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Royal Ascot punter with £27,650 on the line from just £5 bet needs one horse to win today to keep gamble rolling

A ROYAL ASCOT punter with more than £27,500 on the line from just a fiver faces a nerve-shredding wait to see if his massive bet keeps rolling.

The bettor has one horse in the mega five-fold running at Ascot today.

The punter’s enormous bet has more than £27,650 on the line

He needs Battaash – currently a 7-4 favourite with bookies – to win the 3.40pm contest.

The punter has already seen two legs of his accumulator land.

Haqeeqy won the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster on March 27 at odds of 5-1.

And he got Minella Times to win the Grand National at 16-1.

Rachael Blackmore made history with her Aintree success, becoming the first woman ever to win the world’s most famous race.

Should Battaash triumph today then the bet will roll onto the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday.

There, the punter has backed huge favourite Stradivaruius to win.

Frankie Dettori will attempt to guide the superstar runner to a fourth success in the race.

But then the really long wait kicks in, as the bettor has backed Envoi Allen to win the King George.

That race takes place at Kempton on Boxing Day.

All in all, should Battaash and Stradivarius win, it means the shrewd punter will have waited a total of 274 days to see if the bet wins overall.

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