Heavy favourite Vautour was a shock faller at Aintree today but still rose from the canvas to produce one of his finest ever performances.
Finishing the race ten lengths ahead of the official winner without a jockey on his back. In addition to being a blow to the jockeying profession, it showed what a true champion he is.
— Bruce Betting (@brucebetting) April 8, 2016
Paddy Brennan picks up another Grade 1 on GOD'S OWN after hot favourite VAUTOUR fell in the middle of the race https://t.co/geipldb624
— Channel 4 Racing (@Channel4Racing) April 8, 2016
While marvelling at the horse's resilience, social media is awash with speculation that one unfortunate individual had £80,000 on the horse. The majority of twitter users, sensitive as ever, have spent the past hour congratulating themselves on not being that man.
Vautour cost one punter £80K, yes EIGHTY THOUSAND POUNDS... pic.twitter.com/6hNUiL5ezC
— Winners Enclosure (@TWEnclosure) April 8, 2016
Vautour's fall cost one punter £80K.... pic.twitter.com/MsG5VDBpCJ
— 888sport (@888sport) April 8, 2016
Who had Vautour ??????
One punter had £80,000 on him
— Football Accumulator (@footballacca) April 8, 2016
Someone has put £80,000 on Vautour to win £20,000! ?
— bettingpro (@bettingpro) April 8, 2016
If you're having a bad day, just remember it could be worse, you could be the person that just lost £80,000 at Aintree because Vautour fell
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) April 8, 2016
When you think your having a bad day, some punter just lost £80,000 on Vautour #Aintree ???????
— Luke Jones (@luke_jones1989) April 8, 2016
Just saying how well Vautour was jumping!! One Punter loses £80,000! Bookies are laughing!!!
— Charlie Lawson (@charlie_lawson1) April 8, 2016