Friday 15 December 2017

Cheltenham 2015: Irish punter nets himself €169k windfall at festival

Tony McCoy is kissed by his wife Chanelle. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Tony McCoy is kissed by his wife Chanelle. Photo: Steve Humphreys

The good news for the Irish at Cheltenham just keeps on coming after one lucky punter netted himself a staggering €168,842 windfall.

The man, who has not been named, placed the bets in the Boylesports in Kells, Co Meath.

He first bet €150 as part of a €10 Lucky 15 which returned him €76,220 after all four of his picks came home first.

A Lucky 15 is comprised of a series of bets including singles, doubles, trebles and a four-fold bet.

Vautour won the first race. That was followed by the Nicky Henderson-trained 9-1 chance Call the Cops thundered home in the Pertemps Final.

The punter's lucky streak continued with  wins for Uxizandre in the Ryanair Chase and the  Package (also 9-1) in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

The man had also put a second bet - a €20 accumulator - on the same selection. This netted him another €85,000 and brought his total winnings for the day to €168,000.

Boylesports were quick to phrase the lucky winner.

“After the hammering we took from the Mullins/Walsh combo on Day 1 of the festival, this massive win is just another example of a customer striking gold in one of our shops,” the company said on its website.

“We wish the customer happy spending and would like to congratulate him on his very shrewd selections in what were competitive races to find the winners.”

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