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Genius punter turns £2 bet into £17,000 jackpot after predicting amazing 10,317-1 five-fold on horses at Ascot

ONE genius punter celebrated a £17,000 jackpot from just a £2 bet after predicting an amazing 10,317-1 five-fold.

The Paddy Power customer from Dublin landed the huge pay out after betting on last Saturday’s racing at Ascot.

They put £1 each-way on five horses, so even the shrewd bettor wasn’t totally confident of all five actually winning.

But the dream started to become reality when Midnight River won the 1.15 at odds of 7-4.

The David Pipe-trained Remastered – backed at 9-2 – was the next to oblige, beating 5-2 favourite Demachine by four lengths in the next race.

Just 35 minutes later 10-1 Captain Chaos beat 12-1 shot Regal Encore by just a head to scoop the £30,000 3m Listed Betfair Swinley Chase.

Amazingly, the real big winner was yet to come.

The punter snared Shannon Bridge at a whopping 18-1 earlier in the day, before the Dan Skelton-trained eight-year-old won the 3.00 after going off at shorter odds of 12-1.

That left Dashel Drasher needing to win to complete the almighty coup.

And how the punter must have been breathing a big sigh of relief after seeing big 5-4 favourite Cyrname get pulled up in the race.

Shannon Bridge was a massive 18-1 winner for the punter

It meant the 4-1 shot, trained by Jeremy Scott and ridden by Matt Griffiths, had a clear path to beat Master Tommytucker by two lengths.

All in all it scooped the shrewd punter a whopping £17,200 payout from their £1 each-way bet.

Fancy reading more about big winners? Then check out our rundown of the best bets ever.

It includes a bloke who won £450,000 while being dumped by his date.


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