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Cha Ching! How one lucky iPhone punter won £41,471.05 off a £5 bet at Cheltenham

Five winners on the bounce at Cheltenham leaves one lucky punter laughing all the way to the bank. At Paddy's expense.

by Sean Goff | December 13, 2013

Ballyalton’s win in the last race at Cheltenham may have given AP McCoy cause to celebrate a double but there were 41,471 reasons to cheer for a UK punter who well and truly had Paddy’s pants down.

The lucky lad placed a £2.50 each-way five-fold on the iPhone and watched as all five horses bounded up Cleeve Hill to leave him in clover two weeks out from Christmas and the latest honorary member of Paddy’s Punting Hall of Fame.


It all hinged on AP McCoy’s mount Ballyalton in the last race and the 4,000-plus winning jockey didn’t let our man down – getting the winner home by a neck to land the Cheltenham booty.

Jockeys Tom Scudamore, Ryan Mahon and Richard Johnson all played their part in the win as they booted home:

  • The Skyfarmer 4/1 
  • Monbeg Dude 6/1
  • Sire Collongnes 7/1 
  • Sunnyhillboy 10/1 
  • Ballyalton 11/4

So there’ll be no bumping into John Terry at Poundworld when this lucky punter’s doing the Christmas shopping. He’ll be at Harrods this festive season – at Paddy’s expense. Well done sir!

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