Day three of drama at Cheltenham sees Betfair punter land a longshot double to the tune of £3k...
Day three at the Cheltenham Festival was full of drama and proved to be doubly brilliant for the punter who landed a spectacular two-fold.
They bet £5 and collected winnings of just under £3k as both legs came in on a Thursday that had it all.
There was an extraordinary ending to the much-anticipated opening race as Bob Olinger drifted to 999/1 in-running before Gallopin Des Champs fell at the final hurdle. There were more comfortable wins for Allaho and Flooring Porter.
Away from the headlines, our punter won big with a longshot double.
Third Wind did the business in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle, although only by a neck, thanks to a stewards' inquiry, after touching 200.00199/1 in-running.
The second part of the bet came in when Coole Cody won the Plate Handicap Chase, front-running then losing his lead, only to regain it and cross the line ahead of the field
It all leaves the Festival poised for what should be a thrilling finale on day four.
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