Cheltenham punter walks away from £1.7m shot, turns out to be best cash out ever 3 years ago

Cheltenham punter walks away from £1.7m shot, turns out to be best cash out ever

Well done.

Getting greedy is when you make a loss. But betting with your logic and not your hopes can be pretty damn profitable.

The Cheltenham Festival throws up some cracking tales of woe, luck and successful expertise - and that's only in the bookies.

One punter during the week pocketed nearly £850,000 with this ridiculous five-horse accumulator. And, although the cash out in question here didn't reap as much monetary rewards, it would've offered a hell of a lot of satisfaction.

A 50 quid bet during the week was promising to return over £1.7 million. The cash out? Just over 14 grand. And, my, what a cash out it was.

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At the perfect time, the bet money on the table was taken.

Afterwards, Dodging Bullets watched on as Sprinter Sacre made the Champion Chase his own again (insert dodging a bullet pun here). Balthazar King? He fell in the very next race to the shock of the nation and the delight of this punter who's three winners accumulated a 285/1 shot.

Stake: £50.00

Cash out return: £14,273.44

That's how you bet.