Christmas gift for Lucky punter
One Sky Bet customer got the perfect Christmas present when his 50 pence each-way Lucky 15 copped over £22,000 on Thursday.
Two of the selections won at Chelmsford City
The inspired player saw all four horses win in under an hour with his £30 bet realising a remarkable profit of £22,240.85.
That was in no small part down to Sky Bet's Best Odds Guaranteed concession which more than doubled the winnings and well and truly ensured that Christmas arrived early.
The last of the quartet to oblige was the Stuart Williams trained Realize (11/4 fav) who ran out a relatively comfortable half length winner of the feature Weatherbys Stallion Book Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford City.
The ball begun rolling when Barton Gift struck at 28/1 at Bangor-on-Dee for John Spearing and Andrew Thornton who is approaching his own milestone of 1,000 career winners.
If that wasn't reason enough to celebrate, then the victory of 18/1 chance Tellovoi would have got the juices flowing as Dougie Costello nursed Richard Guest's charge home by a short-head at Chelmsford.
It was then over to Wolverhampton where the 12/1 success of Arize, beating odds-on favourite Tegara, would have come as a surprise to many but not this inspired punter.
It was just left to Realize to do the business and send the Sky Bet customer off walking in a winter wonderland.
The online bookmaker's PR Racing Manager Michael Shinners said: "What a fantastic way to start the festive season.
"We take our hats off to the customer who combined three big price selections with the well-backed Realize and we wish him a very merry Christmas."