Some very famous horses failing to make the frame in the Gold Cup put paid to many punters dreams during the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, and not even a win from Tiger Roll in the Triumph Hurdle could save them, since none of the top 3 managed to place – former Gold Cup winner Ruby Walsh even fell from Abyssial.
It was the Gold Cup though that was a massacre for Placepot bettors.
Bobs Worth was the favourite but didn’t even manage a top 4 spot, coming in 5th, while second favourite Silviniaco Conti came 4th.
A 20/1 outsider called Lord Windermere was the unexpected winner, and 88% of the units still in the bet were knocked out at this point with 2 legs still to go.
That meant there were just 431.25 units remaining.
Two races later though, and only 21.20 units remained after all was said and done, creating a very nice dividend of £44,616.30 per unit with the winners sharing a pot worth almost £1 million.
The 6 winners were as follows:
|1||Tiger Roll||Gordon Elliott||10/1|
|2||Lac Fontana||Paul Nicholls||11/1|
|3||Very Wood||Noel Meade||33/1|
|4||Lord Windermere||Jim Culloty||20/1|
|5||Tammys Hill||Liam Lennon||15/2|
|6||Don Poli||Willie Mullins||12/1|
The biggest individual share of the pot isn’t known, but there will certainly have been some very happy faces among the winners.