Mogul Derby win would turn punter’s £10 bet into more than £9,000

A punter is one race away from turning a tenner into more than £9,000.

If Mogul wins Saturday's Epsom Derby, 34-year-old Joe Nathan will scoop the huge sum.

He is the final horse in the Norwich sport lover's £5 each-way treble, after the other two won at odds of 12/1.

Joe picked out Mogul's stablemate Love in the 1,000 Guineas on June 7, securing a top price well in advance of the race.

He then watched on in amazement as Golden Horde sprinted away from his rivals in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

If Mogul can triumph in tomorrow's main event, giving trainer Aidan O'Brien a record eighth success, Joe will collect £9,468.40 from bet365.

"I have always loved dabbling in ante-post betting and with no racing during lockdown, I started looking deep into the up and coming Flat action," he said.

"The vibes I was getting was that Love was heading to Newmarket and 12/1 was a crazy price. I thought to myself she’s a Moyglare winner and didn’t have much to find with the favourite Quadrilateral.

"Golden Horde was also a first strong fancy as he mixed it with the best as a two-year-old and dropping down to sprinting looked the key to him.

"I backed Mogul a while back as he’s impeccably bred and should improve with time.

"He flopped at Ascot last time but I wasn’t too disheartened.

"I think he blew up due to race fitness. He should take a massive step forward which he will need to, but in Aidan we trust."

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Mogul has been well-supported in the betting for the race at 4.55pm.

The market is headed by Frankie Dettori's mount English King and 2,000 Guineas hero Kameko.

Other key contenders include strong stayer Russian Emperor and Vatican City, both stablemates of Mogul as O'Brien runs six.

If he does oblige, Joe will be delighted and plans to celebrate now the lockdown restrictions have eased.

"If I'm lucky enough to win I'm going to spend some on socialising and new clothes, but I'll save the rest," he said.

"I'm excited ahead of tomorrow but will be very nervous by the time they get to the start.

"Mogul doesn't have the best draw in two, but what will be will be and I hope Ryan can get a good position early."

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