A ROYAL ASCOT punter with more than £27,500 on the line from just a fiver saw his highly promising bet end in agony.
The bettor had just one horse in the mega five-fold running on the first day of the prestigious royal meet.
The punter’s enormous bet has more than £27,650 on the line
He needed Battaash – who was a 7-4 favourite with bookies – to win the 3.40pm contest.
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The punter had already seen two legs of his accumulator land.
Haqeeqy won the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster on March 27 at odds of 5-1.
And he got Minella Times to win the Grand National at 16-1.
Rachael Blackmore made history with her Aintree success, becoming the first woman ever to win the world’s most famous race.
Had Battaash triumphed then the bet would have rolled onto the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday.
There, the punter had backed huge favourite Stradivaruius to win.
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Then the really long wait would have kicked in, as the bettor backed Envoi Allen to win the King George.
That race takes place at Kempton on Boxing Day.
But the bet ended at the third leg with Battaash only able to finish fourth, just over two lengths behind 4-1 winner Oxted.
Turns out then, that the punter did not have the golden touch like genius bettor Paul Dean.
He scooped a £250,000 jackpot at Cheltenham Festival despite one of his horses falling.
Dean struck a deal with Betfair where he cashed out for mega profit, again off just a fiver.
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