£44,616.30 Placepot Dividend at Cheltenham 2014


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:

Race Winner Trainer Odds
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.