Punter wins thousands on 50/1 outsider after mystery text to WRONG NUMBER… and celebrates with Vodka and KFC

RANDOM text messages from unknown numbers generally lead to one place… the bin.

But one inquisitive punter in Australia scooped over £3,500 on a 50/1 rank outsider thanks to this mix up!

Cory Brady received a message on Saturday morning asking for a 'pre-race report' on Don'ttelltheboss.

It read: "Hi Corey is there a pre race report on Don'ttelltheboss today? Ken Spiller."

Most would be forgiven for deleting the message and carrying on with their day.

But Cory decided to investigate.

He rang the unknown number only to find it was the father of a customer he'd done a tiling job for several weeks ago, Ken Spiller.

Our lucky punter said: "I was bloody confused, but intrigued, because he had the right name.

"I called him up and he asked, 'are you Corey from Griffiths racing?'

"I told him no and he said 'sorry mate, wrong Corey, wrong number' and that was it."

Ken was actually trying to contact Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock's Racing Manager Corey Smith but texted the wrong Corey.

Corey wouldn't let it go and decided to Google 'Don'ttelltheboss' and found out that it was a horse running in the 5.30 at Flemington.

He said: "I enjoy a punt and thought 's***, if this isn't an omen bet, I don't know what is'".

So Corey placed $100 each-way on Don'ttelltheboss before heading to a party later that evening.

He added: "It was paying $51 (50/1) and I don't really do things by halves so I had $100 (£56) each-way on it and encouraged the boys to have something on.

"Half of them got on for various amounts, the other half were probably thinking 'who the hell is this Cory d***head?'."

The horse flew up the inside rail and held on to score by half-a-length for a famous victory, which brought the house down at Corey's party.

He text a picture of his winnings to his text hero Ken, who only had a small stake on because the yard didn't think Don'ttelltheboss would win.

And not content with tipping a 50/1 winner — Corey ordered in 'a couple of slabs of Billson's Vodka' and a few 'KFC family feasts' to celebrate.

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