A descendent of the man who created Jersey Royal potatoes has won a £150,000
Les de le Haye won the huge sum by picking the winner of six races at Cheltenham Races.
The property developer and entrepreneur watched on in amazement as his selections on Festival Trials Day romped home on Saturday.
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Mr De le Haye, of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, won £49,517 plus a £100,000 bonus for being the only winner and placing his £190 bet.
His great-great grandfather Hugh created the kidney-shaped potatoes with a paper-thin skin in his native Jersey.
He won the cash on a £190 bet on at Cheltenham
He completed his massive scoop with victory for the favourite Unowhatimeanharry (10/11f) in the Galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle.
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Les de le Haye
He said: ''I sorted out my selections sitting in my kitchen at 6am. I study the form a bit and thought I would have a punt on it.
"In the last race I had three horses it looked particularly hard to call the winner. I was so excited as I looked down onto the track to see them fighting out the finish.
Mr De le Haye does not plan to spend his winnings in the short term
"I have always liked a bet," he told Gloucestershire Live. I would say I have been doing it since the age of 11."
In the short-term, Mr De le Haye doesn't plan to spend his winnings – he's currently building a £12 million flat complex in Jersey.
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