An incredible story unfolded in the £20,000 Win 6 at Kempton Park on Wednesday, as a €4 ticket returned €9,236.85 for one of our players.
The ticket got off to an ideal start when the player’s opening selection, Soar Above, took the lead within the final furlong to land the 17:15 in fine style.
In the 17:45 the 11/4 favourite, Fortune and Glory, showed a sensational turn of pace when coasting lackadaisically in fourth place to suddenly become the clear leader in a matter of strides as they neared home, ultimately winning comfortably.
With two legs on the board it was the turn on Motawaj, the 9/4 favourite, in the third race who, despite being held up early on, was able to fight his way through to claim another victory.
Things were going well and improved further in the 18:45 when Edaraat landed a fourth straight winning leg for the player. It certainly wasn’t straight sailing as the gelding overcame a sluggish start to impose himself on the field in the closing stages. Having been held up, he needed to take a wide line to overtake the pack before suddenly veering wildly left with a furlong to go. It looked as though his race was run but Jim Crowley managed to straighten him up and, with plenty of gas still in his tank, he managed to nick a victory.
With the business end of the ticket looming, only 22 units remained in the pool and the player was counting on the 11/4 second favourite, Hot Touch, to see them through to the deciding leg. Fortune was definitely smiling on them as, once again, their selection overcame being held up in the early stages before running on to nab a narrow victory, this time by three-quarters of a length.
With just one leg standing between the player and glory, they found themselves in an enviable position. A tricky looking 13 runner handicap was still to come but the player had chosen this leg as the first in which they would opt to make multiple selections.
Five wins were already in the bag and they had four chances to make it a perfect six; Encryption (7/1), Atomic Jack (5/2f), Blazon (4/1) and Cacophonous (11/2).
The favourite, Atomic Jack, led until three furlongs out before tailing off to finish sixth and Cacophonous did little better finishing one place worse in seventh.
Blazon was held up badly and, despite late progress, could finish no higher than fifth so it was all on Encryption and, despite being similarly impeded, he had more luck escaping the blockade. Encryption hadn’t looked like threatening for much of the race but, with a quarter of a mile remaining, made a play for the lead which was aided by a beautiful run up the inside.
He took the lead and, despite fighting off late competition from Le Torrent and Gavlar, was able to hold on to win by a head. The perfect six had come in!
The player’s initial €4 stake had been converted into €9,236.85, which was a 2,309x increase! Congratulations from everyone at Colossus on an incredible win.