Bookmaker breathes huge sigh of relief after first leg of £100m Cheltenham gamble falls at the last fence
BOOKMAKERS can breathe a huge sigh of relief after a Cheltenham accumulator backed by 36,000 punters at 2,155/1 lost on the last fence of the first race.
Paddy Power would have had to payout an incredible £100million if the bet came in.
Thousands followed Andy Robson’s tip
The four-fold acca backed Dysart Dynamo, Nassalam, Marie’s Rock and Risk Belle all to win on the first day of the festival.
Thousands of gamblers placed money on it after it was tipped by expert Andy Robson on Twitter.
Dysart Dynamo featured in the 14:10 and was leading just one fence from the end.
However, the tired horse tripped over the last hurdle and El Fabiolo won.
Dysart Dynamo was the third-favourite to win the Arkle Challenge Trophy.
Nassalam was tipped for glory in the 14:50 and he is the joint-second favourite with The Goffer and Monbeg Genius at 7/1.
Meanwhile, Maries Rock was the prediction for the 16:10.
The horse is the joint-favourite at 5/2 alongside Honeysuckle.
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And the huge victory could have been secured by Risk Belle in the last race of the day in the 16:50 run.
He is an outside bet at 11/1 and ranked as the seventh-favourite.
Robson is a betting expert and runs a Twitter page with 583,000 followers.
He is popular for his football tips but followers have been treated to some horse racing specials for Cheltenham.
Robson has teamed up with a number of other experts to create a hub of information online to assist gamblers.
Paddy Power ended up suspending the bet prior to the first race beginning due to the influx of punters.
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