One lucky punter has struck it lucky to the tune of £245k from a small £30 accumulator. Most of the big win accas that I’ve trawled through over recent months have been football accumulators, but this once was a seven fold horse racing bet. The father of three placed the bet at Wolverhampton Racecourse on January 6th of last year and plan to buy his very first house with the proceeds – what a result and what a story too, when people ask ‘how did you afford your first house?’ His selections were based on nothing more scientific than the fact that he chose favourites whose names he liked the look of. Not that such a system disadvantaged him on this occasion!
The punters selections in full:
- 12.50 Wolverhampton – Whitecliff Park (odds 5/4)
- 1.20 Wolverhampton – Artful Mind (odds 9/2)
- 1.50 Wolverhampton – Mr Boss Man (odds 7/4)
- 2.20 Wolverhampton – Oakley Girl (odds 4/1)
- 2.50 Wolverhampton – Perfect Cracker (odds 5/1)
- 3.20 Wolverhampton – Bank Of Gibraltar (odds 7/2)
- 3.50 Wolverhampton – Ohsosecret (odds 11/4)
Despite the short odds, it’s still an incredible achievement to see all seven selections coming in, in first place. The man’s bet actually consisted of a £10 each-way accumulator (totally £20) and a £10 win accumulator on the same horses. Seeing them all listed here, this acca looks strangely doable, but of course it’s wise to remember than it only takes one bad result to derail the whole bet.
When it comes to horse racing, I tend to go for more mid range odds when placing a bet. Betting on favourites all of the time seems a touch too obvious to me (and of course they can let you down too even if they do look like ‘free money’) whereas going for rank outsiders can seem like clutching at straws unless you know something others don’t.
Where I tend to have a more fun, and a less analytical outlook – is on the slots. I even found a horse themed slots machine online recently : Hold Your Horses Online Free Spins , and so as you can imagine, this is right up my street! I’m not one for going into a stuffy bookmakers office to play or bet and so it’s nice to be able to relax and have a flutter from the comfort of your own home! All I need now is a big win to top it off.
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