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150-1 Betting Coup On 13-8 Favourite Light Fantastic

Tuesday, 11th March 2008

Meanwhile the weekend victory by unbeaten 3YO gelding Light Fantastic (Danehill Dancer-Leica Or Not, by Kendor) in the Gr1 Cadbury Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in Melbourne was revealed by NSW TAB spokesman Glen Munsie as "the TAB's worst ever result on a race" reported The Daily Telegraph. Light Fantastic started at an official SP of 13-8 favourite, but columnist Ken Callander noted: "A well-informed punter cleaned-up big on Light Fantastic, hammering the TAB & corporate bookies throughout the country at odds of $151 & then $121 before the horse had his 1st start  at Kyneton on February 3." When friends rang Munsie late on Saturday afternoon, he was "jokingly answering his phone with the message: St Vincent's Hospital emergency ward". Munsie commented: "I rang TAB headquarters & told them to confiscate all belts & shoelaces from staff; this was almost suicide losses. The punter backed it with us for what he could get on straight-out & then coupled it in doubles. Obviously he knew what he was doing." Mark Morrissey (representing bookmaker Col Tidy) added: "It was a wipe-out! The punter took $121 straight-out & had it in doubles with the Blue Diamond winner Reann, the Newmarket winner Weekend Hussler & a few others." Leading Darwin corporate bookie Michael Sullivan "admitted his losses ran into 7-figures with all of the well-backed winners in Melbourne". Light Fantastic has skyrocketed from a maiden winner to a Gr1-victor in just 4 starts over 33 days.

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