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Big Winners on Betfair: Inspired punter wins £21k from £1 thanks to Cash-Out

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One lucky punter won over £21k on a losing bet at Sandown

An inspired punter today won over £21k from a £1 each-way stake thanks to the excellent decision to use Betfair's Cash-Out facility midway through a race...


Timing was everything for one lucky Betfair punter on Saturday when he cashed out of his seven-horse £1 each-way accumulator for a profit of £21,532, as the sixth leg of his bet was running in the 15:35 race at Sandown Park this afternoon.

With the first five horses in the bet all winning the intrepid punter was looking at a payout of £335,000 should his last two picks win.

The aptly named, Bangers And Cash, was the sixth leg and as the race was being run the customer took the inspired decision to cash out of his bet and secure the payout.

Although Bangers And Cash went on to finish third, meaning the punter's bet was still alive, his potential winnings and cash-out value would have been significantly lower becuase of the horse not winning.

Had the punter not cashed-out during or after the sixth race, the bet would have been settled as a loser with the seventh and final selection, Es Perfecto, finishing unplaced.

Betfair Spokesman, Barry Orr, commented: "Fortunately for the customer they cashed out as the race was being run as the horse went on to finish third and his last leg was also beat. It's great to see a small stake customer use the cash out tool to such great effect".

The seven horses were:

- 13:15: Spiced Run (WON)
- 13:50: Champagne Twist (WON)
- 14:25: Go Dante (WON)
- 15:00: Honky Tonk Highway (WON)
- 15:35: Scarface (WON)
- 16:10: Bangers And Cash (3rd)
- 16:40: Es Perfecto (Unplaced)


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