The value of an accumulator bet was highlighted on Wednesday when a punter with Sky Bet landed a massive windfall from just a 20p stake.
The punter played a 10p each way nine-fold acca on the horses, running across consecutive races from the afternoon, taking in courses such as Warwick, Chepstow and Fairyhouse.
Granted this was an accumulator which was never going to be easy to land, the larger the acca the lesser your chances, but when you can strike it, you can be in pocket, big time.
The punter with their small stake returned £8,659.81 (not bad for an hour’s work) and the tally was helped out by Sky Bet’s Best Odds Guaranteed concession.
That means that the putner was guaranteed the best price going off on each of his selections, which was crucial as many of the selections in the 9-fold had drifted, but the punter was still able to cash in on those bigger prices.
Sky Bet spokesman Michael Shinners said: “We thought we might be in for a tough afternoon with plenty of favourites going in around the country, but nobody saw this bet coming.”
The winning bet in full: 10p Each Way 9-Fold (Total Stake – 20p)
15.10 Warwick – Net Work Rouge 3/1
15.15 Greyville – Wishful Heart 13/8
15.20 Chepstow – Sykes 9/4
15.30 Nottingham – Tinsill 9/2
15.35 Fairyhouse – Sizing Scorpion 9/2
15.40 Warwick – Aloomomo 2/5
15.50 Chepstow – Leith Hill Legasi 3/1
16.00 Nottingham – Top Diktat 9/2
16.05 Fairyhouse – Misdflight 2/1