One lucky punter has secured themselves a phenomenal New Year’s Eve Eve hangover after turning €1 into €2,329. Forget staying home and watching Jools Holland’s Hootenanny in your dressing gown while necking a 4% bottle of Buck’s Fizz – this kind of win deserves to be accompanied by filthy club toilets and expensive watered-down vodka.
The Paddy Power punter placed €1 on a 2,328/1 five-fold parlay punt on Sunday’s meetings and landed them all in the space of 35 minutes! And if the triumphant C that I secured at GCSC maths is correct – that works out at earnings of €66.50 per-minute for the punter from Newbridge.
Only sportsmen and high-class escorts can relate to those kind of wages.
Anyway, his selections were:
Limerick 12:35 – Cut The Mustard @ 7/2
Southwell 12:40 – Astrozone @ 7/4
Leopardstown 12:45 – Cobbler’s Way @ 9/2
Kelso 12:50 – Clan Legend @ 3/1
Limerick 1.10 – Alohamora @ 6/1
The five-fold couldn’t have started in better fashion as Willie Mullins’ Cut The Mustard flew in by 14 lengths at a boggy Limerick. That was quickly followed up by 7/4 joint-favourite Astrozone at Southwell and Cobbler’s Way, who made virtually all at Leopardstown under in-form Rachael Blackmore.
So that’s three down in 15 minutes. Squeaky bum time approaches as we cross over to Dr Bob Kelso. I mean Kelso. I won’t bother with obscure noughties television references again…
Our punter took a chance on Nick Alexander’s Clan Legend, who was running in only his second race back from a 245-day break. The 9-year-old made a bad mistake at the last but stayed on gamely to win by three-quarters of a length.
Now, the 20-minute wait to complete the five-fold begins. The single longest 20 minutes you’ll experience in life – aside from the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special, of course. It all came down to 6/1 shot Alohamora at Limerick where odds-on favourite Young Dev was fancied to complete a course hat-trick. Not ideal when €2,329 hangs in the balance. The 5-year-old hasn’t been first past the post since February 2, 2018 but destroyed the field and the odds-on favourite to send our Christmas winner into a pile of Quality Street and Roses.