Mystery punter from Dundee gives bookies the old 'One Two'
A mystery William Hill punter has struck the bookies for six for the second time in less than a year.
After scooping £45,000 last year, the punter has struck again, staking an initial £5 to win a whopping £32,581.60.
On Friday night, the man walked into a William Hill shop in Dundee and placed a £5 reverse forecast patent - essentially picking the first two to cross the line in three separate races - at Nottingham (dogs), Peterborough (dogs) and Wolverhampton (horses).
While his bet sounds complicated, Hills think they have sussed the man out.
"Looking at his selections he only goes for horses or dogs numbered one or two," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "We will be keeping our eyes peeled for anyone following the same formula and are even considering getting in touch with the BHA (British Horse Racing Authority) and the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) to see if they would consider numbering all their dogs and horse from three upwards."
Delving back into the archives, Hills found that his previous winner was exactly the same, backing horses and dogs numbered one or two in a £5 reverse forecast patent.
"It is clearly a formula that works," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
6:44 Nottingham -First: Salacres Gal (7/2), Second: Slaneyside Davey (2/1)
7:22 Peterborough - First: Southoe Bell (4/1), Second: Forgot The Past (2/1)
8:10 Wolverhampton - First: Cwmni (6/1); Second: Look For Love (3/1)