Sawbuck earned a small slice of racing historical past when changing into the joint longest-priced winner ever in Irish or British horse racing as he scored at 300/1 at Punchestown.
Overwhelmed a mixed 185 lengths on his seven profession begins thus far, it was no shock to see him show unpopular within the betting markets and return on the ceiling value of 999/1 on the Betfair Change.
Nevertheless, the son of Zoffany travelled easily all through the race and as soon as he bested Poker Night time coming off the house flip nonetheless going properly, it grew to become obvious an enormous shock was on the playing cards.
No fluke about it? Watch as Sawbuck wins comfortably at a large value
The four-year-old gelding cruised into the lead after the second final, with jockey Charlie O’Dwyer, driving for his father Conor, sitting immobile on his mount.
Regardless of an untidy leap on the final, Sawbuck quickened once more properly on the run-in to win cosily and create a small piece of racing historical past within the course of.
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Charlie O’Dwyer tells @irishkor he’s “utterly shocked” to be the rider of the joint longest-priced winner ever in British and Irish horse racing after 300/1 likelihood Sawbuck wins at @punchestownrace pic.twitter.com/tBw5S02UJG
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) Might 24, 2022
Talking to Racing TV, O’Dwyer mentioned: “I’m utterly shocked by him (Sawbuck). He’s been in nice kind at residence but when he simply ran a pleasant race at the moment I’d be very proud of him. He’s tanked and travelled in all places and he’s achieved his greatest on the line.”
Whereas the victory was laborious to see approaching the formbook, there was some potential on pedigree with Sawbuck hailing from a powerful Ballymacoll Stud household, her dam New Morning having taken the Brigadier Gerard Stakes in 2005 and bred 4 earlier winners for Godolphin.
Previous to this win, Luke Comer’s He Is aware of No Concern held the report because the longest-priced winner in Eire, having additionally gained at 300-1 at Leopardstown in August 2020, however Sawbuck now shares that honour.
Earlier than that the biggest-priced winner in Eire was Killahara Fort at 200-1 in 2017 – the report value in the UK is Equinoctial who gained at 250-1 at Kelso in 1990.
Coral reported that one punter had positioned £2 each-way on the four-year-old, who had been overwhelmed by an combination of 98 lengths in two earlier efforts over hurdles.
“Not many punters appeared twice on the horse, however we tip our hat to the client who positioned £2 each-way on the winner. They clearly noticed one thing others had missed,” mentioned Coral’s John Hill.