One player had the luck of the Irish on their side yesterday as they won a jaw-dropping £29,082 at the Rollover Win 6 at Fairyhouse.
14,799 units entered the pool, which had a staggering £56,626 prize, and our shrewd player boasted 64 of them on a ticket that cost £128.
The first race in the pool was a Maiden Hurdle at 14:10 and the player had no doubts about the outcome, picking the race favourite La Tektor as their only selection, who went on to win without much fuss.
Next came the 14:40, where the player’s hopes were resting on Or Jaune De Somoza and Global Jackpot. As the field approached the final fence, an exciting three way tie for the lead saw both horses in contention alongside Stowaway Forever, who the player must have been hoping would run out of steam.
They shouldn’t have worried though, Or Jaune De Somoza held on to win by a neck and make it consecutive favourite victories. Despite both jollys winning though, 82% of units had already been bumped off and only 2,633 remained.
As the next leg approached at 15:10, eyes moved to another favourite, Camelia De Cotte, and the second favourite, Pravalaguna, to keep the ticket going. Once again, it proved to be comfortable and the horses finished first and second without much trouble, Camelia De Cotte making it three favourites in a row.
Remarkably, the player then managed another first and second place at 15:40 when Surf Instructor held off The Church Gate to provide another winning leg, finally breaking the monopoly of the favourites.
The 16:40 was a Novice Handicap Hurdle and looked a tough test to call with 23 runners taking part. Having made two or less selections in each of the other races, the player sensibly decided to played it safe by getting four horses onside; Choungaya, Ronald Pump, Invincible Cave and The Red Menace.
When Invincible Cave and The Red Menace were pulled up, it started to look bleak. Choungaya was little help, finishing seventh after barely troubling the lead. However, Ronald Pump raced into the lead when two out before bolting clear after the final fence sealing another tremendous win and ensuring our player continued to the final leg.
As 16:40 rolled around, the initial 14,799 units had been whittled down to just 18. The final leg of the pool was another tough race to predict and the player had two of the 16 runners, Ivanovich Gorbatov and Tudor City.
The race was wide open until just two jumps out when three horses suddenly went clear, Ivanovich Gorbatov, Tudor City and Hearts Are Trumps.
Sensationally, Ivanovich Gorbatov held on to win from Tudor City giving the player yet another first and second place finish. As such they had one of the remaining two units in the pool, copping an enormous £29,082.14 win.
With six first places, three seconds and a third from their 13 selections, there can be absolutely no doubt that it was well deserved. A huge round of applause from everyone at Colossus!