Changing Room Chat: Snake-bite for punters at 1-100

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THE perils of betting ‘in-running’ were cruelly exposed yesterday when a white-hot Tony McCoy favourite, racing in the colours of JP McManus managed to lose at the equivalent of 1-100.

When Snake Eyes, sent-off 1-5 favourite by the bookies, cruised into the lead at the last flight in the novice hurdle at Kempton, his odds plunged to the minimum odds of 1.01 on Betfair, with £28,450 traded at that price. However, to punters’ horror, 20-1 shot Minella Definitely got a second wind and scrambled back up to win by a neck.