Saturdays don’t get much sweeter than when you land a big odds accumulator and that’s how one of our crafty customers from Northern Ireland was feeling last weekend. That’s because our winner – who hails from Co Down – somehow managed to correctly call the winner of four races at three different tracks in the UK on the day.
Our victor beat off odds of 1,330/1 by perfectly predicting winners at Ascot, Lingfield and Haydock, scoring a wonderful windfall in the process. The loot was landed in just a little over three hours on Saturday and returned a whopping £13,310 off only a £10 stake. We won’t hold you in suspense any longer, let’s tell you how the fab four-fold accumulator came up:
The journey for glory kicked off at Lingfield where BOMBASTIC (9/2) got the bet off to an explosive start in the 12:35. The gelding, from the David Evans yard, was made to work for it as he trialed Pour La Victoire with the winning post in sight. Darragh Keenan in the saddle knew just what to do though, and switched his charge to the right, grabbing the lead in the final stride to secure victory by a short-neck.
Next on the hitlist was the 14:05 at Ascot, where Kim Bailey’s IMPERIAL AURA (13/8) was looking to justify his favourite’s tag and also land the second selection on our victor’s betslip. There was no need to worry, as he took the lead two flights out and kept on strongly to see off Itchy Feet by five lengths in the end.
A move to Haydock for the final two legs of the accumulator, and the 14:25 race was first on the agenda. Our winner was looking for the David Pipe-trained MAIN FACT to do the business at 7/1, and that’s exactly what went down. It wasn’t easy pickings though, as Third Wind led going into the final 110 yards. But, Fergus Gillard onboard Main Fact took up the running from there and went on to secure the success going away by 2-and-three-quarter lengths.
The final selection on the winning punt came in the 15:35 at the same course and our victor was able to put their feet up early doors in this one as PERFECT CANDIDATE (10/1) proved he was certainly worth the vote of confidence in him. Fergal O’Brien’s runner went clear three obstacles from home and never looked back, he was even able to ease down the gears as he passed the winning post with a massive 45 lengths to spare.
With that result, the cash was claimed and £13,310 was on its way to beautiful Co Down. Not bad for just a £10 stake eh? That’s Hall of Fame-worthy in our book!
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