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One of the biggest shocks of the year sees punters bag a small fortune from tiny stakes on crazy night of winners

ONE of the biggest shocks of the racing year saw some lucky punters land a massive payout from their tiny stakes on a night of crazy winners.

Madame Tantzy could be backed at as much as 200-1 before somehow winning at Kempton on Wednesday.

One punter was celebrating a £600 profit after staking just £5 on the horse at crazy odds of 200-1

The Eve Johnson Houghton-trained runner was the lowest rated horse in the Listed contest over a mile.

And apprentice jockey Georgia Dobie was not allowed to use her 3lb claim.

But it mattered none as the five-year-old mare showed an electrifying late burst of speed to land the £31,000 prize from 13-2 shot Misty Grey.

Even Johnson Houghton admitted she thought the horse had little chance of winning.

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But social media was awash with punters who somehow had found the horse, who officially won at odds of 80-1.

One bettor who got on early stuck £2.50 each-way on her after she drifted out to a colossal 200-1 and that returned a whopping £605.

Another punter had a slightly more conservative £1 each-way at the same odds, returning a tasty £242 in all.

Even those who missed the highest price on offer were celebrating eye-catching winners.

One staked £2 each-way at 80-1 for a £196 return while another who stumped up a measly 63p each-way still got £95.76 back.

Amazingly, Caspian Queen finished third at 40-1 meaning the trifecta paid £4634 to a £1 stake.

A shocked Johnson Houghton told the Racing Post: “That was huge. We wanted to get some black type given the pedigree, so this was massive.

“She’s improved all year but I think putting the blinkers on has really helped.

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“I thought we might get a place, I didn’t see us winning like that. She’s really done it well. I’m so happy with her.”

All in all it was a mad night of winners at Kempton on the Flat.

Dancing Reel struck in the 4.45 at nice odds of 16-1.

While it looked like Green Power would be the biggest outsider when winning the 6.45 at 50-1 before Madame Tantzy’s freak victory.

If you had stuck a quid on the treble you would be £70,226 better off now.


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