The biggest names in National Hunt racing are preparing for a grand finale as the Punchestown Festival brings down the curtain on this season of jumps racing. Cheltenham heroes Sprinter Sacre, Solwhit, Quevega, Hurricane Fly, Champagne Fever, and Sir Des Champs, are just a few of the superstar names heading to Naas as punters prepare to take Paddy Power to the cleaners again.
Paddy had to pick his Luck Pants up from around his ankles after the Cheltenham Festival and he is preparing himself for another spanking this week. Punters weren’t shy in emptying the boss’ pockets and he’s opening himself up to more punishment than Branislav Ivanovic’s arm.
If you don’t know about the Paddy Power combined horses feature where have you been? You’ve missed out on trebling your chances of winning while visiting the in-laws, tidying the gaff or other soul-destroying jobs.
Punters didn’t hold back over the weekend and as well as taking Paddy for a ride on Super Sunday, they used the combined horses bet to cash in at Ayr.
- Paddy made a loss on 36 per cent of the races where punters used the combined horses feature to place their bet
- More than a quarter of punters who used the feature on the Scottish National included Godsmejudge who went on to win by four lengths
- One punter was able to turn €12 into €129 on the Scottish National using a combination of horses including Godsmejudge
The Punchestown Festival provides another opportunity to use the combined horses feature to give yourself more chances of winning. The 4.55pm race on Tuesday will be many people’s idea of a nightmare with 20 runners in a competitive two-mile handicap hurdle but combined horses can make picking a winner easier than finding a flaw in Luis Suarez’s character.
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