Lights of Broadway wins at 999/1 on betfair

Lights of Broadway was the big-price winner of the 1.40 at Taunton, with a starting price of 200/1 and a betfair match at 999/1

There were some racing punters that got their week off to a flyer on Monday when Lights of Broadway won the 1.40 at Taunton against all the odds.

The Irish raider was sent off at odds of 200/1, while some betfair customers were able to back it at 999/1 for small amounts before the horse claimed victory by ¾ of a length.

While some customers were celebrating a big-price win, the bookmakers will have done well out of a race that saw 50/1 chance Wishes And Stars finish second, while Fortuna Rose was 3rd at odds of 33/1.

The Tote Win paid out £190, while a straight forecast paid out at £3500, something that was unlikely to be claimed by a single punter.

Pyleigh Lass was the well-backed favourite at 15/8, although it was the three so-called rags in the field that were the first three home.

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