We’re saying “hello and how do you do?” – pretty well as it turns out – to another member of Paddy’s Hall of Fame following a spectacular Saturday strike by one of our punters in Cardiff last weekend.
This Welsh wizard would’ve been forgiven for singing from the rooftops in a deep, earthy brogue on Saturday night following an amazing accumulation of winners earlier that afternoon, though I don’t think Paddy would’ve wanted to hear the much of the racket having been stung for £20,887 from the tiny £2.30 bet.
Locked in a dark room for a couple of days job, that is.
The sensational streak of winners all unfolded in under an hour and a half too, as this punter skipped back and forth across the Irish Sea collecting win after win.
The damage started at Navan in the 3:25 when Kipling proved exceedingly good for our intrepid bettor, who had him at 16/5 in the excellent eightfold.
Ten minutes later it was over to Goodwood where Century Dream helped make this 18,098/1 fantasy a reality by coming home over a mile at 3/1.
There was barely time to catch a breath before the 3.40 in Wexford was underway, where Paloma Blue had Paddy seeing red with a 2/1 triumph, meaning our punter’s £1.15 each-way acca was up to a £61 return just 15 minutes after getting started.
Nothing to worry about though, still five more legs to go, there’s no way… err…
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The 4:00, back at Navan, saw April Showers roll in, and roll back out with the win at 5/2, before Goodwood and Wexford struck again in succession with Seinesational and Rapid Response both winning, at 33/10 and 7/4 respectively.
Those three additional winners would’ve paid out £2,438 for the stake, but our winner wasn’t stopping there – or cashing out.
4.30 at Newmarket saw Amir Kabir in the winner’s enclosure at 15/8 before what must’ve seemed like an endless wait for the 5:05 at Navan.
That brought the curtain down on one of the most stunning bets we can remember, as Galileo Chrome brought home the silverware at 2/1 to round off an incredible eight winners and left Paddy feeling like he could do with a bit of a break.