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Dunstable punter's £1m Ascot bet falls on final furlong

Jockey Ryan Moore on Caravaggio (L) wins the Commonwealth Cup ahead of second placed, Adam Kirby on Harry Angel (C) and third placed, William Buick on Blue Point (R) on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet Image copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption Jockey Ryan Moore on Caravaggio (L) wins the Commonwealth Cup

A horse racing fan who placed a seven-race accumulator bet on Royal Ascot has lost out on a £1m payout after his final prediction proved wrong.

The £40 bet was placed earlier this week at Ladbrokes in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

The first six predictions all came in, leaving a £1m payout resting on an 8-1 shot in the Commonwealth Cup.

But the punter's final horse - Bound for Nowhere - came fourth behind winner and race favourite Caravaggio.

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Image caption The £40 accumulator could have won the punter £1m

Before the race, the punter had already beaten these odds:

Nicola McGeady, from Ladbrokes, said the punter had made "incredible predictions" during the week.

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