A RACING punter was celebrating his ‘muggy acca’ that magically turned 72p into £2,650.
The bettor somehow managed to find six straight winners from the racing at Kempton on Wednesday night.
And his tasty windfall was only £300 less than what connections of Prince Abu – the winner of the race that sealed the payout – got for victory!
The punter posted their incredible winning slip online, describing it as a ‘muggy acca’.
The initial returns for the near 2000-1 bet were listed at £1,425.25.
But his bet with William Hill had best odds guaranteed, so with a few drifters he said he pocketed more than £1,000 more and a grand total of £2,650.
The bet started with Magical Dias in the 6.00.
The punter backed the Richard Hannon-trained runner at 5-4 but the filly drifted to 15-8 before obliging under Sean Levey.
How Hard Can It Be, an aptly-named runner if ever there was one, was the second leg, winning at 13-8 over 1m3f.
Almufeed came next under Grace McEntee at 7-4 while unlikely 9-1 winner Epsom Faithfull prevailed by a short head from the fast-finishing George Morland to keep the dream alive.
Red Showgirl was next at 4-1, which meant the whole thing depended on Prince Abu in the last, a Class 6 2m handicap for horses rated 0-65.
More than three nervy minutes passed before Cam Hardie asked for the 15-8 favourite to go.
But he did just that when asked and ended up winning by a comfortable five lengths to land the punt.
Fellow bettors were quick to praise his heroics, with one saying: “No way.”
Attention for a lot of racing players will turn towards March’s Cheltenham Festival now.
Sun Racing told you how one bettor faces a nervy wait to see his final leg of a four-fold can turn a fiver into £9,000.
They need 11-4 fav American Mike to win the Champion Bumper to land the payout.
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