2019's Worst Beat - Wayward leader breaks punter hearts at Horsham
It may have flown under the radar for the majority of punters but Horsham provided the sickest beat of 2019 on Tuesday night.
Horsham has provided punters with the worst beat of 2019
Most punters have their 'sickest beat' stories ready to go at a moment's notice but few can compete with the sheer devastation backers of Lilly An' Page felt on Tuesday night at Horsham.
Jumping from box eight, the four-year-old black bitch was looking to break the maiden at the fourth time of asking. She started as the third favourite behind Lektra Flirt and Faster Bolt, who were well supported in the market.
Jumping away fairly from the outside box, Lilly An' Page was able to grab the rail when the field bunched at the head of affairs, which left her sitting four lengths behind leader Lektra Flirt and closing rapidly.
The pink rug eventually leveled up with the favourite as they entered the straight and sailed right past her, setting up what should have been a comfortable win.
That was until Lilly An' Page got distracted by something to her left and came to a standstill with less than 100m to go. The momentary lack in concentration allowed the field to descend on her, with $10 outsider Iceni Crusader pouncing late to record the win.
The eight dog eventually got going again when the field passed her but the damage was done and anyone that backed her could be forgiven for putting a line through her for any future investments.
The footage can be found below but a warning to anyone that invested on Lilly An' Page, you may find the content disturbing.
WATCH BELOW: Lilly An' Page throws away the race after streaking clear