the ride on the Wendy Burdett-owned horse, who is trained by Phillip Makin.
The horse – who joins a long list of runners named after footballers – drifted as high as 30-1 but Makin backed up his good record with two-year-olds at the course, proving it was wise to go with an each way bet on the runner.
Makalu was 11-10 favourite in the 5f contest over the fibresand, but he flopped, with Robbie Roger coming third at 6-5.
Given only two horses in the seven-horse race had competed before there was always the potential for an upset.
Edinson Cavani has been operating at a decent strike rate this season with seven goals in all competitions.
However, he has not scored in his past four games after netting in consecutive matches against Southampton and Everton at the start of February.
But it looks like the 34-year-old could be out the door at the end of the season.
His contract is drawing to an end – but United bosses have reportedly met with his people to convince him to stay.
Cavani is believed to be unsettled in England and has been linked with a move to Argentina side Boca Juniors.
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