Remember the days when you’d get up on the weekend, have your whole day scheduled around live sport, not a peep of a care in the world? Seems so long ago, now, heh.
Anyone remember the weekend Brighton beat Spurs 3-0, Wolves destroyed Man City at the Etihad 2-0 and Matty Longstaff scored for Newcastle as they beat Man United at home? Weekend of the 5th October, that was.
You’d get good odds on picking those three wins. But, you’d get better odds if you were the punter who picked a 61,876/1 Parlay Fivefold on five runners at Warwick, Lingfield and Longchamp. Now that’s a bet.
For this one lucky punter from Livingston, it all kicked off on the Saturday. Three wins at Longchamp had him salivating at the mouth going into Sunday.
7/1 Holdthasigreen got the ball rolling in the Group 1 Prix du Cadran at Longchamp, beating 10/11 favourite Dee Ex Bee by three-quarters of a length. Nice start, my friend.
This was then followed up with a victory from jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot on board the Martyn Meade trained, Technician, in the Prix Chaudenay (Group 2) a couple of races later- this little beaut coming in at 11/1.
Mr. Boudot then doubled our punters’ joy as he upset the odds in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, steering home Waldgeist for trainer Andre Fabre ahead of the seemingly invincible, Enable. Frankie Dettori’s weeping tears were lapped up by our now very excitable punter.
Three down, two to go.
Onto Sunday this fivefold continued, and after 10/1 shot Eva’s Oskar pipped Emma Lavelle’s, Jubilympics, by half a length – and losing its left fore shoe in the process (all the more impressive) – all that remained was the Fillies’ Handicap at 3.50pm in Lingfield.
Our punter was undoubtedly shi**ing his pants at this stage – a completely normal step in the process of the Hall of Fame induction – but there was no need as Hollie Doyle steered home his pick, Rapture, by a couple of lengths to land him £31,127 from his 30 cent each-way stake.
Clear a space Paddy – another Punting Hall of Famer is about to walk through that door.
Well done, our dear friend. Much deserved. Enjoy the fruits.