Horse Racing By Rupert Adams

Bookies Dodge Massive Payout £5,500,000 – After Oh This Is Us & Borough Boy Fail

A William Hill customer from Wolverhampton has missed out on a massive payout after the final horse in his bet failed to win. His first winner was at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, when Wetfait won at 16/1, it was then followed by five further winners, Hakam (10/1), Big Country (4/1), Jacob Cats (11/2), Samphire Coast (7/1) and Captain Lars at 20/1. At this stage the William Hill customer had won an astonishing £61,815.26 – Which would have been multiplied to £650,000 if the final horse Borough Boy had won the final race at (8:35) Chelmsford. Sadly the horse was unplaced.


This was the second bullet that the bookies dodged on Saturday - if Ryan Moore had won the Lincoln, William Hill alone would have lost £5 million pounds in what would have been the worst individual result of any race this year (the horse lost in a photo finish).


“It was an extraordinary Saturday when the bookies very nearly took an absolute thrashing,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “In the end we walked away largely unscathed but clearly battered and bruised.”


Ryan Moore Specials:


10/1 Ryan Moore To Win The UK Flat Jockey Championship


How Many Of The Classics Will Ryan Moore Win?: 4/1 None, 13/8 One, 6/4 Two, 13/2 three, 20/1 Four, 200/1 All Five


William Hill Latest Grand National Betting: 10/1 Vieux Lion Rouge, 11/1 Definitely Red, 14/1 Blaklion, 14/1 Cause OF Causes, 14/1 One For Arthur, 14/1 The Last Samuri, 16/1 Ucello Conti, 16/1 Pleasant Company 20/1 More Of That, 20/1 Saphir Du Rheu, 20/1 The Young Master, 20/1 Vicente, 25/1 Foxrock, 33/1 Carlingford Lough, 33/1 Highland Lodge, 33/1 Rogue Angel, 33/1 Tenor Nivernais, 33/1 Thunder And Roses, 40/1 Alvarado, 40/1 Double Shuffle, 40/1 Polidam, 40/1 Raz De Maree, 40/1 The Crafty Butcher, 50/1 Houblon Des Obeaux, 50/1 Just A Par, 50/1 Le Mercurey, 50/1 Lord Windermere, 50/1 Maggio, 50/1 Pendra, 50/1 Perfect Candidate, 50/1 Potters Cross, 50/1 Roi Des Francs, 50/1 Royale Knight, 50/1 Saint Are, 50/1 Sizing Coal, 50/1 Vyta Du Doc, 50/1 Ziga Boy, 66/1 Bar