A lucky punter landed nearly €6,000 off a €1.40 stake to stun Paddy Power after some ridiculous racing results on Friday afternoon.
The brave Bettystown bettor pocketed a €5,700 payout following four wins from their each-way sixfold.
Things got off to a cracking start at Uttoxeter as the Thomas Gallagher-trained Mr Harp ran out an 11/1 winner in a 2m7f handicap hurdle.
The Irish hope was held up in the rear before moving to the front two hurdles out and comfortably outgunning favourite Saint Dalina on the run to the line.
This was closely followed by My Drogo’s triumph for Harry and Dan Skelton in the 1m7f Grade 2 Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot, with the five-year-old also holding off a favourite in the form of Llandinabo Lad.
And our own lucky lad or lass will have definitely started dreaming when Lincoln Red took victory in a 7f handicap at Southwell just 10 minutes later, with the 11/1 outsider chasing down the leaders and staying on well in the final 100 yards.
With three winners banked already, a clean sweep was definitely on the cards and 14/1 shot Pino Boy did his part in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Navan.
The gelding had it all to do when approaching the final flight in third but rallied on the run-in and stayed on well close to home in order to beat Boogily Lane by half a length.
Our plucky punter needed just two more wins to complete a fabulous Friday but was left thanking the value of each-way betting when 14/1 punt Timely Gift could only manage second in a 3m novice handicap chase at Uttoxeter – 26 lengths behind 5/2 favourite Shanty Alley.
And ironically, the shortest price on the six-fold also failed to land a win with the 7/5 fav Fiddlerontheroof undone by Allart in the 2m3f Grade 2 novice chase at Ascot.
Still, second place for the Colin Tizzard-trained runner completed the each-way sweep to pocket a total of €5,700 – not bad for less than an hour’s punting.
All we can do is tip our cap and say “well done and welcome to our Punting Hall of Fame!”
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