April 2016

Punter wins £20,000 from 15 pence bet

Punter wins £20,000 from 15 pence bet  A sky bet customer hit it big towards the end of last year with a staggering £20,000 win as a result of a 15p bet. This must be one of the biggest wins ever from such a meagre stake. The lucky punter attained unbelievable four-fold accumulator odds of 151,150/1 by betting on multiple football teams to score in both halves of the match.

Derby v Brighton (Championship)
Doncaster v Crewe (League 1)
Luton v Northampton (League 2)
Notts County v Newport (League 2)

With only minutes to spare in the match three goals in two games were still required. Chris Martin for Derby and unlikely injury time goals by Callum Saunders, Cameron Stewart and Andy Williams in the Doncaster v Crewe match sealed the deal resulting in the substantial payout. Check out many more huge accumulator wins on our dedicated acca wins page!

‘Deadly’ Double, Thursday, April 28

‘Deadly’ Double, Thursday, April 28

First off and not specifically multiple bet related (though I certainly wouldn’t have minded it being part of an accumulator!) let’s hear it for Premier League minnows turned potential winners Leicester City, who are now on the verge of clinching the 2015 / 2016 Premier League title following their impressive 4 – 0 win over Swansea City on Sunday 24th April. What a journey they’ve had this season starting out at betting odds of 5000-1 pre-season (and in fact the same odds up to their third game of the season against Sunderland) all the way down to 1-20 at time of writing. It’s crazy how few punters got on these 5000–1 betting odds as according to various bookmakers you can effectively count them on one hand. A good few Leicester fans must be kicking themselves! There’s not many bets you can place a tenner on and wind up £50,000 better off!

Now back from heady odds of 5000-1 to more real world odds with our multiple bet of the week.. and yes you’ve guessed it, it’s another one of our horse racing ‘deadly doubles’ as we’re sticking with what we know! In the Class 3 4yo+ 7.30 at Chelmsford on Thursday 28th, Haines has an excellent strike rate on synthetic surfaces, particularly on Polytrack, and a 5lb rise in the weights for winning the Queen’s Prize over 2 miles at Kempton may not be enough to prevent him following up. The Shirocco gelding has officially improved 34lb since winning over course and distance in March, but drops back into 0-95 company and still looks feasibly weighted. Andrew Balding doesn’t have the greatest record at Chelmsford, but that shouldn’t be held against the 5-year-old, who otherwise has plenty going for him.

Later on the Chelmsford City card, in the 8.30 three year old race, We Are Ninety makes a quick reappearance after easily winning a similar race over course and distance on Monday and in my view the hint is worth taking. Hugo Palmer’s filly won, eased down, by 4 lengths on that occasion and appears extremely well handicapped under a 6lb penalty. She’s unlikely to be much of a price but is, frankly, impossible to oppose.

If you’re new to doubles, trebles, accumulators and the like it’s really quite straight forward to get involved. Almost all bookmakers accept this type of bet now both online and off. I tend to bet on horse racing with William Hill and there are plenty of betting calculators online to work out exactly what you’re in with a chance of winning with your stake. Although your success rate with multi bets will clearly be less than with single bets (so it could be said that it’s more of a ‘lottery / long shot’ type of bet), if you’re confident of your selections and get decent betting odds, it’s a great opportunity to win big. Best of luck with this weeks deadly double. Be sure to keep an eye out for next week’s deadly double or perhaps another ‘tantalising treble’, ‘treasured trixie’ or an even more ambitious accumulator if we’re feeling really lucky at the time!

Selections: Chelmsford 7.20 Haines, Chelmsford 8.30 We Are Ninety, 1-point Win Double

‘Deadly’ Double, Tuesday, April 19

‘Deadly’ Double, Tuesday, April 19  In the opening Family Day on 8th May Novices’ Hurdle (2.10) at Ludlow on Tuesday, Ozzie The Oscar carries a 13lb penalty for winning both starts over hurdles so far, but has done so with plenty in hand and can complete a hat-trick. Philip Hobbs has a 23% strike rate with his hurdlers at the Shropshire track over the last five seasons, rising to 33% for the 2015/16 season, and looks to have excellent prospects of improving that record.

Later on the Ludlow card, in the Eddie Mapp Memorial “Grassroots” Hunters’ Chase (5.10), Tugboat did well to overhaul Hazy Tom over course and distance two weeks ago on ground that appeared plenty lively enough for him and, with the benefit of that run, may be capable of following up. His previous record when fresh is less-than-stellar, so he could be open to significant improvement, even as an 8-year-old, on just his second run back after nearly a year off. He looks the one to beat in a race where form, especially winning form, under rules is something of a rarity.

Selections: Ludlow 2.10 Ozzie The Oscar, Ludlow 5.10 Tugboat, 1-point Win Double