Punter wins incredible 42,525-1 Cheltenham accumulator – through luck of the Irish

This year’s Festival saw a profitable one for the bookies after Gold Cup day.

Downpours and heavily backed favourites romping home to victory had given the punters an early advantage.

But outsider Al Boum’s Gold Cup win saw them take an overall profit on the final day of the festival.

Al Boum’s win gave the bookies a win for the festival, proving the saying the “bookmaker always wins”.

CHELTENHAM: A punter bagged nearly £80,000 (Pic: GETTY)

“We can‘t really complain they plundered the second best-known Paddy in Ireland”

Paddy Power

However, one punter managed to buck the trend and pulled off a massive win.

The Irish punter, who does not wish to be named, staked €2 each way on a five-way accumulator.

His bet, which finished with the unfancied Al Boum to win the Gold Cup, was priced at 42,525-1.

And banking on the luck of the Irish, the punter’s horses all hailed from the Emerald Isle.

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After watching Al Boum’s victory, the racing fan scooped £73,000 from his £4 stake.

Paddy Power spokeswoman Rachael Kane said they were happy to hand out the winnings to an Irish punter on St Patrick’s Day.

She said: “Having remained patriotic in every single leg of his selections, we can‘t really complain they plundered the second best-known Paddy in Ireland.”

Despite the downpour at this year’s festival,

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But fans were blamed for moaning about money after .

The hot favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle snapped its leg over a fence and had to be put down.

Horse racing fans slammed punters for moaning about their loss of winnings from Sir Erec’s death.

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