Racing chiefs urged to investigate ‘monster gamble’ as 16-1 horse Bushypark wins after being backed into 7-4 favourite Sam Morgan, The Sun · November 19, 2020 at 7:05 pm RACING chiefs are being urged to investigate a ‘monster gamble’ on a 16-1 horse that won after being backed into drastically shorter odds of 7-4. Bushypark, who eventually started as favourite, trounced the field by 11 lengths in the 3.40 at Hexham on Wednesday. The horse had previously never finished better than fifth and had lost by a combined total of almost 200 lengths in four races. But money poured in for the Phil Kirby-trained and owned horse and its price plummeted before the off. Now the Horseracing Bettors Forum have called for a look into what happened. The Guardian report that the voluntary body has urged the British Horseracing Authority to investigate the background to the gamble. At his odds before the off, punters would have won £16 from just £1 had Bushypark triumphed.