It was a Saturday to remember for one of our crafty customers from Surrey after they landed a fabulous four-fold that had to be seen to be believed. It really was a thriller for our winner as the bumper bet returned a whopping £10,055 from just a £5 stake, and the bean counters got a fright when they saw it come in.
It was definitely a case of treat instead of trick for our victor, as the bet included three selections from Ascot and one from Wetherby as the plucky punt beat off astounding odds of 2,010/1 and landed in the space of about two hours and 40 minutes.
Don’t worry, we won’t make you wait any longer, let’s tell you how it came in:
Our punter most have been ultra-grateful to trainer Anthony Honeyball as his charges brought up three of the four legs needed to land the loot. That trio all ran at Ascot and the first of them scored in the 13:20. SULLY D’OC AA (9/2) was the opening selection and the gelding did the business with the minimum of fuss, seeing off Editor by four-and-three-quarter lengths. Jockey Richie McLernon had to shake him up three out, but an excellent ride had Sully D’oc AA in contention at the last and he kept on strongly to win.
Next on our hit-list was stablemate, KID COMMANDO (11/4f) in the 15:05. There was no need to worry as jockey Aidan Coleman set a standard the rest of the field couldn’t match and the gelding made all to make it two wins on the bounce for our victor.
Lastly at Ascot, the betslip required a win from the repeat pairing of Honeyball and McLernon in the 15:40. REGAL ENCORE (14/1) was the pick, and this one was a bit of a struggle. The brave Whatmore in second battled all the way as Regal Encore took a narrow lead at the second last, but the selection just had enough to hold on for a one-and-three-quarter length success.
With that, a trip quick trip north was necessary for the 15:55 at Wetherby and our winner was hoping ARRIVEDERCI (4/1jf) could close the show in style. Jonjo O’Neill’s gelding got enough of it from War Lord, but he was ridden on approaching the last and ran on well to be first past the post.
That result had us waving goodbye to the cash and over £10,000 was on its way to our winner. All that is left for us to do is say, “Welcome to the Punting Hall of Fame.”
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