PUNTERS couldn’t believe what they were seeing after a man ran onto the track and a 79-1 winner came from nowhere in this chaotic Chepstow race.
Sky Sports Racing cameras captured the moment a bloke gestured wildly at horses as they thundered past at the Welsh track.
He was never close enough to be in danger of being run over but the fact he made onto the course raises questions over security.
There was speculation online the man was Bernard Llewellyn, trainer of runner-up Zambezi Fix.
But he confirmed to Sun Racing that he wasn’t at the meeting staged on Monday.
Whoever it was would have watched in shock like everyone else as Midnight Ginger sprouted wings from the second-last.
The eight-year-old mare looked out of it as she hit 80(79-1) on the Betfair Exchange for trainer Andrew Martin.
But 7lb claimer James Martin didn’t give up in the saddle and saved the horse’s best till last as she flew home to nut Midnight Ginger late on.
It was a first win since May for Martin – and punters were full of praise for the jockey for never giving up.
Although same felt Zambezi Fix had the race in the bag and were left dumbfounded the horse found a way to lose.
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One punter said: “How has Zambezi Fix been beat at Chepstow? That’s absolutely mental.”
Another claimed the final few seconds were ‘insane’ – while one said they had to fish their winning betslip out of the bin after initially giving up on Midnight Ginger.
It was a dramatic day of racing all round at the venue of the Welsh Grand National.
‘Total mayhem’ broke out in another race when the clear leader unseated their rider at the last.
Poor Tim Vaughan was left ‘absolutely gutted’ after a 999-1 in-running rival again came from miles back to snatch victory.
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