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Bookies Cleaned Out By Ballydoyle Runner
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Royal Irish Hussar (Galileo-Adjalisa, by Darshaan) was the medium of a sensational betting plunge at Killarney on Wednesday that left bookmakers reeling, reports racingpost.com. The 3YO had finished an unflattering 8th on debut and consequently was available at odds as generous as 9-1 before punters launched into the Ballydoyle colt sending him off as the 5-4 SP favourite. With Joseph O'Brien in the saddle, Royal Irish Hussar never looked like meeting defeat romping home by a widening 11-lengths margin. Paul Binfield from Paddy Power summed up the sentiment of bookmakers when commenting, "We paid out over 100k on him. We went in at 6-1 about him, which wasn't the top price and was on the low side, but we soon realised that we really screwed up on the price."