Punters were luckier than Chris Maloney on Saturday as they took advantage of Paddy Power’s bananas idea to stay top price on Frankel all day.
Frankel has earned over £3million in prize money for little over 20 minutes work in his career and Paddy Power punters were also in the money as we stayed best price on Frankel for the entire day on Saturday.
From 7.00am until the race at 4.05pm the prices were checked and Paddy was the best price throughout. Blue Square, Boylesports and Sky Bet spent less than an hour of the day as the top price and Victor Chandler weren’t best price on Frankel at any point in the day.
There were whispers that the ground was too soft and that Cirrus Des Aigles could get his nose in front, but even when Frankel gave the rest of the field a four length head start by walking out of the stalls there was nothing to worry about.
The best horse in the world simply cruised past his rivals and when jockey Tom Queally asked for more he happily obliged. With a turn of foot Usain Bolt would be proud of Frankel made it 14 wins from 14 starts and went to stud with 10 Group 1s to his name.
It is incredible that Paddy Power was the only bookie to spend all day as the best price despite being hit by a massive Money-Back Special earlier in the day when Juan Mata scored for Chelsea.
The day will go down in history as Frankel’s last run, but also as one of the most expensive days in 2012 for Paddy.