I offered Ronnie 100/1 to reach ten world titles!

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It’s the question everyone is asking me the day after I presented Ronnie O’Sullivan with his record-equalling seventh Betfred World Snooker Championship – just what was it that got the champ giggling?

Well, I told him he could have 3/1 to come and do it again next year – and quick as a flash he said that was a bit mean, so I said he could have a special price of 4/1.

Later, at a celebratory party that went long into the night at the Crucible, I told Ronnie he could have 100/1 to make it 10 Championships!

And to be honest, I’m beginning to regret that now because the Rocket looks unbeatable in this supreme form.

He’s now level on titles with Stephen Hendry after seeing off a spirited Judd Trump in the final on Monday.

It was a tremendous spectacle in Sheffield, where snooker’s genius – even aged 46 – came out on top.

It was brilliant for Betfred to be associated with the snooker, bringing us worldwide exposure.

Remarkably, Ronnie was a 100/1 shot with us to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year ahead of the tournament, and now he’s as short as 7/2 to win it for the first time.

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He’s favourite ahead of boxing champ Tyson Fury at 8/1 – the same price as England skipper Harry Kane.

Kane’s price will no doubt shorten if the England team win the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

That could be the case for tennis ace Emma Raducanu – who is a 14/1 shot at present – depending on how she gets on at Wimbledon in a couple of months’ time.

Next up is Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling at 20/1, just ahead of sprinter Dina Asher-Smith at 25/1 – the same price as Fury’s heavyweight boxing rival Anthony Joshua, who will have the chance to win back his world titles later this year when he rematches Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

Even as a big Manchester United fan, I do hope City go through in tonight’s semi-final against Real Madrid – and of course win the Champions League.

They deserve the richest prize in club football – and of course I’m still confident they pip Liverpool to the Premier League title having already paid out to the tune of £750,000 before Christmas on the Blues being champs again.

Betfred have City at 11/10 favourites to build on their 4-3 first-leg triumph and win the game on Wednesday night in 90 minutes, with Real at 9/4.

A draw is available at 3/1, with Kevin De Bruyne 5/1 to score the first goal and silence the Bernabeu just like he did at the Etihad.                            

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Author: Lucille White