A WEST HAM fan who had no idea he had won £170,000 from just £2 now has a nerve-shredding wait to find out if he will pocket a truly life-changing sum of money on Saturday.
Danny Sarling, 52, picked every winner on Shergar Cup day at Ascot last weekend to land a monstrous Tote Scoop 6 jackpot.
Top punter Danny needs to find just one more winner to pocket a massive £200,000 – after already winning £170,000
Amazingly, Danny, who was out for lunch in the day, was watching the racing back on demand when he got a call to say he had won big.
Initially he thought the whole thing was a scam and didn’t believe the caller – until he saw the cash in his Bet365 account.
The only logical thing to do next was crack open the bubbly and jump in the hot tub he has in his garden.
Danny, who lives in Braintree, Essex, and runs his own commercial cleaning operation, now has a chance to win a whopping £200,000 bonus.
All he has to do is find the winner of one race on Saturday.
How hard can it be, you might think? Especially as this racing lover found six in a row just a week before.
But with a £370,000 win total on the line, the pressure is well and truly on to find the victor of the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon.
The six-furlong Class 2 race – worth a comparatively paltry £51,540 to the winner – will be run at 2.50pm and feature 15 runners.
Templegate’s tip in the race is SNASH.
Our man says: “He can take the Great St Wilfrid. Horses drawn in high stalls have held sway in recent years and Tim Easterby’s hope is in box 14.
“He was impressive when scoring at Ayr last time over this trip and a 3lb rise gives him every chance.”
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You can bet Danny will be glued to his TV for this one – but not for too long as he’s got to DJ at his step-daughter’s birthday party right after!
Danny told Sun Racing: “I’m still trying to come down from the win. It’s unbelievable, incredible.
“I was out with my wife for lunch so I recorded it all and watched it back when we got home.
I thought it was a scam
“I saw the first four come in and I jumped out and shouted to my wife. Then my phone goes…
“A voice says, ‘hi there, I’m from Bet365’ and they were asking for my name, address and date of birth.
“I said, ‘who are you?’ I thought it was a scam! I said I’m not giving my details over and have people try to scam me.
“Then I gave him my username and he said, ‘congratulations, you’re the sole winner of the Scoop 6’.
Danny’s Scoop6 winners
3-1 Pride Of Priory
14-1 Jungle Cove
4-1 Adaay In Asia
“I didn’t watch the last two races after that. We got the Champagne out and chucked ourselves in the hot tub.
“My family are all West Ham so we went to the game on Sunday to see them lose to Man City – and had some more Champagne there.
“But it was back to work on Monday. I’ve got a business to run!”
Danny also has dual responsibility on Saturday as he will be manning the decks for the birthday bash.
One more winner for huge bonus
He hopes there will be double reason to celebrate should he find one more winner – and be a further £200,000 better off.
Danny, who had single wins on top of the £167,000 Scoop 6 jackpot, added: “On Sunday I was trying to let it sink in, it’s crazy money.
“The pot was huge as it was a rollover from Glorious Goodwood.
“The £170,000 is in the bank so Saturday is a free hit – but when you think it could be £370,000…!
“I can’t actually be at Ripon for the race because I’m DJing for my step-daughter’s birthday party.
“Luckily enough the race is on just before the party starts so hopefully we’ll have even more to celebrate.”