Ahead of the greatest show on turf at Cheltenham next week we’ve decided to have a little trip down memory lane for our lovely punters.
Picture this. You’ve £18.40 left in your online account and Cheltenham’s wonderful racing is about to kick off – what do you do?
Well last year one punter from Dagenham decided to take us to the bloody cleaners for over £155,000, that’s what!
While Day Two of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival may have belonged to the bookies, one Paddy Power online customer struck a hammer blow for the punters when he spun his initial investment of £18.40 into a whopping £155,715.69.
The clued-in punter landed the bounty after picking 6 out of 7 of the day’s winners in three separate bets – a Super Heinz and two 6-folds from 7.
* A Super Heinz is a wager on seven selections and consisting of 120 separate bets: 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfolds, 21 fivefolds, 7 sixfolds and a sevenfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
The Dagenham-based punter got off to a flier when Yorkhill and Blaklion romped home but was stymied in the third when Politologue failed to win.
However, things picked up again when Sprinter Sacre landed the Queen Mother Champion Chase before Any Currency, Diego Du Charmil and Ballyandy rounded off an amazing March day.
With the 2017 Festival just on the horizon Spokesman Paddy Power was in bullish mood to say the least.
“I’ve already warned the commercial lads that if another f**k up like this happens they’re all getting the chop,” said Power.
“Honestly, who turns nineteen quid into one-hundred-and-fifty-five grand? Witches, that’s who. Burn them all.”
Come on punters, let’s take him down a peg again this year. Happy Cheltenham everybody!