Cheltenham punter lands staggering £200,000 on day three of festival with THREE audacious accumulators

A CHELTENHAM punter landed a staggering £200,000 sum on day three with THREE audacious accumulators.

Winners Stage Star, Envoi Allen, Seddon and Sire Du Berlais were all rolled into a £1 each-way four-fold accumulator.

SportsfileJockey Harry Cobden celebrates after winning the Turners Novices’ Chase, on Stage Star[/caption]

The returns mounted to £84,857.03 but the William Hill customer backed the same horses with £5 each-way trebles and £10 each-way doubles.

It added an extra £135,068.61 to his winnings, leaving the bookmakers stunned.

William Hill spokesperson Lee Phelps said: “We’ve had a few massive accumulators hit us hard this week and this is the biggest of them yet.

“Picking 33/1-shot Sire Du Berlais to win the Stayers’ is hard enough, let alone adding in three other big-priced selections to land odds of over 90,000/1.”

Despite the winning wager, it pales in comparison to Brighton owner Tony Bloom, who won a whopping £1.2MILLION.

The sports bettor and poker player put £400,000 on Energumene defending his Champion Chase crown.

That bet returned £580,000 profit, which, added to his original stake and the £220,000 he got for owning the winning horse, all added up to £1,205,080.

Arguably even better for Bloom was that Energumene, who runs in Brighton’s colours, beat Editeur Du Gite, a horse owned by Crystal Palace fans.


Brighton beat Palace in the Premier League later that day – Bloom made it to the game after rushing back – so the billionaire betting genius completed the double.

Quizzed about his monster bet after the race, Bloom said: “I had a few quid on. I think we’re quids in.”

Pressed on just how much he placed, Bloom smiled: “Well… a few quid!”

He continued: “Energumene looked the top horse all the way round.

“The rain helped the last few days and certainly the last couple hours. I’m going to the game tonight.”

Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom with EnergumenePA

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