... but the gap is closing!
With just a day to go until the leadership of the UUP is decided, Basil McCrea is closing in on Tom Elliott, according to our old mate Paddy Power anyway.
At one stage of the contest, Elliott went as short as 1/5 to win, whereas Mc Crea was the rankest of outsiders in a two horse race at 3/1.
The odds have considerably narrowed over the campaign and as of this morning-
Tom Elliott: 4/11
Basil McCrea: 15/8
If you fancy a flutter, you need to get your skates on as the book closes tonight at 10.
You should bear in mind, however, that, *ahem*, bets will be "void should the party disband or merge with another party" in the meantime!