Thunder hits punters for (scoop)6
There was an unbelievable conclusion to this Saturday's totescoop6 as 40/1 outsider Night Of Thunder eliminated the one remaining ticket in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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The final ticket-holder had plumped for Noozhoh Canarias in the decider and had a great run for their money as the Spanish raider led going into the final furlong on the far rail.
The shock result sets up the mouth-watering prospect of a £7.5m Scoop6 next Saturday, the likes of which has never been seen in the bet's history.
An incredible £3,427,714 was ploughed into Saturday's pools by punters across the country, which leaves a total of £3,296,563 in the win fund and £2,291,377 in the bonus.
totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "It was a rollercoaster afternoon and you have to feel for the final ticket-holder, who was within touching distance of a life-changing win.
"Night Of Thunder was almost impossible to fancy and his victory has set up a potential £7.5m Scoop6 next week.
"Turnover has been staggeringly good of late and we'll keep riding the wave into next weekend."
There were 750 winners of the place dividend which returned £914.