"Taniyar'', trained by Reg Hollinshead, 72, was a well-backed 5-2 second favourite but, racing over a trip five furlongs further than thought suitable, finished seventh, beaten over 40 lengths. "I can only apologise to the people who have had a few quid on,'' Hollinshead said. ''It has never happened to me before."
One punter, Philip Marshall from Sutton-in-Ashfield, had more than a few quid on. He placed pounds 700 on the horse he thought was Taniyar. "This is an absolute disgrace. He'd have been 33-1 if we'd known it was Loch Style," Marshall said.
Most bookmakers are treating "Taniyar" as a non-runner. The Southwell stewards have referred the matter to the Jockey Club.Reuse content