A Coral punter from Buckinghamshire made a tidy sum in January after picking an impressive five winners with a very modest £1 bet. The beer money bet involved picking six selections as part of a 50p accumulator on races at Kempton and Hereford. One selection was a non runner but the others all romped home, many at enviable odds (one at 20-1), resulting in the anonymous man winning the tidy sum of £135,349.20.
The 41 year old, whose previous biggest win was £500, didn’t actually watch the races live, instead checking the results after and evidentally struggling to take it all in at first.
“I even logged out and back in again, just to check it was real.” he said.
“I actually had one non-runner, but while it could have won and increased my winnings massively, it could also have lost and I’d have won nothing, so I’m not dwelling on that at all, my glass is definitely full right now!”
The selections in full:
Hereford 12.20 – Royale Zanzibar at 12-1 (8-1 when bet was placed)
Hereford 2.00 – Clondaw Rigger 7-1 (took 8-1)
Hereford 3.05 – Cougar Kid 12-1 (took 20-1)
Kempton 4.35 – Mercers 10-1 (took 13-2)
Kempton 7.10 – General Brook 15-2 (took 9-1)
Kempton 5.10 – Daring Guest non-runner