Betfair layers chanced their luck when Wings Of Gold's stall failed to open in the 1:40 Newbury.
Priced 7/2 with bookmakers, layers, perhaps, presumed they could make some easy money when Saeed bin Suroor's son of Raven's Pass went nowhere as the field raced on. A technical fault saw the chestnut colt taking no part. Meanwhile, plenty of exchange players went crazy with one layer giving £156 at 99/1. However, any thought of making a quick buck turned to horror as the flagman brought the field to a halt with regard to a faulty start. As no horse crossed the finishing line, jockeys returned their mounts to the stalls ready for the race to begin in earnest.
Betfair markets remained opened with original bets still live.
Wings Of Gold started 7/2 leaving numerous layers with huge liabilities while a few lucky punters had high hopes of coining it in with a 99/1 shot that should have been nearer favourite than the rag.
Layers lived to fight another day when Wings Of Gold finished 8th, behind impressive winner Mildenberger, trained by Mark Johnston.
Be careful when laying horses in-running just because their stall doesn't open.