BROADSPEAR has added his name to an infamous list of racehorses.
On Tuesday, the three-year-old became one of the shortest-priced beaten favourites in British history – when turned over at an incredible 1-16.
The Roger Varian-trained gelding was expected to win the Lady Tracey Novice Stakes at Chepstow without breaking sweat.
He had finished placed in four of his first five starts and looked to have been found an open goal at the Welsh track as he chased his first career win.
But what looked a procession on paper turned into a disaster as he was beaten by the 11-2 second favourite Painless Potter.
The pair pulled nearly 10 lengths clear of the third, but Broadspear could not get past Shaun Lycett's gutsy four-year-old, who ran home strongly to win by a neck under Rhiain Ingram.
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It may have come as a massive shock to punters and bookies, as well at commentator Mark Johnston who called the result a 'boilover', but winning trainer Lycett fancied his horse going into the race.
He grinned: "I thought it looked a weak race. I know there was a long odds-on shot but I didn't fancy him at all, I'm not sure he knows how to win yet.
"He ran an absolute cracker, fair play to Rhiain she did exactly what we asked of her.
"He is a horse with plenty of ability, he has just had some physical issues which have held him back.
"We picked him up from Alan King where he'd been having one or two problems and he had been bleeding during his races.
Shortest-priced losers in British history
Royal Forest 1-25 (Ascot, 1948)
Saucebox 1-20 (Airdrie, 1855)
Caller Ou 1-20 (Liverpool 1864)
Kilwarin 1-20 (Derby, 1886)
The Sinner 1-20 (Manchester, 1887)
Jerry M 1-20 (Newbury, 1909)
Bayardo 1-20 (Goodwood, 1910)
Prince Palatine 1-20 (Newmarket, 1912)
Glendower 1-20 (Chepstow, 1947)
Triple Dip 1-20 (Lingfield, 2015)
Tree Of Liberty 1-20 (Ludlow, 2018)
"It's been tough getting him right but we dropped him back in trip to try and get his confidence back and see if he could finish his race off.
"This horse was fifth in the Coventry at Royal Ascot as a two-year-old so he is no mug.
"The team at home have done a great job. It means a lot to us, we have a beautiful yard and the horses are happy. This is one to savour."
After losing at an eye-watering price of 1-16, Broadspear became one of the most surprising losers ever in the UK.
Luckily for him he is not the shortest-priced loser.
There are 11 horses ahead of him in the list, headed by Royal Forest who was turned over at odds of 1-25 at Ascot back in 1948 – though he is still one of the shortest-priced losers in modern times.
The most high-profile defeat of a long odds-on shot came just last December when Willie Mullins's Kilcruit was beaten at odds of 1-14 at Cork.
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