Five winners saw one Meath punter turn €8.20 into nearly €83,000 at the Galway Races today 7 years ago

Five winners saw one Meath punter turn €8.20 into nearly €83,000 at the Galway Races today

Now this is a person you want to run into on Shop Street tonight.

Gambling at Galway is always a tricky prospect but one Paddy Power punter has thrown that received wisdom out the window.

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One Meath gambler managed to pick five winners at the Galway races today, and he turned that astute bit of form reading into a small fortune.

The punter picked Aranhill Chief at 16/1 to win the first, Hasanour at 14s in the 3.00, Dalkova (12/1) in the Fillies' Stakes at 3.40, the favourite Thomas Edison at 5/1 in the Galway Hurdle and Ridestan (7/2) in the next race.

The bet was a two parter. A Lucky 31 that cost €6.20 returned over €14,500 while a straight up €1 E/W accumulator netted an astounding €68,000.

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Luckily for the unknown Meath genius, Ridestan got home in the final leg with some amount of ease, so the pressure may not have been too bad.

What a piece of punting.

 

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