Cheltenham Festival 2018 – on a need to know basis

Cheltenham Small Bets- Large Winnings: Top Bets Under £10 with the Biggest Payouts

Whether you are a fan of football or horse racing, at one point or another you are likely to have had a cheeky bet where you place a pound or two in the hope of winning several thousands of pounds. In most cases these bets will not come off or will have been cashed out for a much smaller profit, however there are some occasions where these cheeky bets turn out to be winners.

At the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, several punters decided to make some audacious bets, ranging from £5 to £31 with the rewards starting at £16,000 and going all the way up to an impressive £250,000. If you think you are capable of winning a bet that is as audacious as the ones we shall look into, then why not place a bet on Cheltenham Festival and find out how lucky you are?

Niall McGovern is the first big winner on our list and it was at last year’s Cheltenham Festival that he put a £5 stake on a six -old accumulator. Neon Wolf, Might Bite, Supasundae, Fox Norton, Cantlow and Divin Bere were all on the betting slip to place on Day Two of the Festival and he was lucky enough that day to walk away with £16,000 in winnings. The only race that Niall did not bet on for Ladies’ Day was the 17:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper, which saw Fayonagh win and Debuchet and Claimantakinforgan finishing in second and third respectively. Had Niall added one of these horses to his bet, he could have walked away with an enviable amount of money, however his win was still a great win and proves that it is possible to predict the outcomes.

Over in Ireland there was an anonymous winner of nearly €25,000 after betting €10 on an each-way treble on races at Cheltenham. This punter made three bets on the first day of the Festival on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge and the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase. His selections were Labaik at 25/1, Tiger Roll at 16/1 and Tulley East at 10/1. Luckily for this winner all three of his selection won, meaning that he won the maximum return possible from his bet.

Prior to November’s races at Cheltenham race course, one woman made a six-fold accumulator with three races at Southwell, two at Taunton and one at Ludlow. Monsieur Jimmy, German Bright and Midnight Malibu all managed to win their respective races at Southwell at odds of 6/1, 7/1 and 10/1. While Shoal Bay and Red Admirable each picked up wins at Taunton at prices of 6/1 9/2. Dark Mahler’s victory at Ludlow with odds of 4/1 completed the victory for the punter who won £75k from a £7 bet.

If you would like some Cheltenham betting tips, then this final punter is the person to call upon, as they managed to win a cool quarter of a million pounds from a Lucky 31 £1 bet. The anonymous factory worker made the Lucky 31 bet with Arctic Fire, Penhill, Pacha Du Polder, Champagne Classic and Dodging Bullets as his five selections. The first four ran to victory at prices of 22/1, 14/1, 22/1 and 25/1, while Dodging Bullets unfortunately pulled up and failed to finish his race. Although the initial outlay was £31 he managed to win a quarter of a million, however had Dodging Bullets won his race, he would have netted this already lucky punter £1 million from just £31.

With over a quarter of a million people attending the racecourse and many more watching at home, there will no doubt be countless more people who win big at Cheltenham from a small stake. Whether or not they will be able to win more than the quarter of a million won by the final punter is yet to be seen, but with horse racing as unpredictable as it is, just as it’s impossible to say who will win, it’s also impossible to say no one can outdo the final winner.

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