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Racing, AFL punters turn $10 bets into $50k windfalls

Tue, Oct 4, 10:20am by Staff Writer

A couple of Sportsbet punters enjoyed spectacularly successful long weekends, with one punter turning $10 into nearly $49,000 after landing a seven-leg racing multi, while an AFL punter turned a $20 investment into over $50,000.

The racing punter’s multi took in three meetings over three days starting out with Moonee Valley last Friday night.

The punter lobbed the first two legs be correctly selecting Don’t Doubt Mamma ($3.70) and Real Love ($4.40) to get the job done under lights.

The next day, the punter took the blue route to glory, by including Godolphin’s It’s Somewhat in the Craven Plate ($2.10) and then stablemate Hauraki in the Epsom at $6.

Hauraki looked long odds to prevail just 200m out, but surged late to win the Group 1 and keep the multi alive.

The multi train then moved onto the next station, Flemington for Turnbull Stakes Day and when The Quarterback ($5.50) lobbed in the Gilgai Stakes and Hartnell thrashed them in the Turnbull, the punter would have been getting a little excited.

The last leg was the Darren Weir-trained favourite Ulmann in the final race at Flemington.

Damian Lane found his fair share of trouble on Ulmann and when Akavaroun surged clear and Federal loomed down the outside, the heroic punting effort looked destined to fall short.

But Lane’s patient ride proved the difference, as he ducked and weaved his way through to get the gap at the right time and prevail.

The multi had lobbed at odds of $8788, however, the payout was knocked about by deductions, ending up at $48,843.25.

That return was surpassed a day earlier when an AFL punter invested $20 on a series of outcomes in the Grand Final, and was rewarded with $50,020.

The first multi was dependant on Luke Parker kicking the first goal, Tom Boyd kicking three or more goals and the Doggies to win by under 39 points. That was odds of $251 and lobbed only when Boyd kicked the penultimate goal of the match, the sealer for the Dogs.

Clearly the punter had more faith in million-dollar signing Boyd than the rest of us, also pulling off a multi which included Boyd to kick more than 3 goals, the Dogs to win by 1-39, the Dogs to lead at quarter time, the Swans to lead at half time, the Dogs to lead at the final change and the first half to be higher scoring than the second half.

All those options landed, again at odds of $251 and the punter had turned a $20 investment into a $50k profit in the space of a couple of hours.

The racing multi:

Leg 1: Real Love ($4.40) – Moonee Valley Race 3

Leg 2: Don’t Doubt Mamma ($3.70) – Moonee Valley Race 6

Leg 3: It’s Somewhat ($2.10) – Randwick Race 3

Leg 4: Hauraki ($6) – Randwick Race 7

Leg 5: The Quarterback ($5.50) – Flemington Race 4

Leg 6: Hartnell ($2.05) – Flemington Race 7

Leg 7: Ulmann ($3.80) – Flemington Race 9

The AFL multi 1:

Leg 1: Luke Parker 1st goal scorer
Leg 2: Tom Boyd to kick 3 or more goals
Leg 3: Western Bulldogs 1-39
Stake: $10
Payout: $25,010

The AFL multi 2:

Leg 1: Tom Boyd to kick 3 or more
Leg 2: Western Bulldogs 1-39
Leg 3: Western Bulldogs to lead at 1/4 time
Leg 4: Sydney Swans to lead at ½ time
Leg 5: Western Bulldogs to lead at ¾ time
Leg 6: First half to be highest scoring half
Stake: $10
Payout: $25,010

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