A punter will win at least £250,000 from a £5 bet after deciding to ‘cash out’ on the final leg of his accumulator at Cheltenham.
Paul Dean was eyeing a potential £511,000 payday on Thursday if the last runner in his five-horse wager – hot favourite Envoi Allen – triumphed.
But he has decided not to risk it all and will collect £300,000 from Betfair if Envoi Allen wins.
Dean will net £250,000 if the Marsh Novices’ Chase favourite is beaten.
“So after celebrations last night, four hours sleep, an hour’s walk at 5am, I’ve decided to take a partial cash out offer of 300 Envoi/250 the field,” he said.
“With other bets my position on the race is £322,000 Envoi or £250,000 the field.”
Dean’s run began with two winners at Royal Ascot nine months ago, and two more have followed at Cheltenham this week.
The winners so far:
Golden Horde (12-1) – Won Commonwealth Cup, Ascot, 19 June 2020
Hello Youmzain (10-1) – Won Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Ascot, 20 June 2020
Shishkin (4-1) Won Arkle Chase, Cheltenham, 16 March 2021
Bob Olinger (25-1) Won Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, Cheltenham, 17 March 2021
The final leg:
Envoi Allen (4-9) – ??? Marsh Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham, 18 March 2021