ONE lucky punter turned a modest 50p each-way bet into a colossal £40,000 at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.
And it's even more amazing considering the William Hill bettor only selected ONE winner in their £1 seven-fold accumulator!
If all of the selections had won, it would have returned a seismic £694,264,012, but the place odds were 81,859.62/1.
The day started off brightly enough with Impaire Et Passe winning the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at a solid 5/2.
But then the magic happens.
Willie Mullins' Bronn ran a heroic race in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase to finish third at a massive 50/1.
Captain Conby only managed to finish sixth in the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle at 2.50pm, but thanks to William Hill's Extra Places offering — that was considered a winner.
Rachael Blackmore then steered Captain Guinness to a second-placed finish to Energumene in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at 12/1.
That's four down, three to go…
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William Hill odds
- Impaire Et Passe – 5/2 (WON)
- Bronn – 50/1 (PLACED)
- Captain Conby – 15/2 (PLACED)
- Captain Guinness – 16/1 (PLACED)
- Lieutenant Rocco – 100/1 (PLACED)
- Dinoblue – 11/2 (PLACED)
- Captain Teague – 40/1 (PLACED)
50p E/W seven-fold accumulator = £1 total stake
Our lucky punter then relied on William Hill’s Extra Places once again when 100/1 shot Lieutenant Rocco finished fourth in the Cross Country Chase.
Dinoblue comfortably secured second in the penultimate race before Captain Teague, at a bumper 40/1, came third to Fact To File and A Dream To Share in the final race of the day.
William Hill spokesperson, Lee Phelps, said: "You’ve got to take your hat off to one of our customers who scooped over £40k at the Cheltenham Festival yesterday thanks in no small part to our extra places offers.
"The punter’s selections included Bronn at 50/1, Lieutenant Rocco at 100/1 and Captain Teague at 33/1, who all placed, and they were left celebrating a win of £40,929.31.
"We'll be keeping an eye whatever they’re backing for the rest of the Festival!”
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