Irish racing punter plunders Paddy for €50,000 off just a €5 stake

Saturday’s don’t get much better than this.


For one Paddy Power customer, from Dundalk in Ireland, it was the sweetest Saturday imaginable after seeing a frankly unbelievable four-fold horse racing accumulator land at huge odds. It was even better for our winner as it all landed inside just about an hour on the day, beating a whopping price of 10,041/1 to come in.

Our victor selected four winners – all at prices over 10/1 – at four different tracks in the UK and Ireland and placed just a €5 stake on the speculative punt. However, as leg-after-leg fell, it must have been such a brilliant feeling at the end when our crafty customer realised that €50,210 was in the back pocket.

It is a lovely win to get heading into the Christmas period and it left our bean counters counting the cost yet again. We won’t hold you in suspense any longer, let’s tell you how this awesome acca come home…

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The first selection on our winner’s betslip came in the 13:00 at Aintree on Saturday and like his famous namesake, CANELO (10/1) had more than a puncher’s chance. Alan King’s gelding made easy work of besting the challenge of Quoi De Neuf after taking the lead two flights out and rode on to a 5-length victory at the Liverpool track.

Next on our hitlist was a trip to Kelso, where Ben Haslam’s ROCK ON FRUITY (10/1) was the selection in the 13:07 and he was able to keep the ball rolling on our bonkers bet. Richie McLernon did a fine job in the saddle to take over in front 2 furlongs from the line and kept on well to see off a game The Distant Lady by one-and-three-quarter lengths.


Our victor must have been feeling the glee as THE WHITE MOUSE (14/1) squeaked home by 2 lengths from Perfect Myth in the 13:50 race at Wincanton. Lucy Wadham’s mare had to battle to get in front in the final 110 yards, but she held on strongly for victory to leave our winner needing just one more win to collect the cash.

To do that, a short hop over to Ireland was required for the 14:00 at Naas. All hopes rested on a win for Noel Meade’s gelding DE NAME ESCAPES ME (10/1) at the Co Kildare course and our customer was made to sweat for it. Camorra put up a brave bid for glory and made Oisin Orr on board De Name Escapes Me work for it right to the line, but the selection just got there by a neck and sent our winner into dreamland.

That result meant the loot was landed and north of €50,000 was on its way to Co Louth. All we can do is say, “Well done and welcome to our Punting Hall of Fame!”


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