Scoop6: Leicester fan guarantees huge profit by laying on Exchange

All eyes on Newbury on Saturday to see if Christopher Downes can land the Scoop6 pot
All eyes on Newbury on Saturday to see if Christopher Downes can land the Scoop6 pot
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Scoop6 bonus hunter Christopher Downes has revealed that he will guarantee himself a near five-figure profit in his quest for a slice of Saturday's near £1m pot by laying off his selection on the Betfair Exchange. If he wins the pot, the Leicester fan has some interesting plans...

""I will go for the shortest price so that I can win the most for my £30,000 liability. I have two once in a lifetime events happening simultaneously. I was born near Leicester and have been a lifelong supporter so for my team to have a chance of winning the Premier League and me to win the Scoop6 is just ridiculous."

Downes, a keen punter whose previous biggest win was £3,400 on a placepot, is leaning towards picking the favourite, Blazer, as his selection in Saturday's bonus race at Newbury, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.

By picking the 7/2 favourite the retired Insurance claims assessor and lifelong Leicester City fan from Lincoln can then lay the same horse on Betfair and lock in a profit, regardless of the result.

"I will go for the shortest price so that I can win the most for my £30,000 liability," Downes said. "I have two once in a lifetime events happening simultaneously. I was born near Leicester and have been a lifelong supporter so for my team to have a chance of winning the Premier League and me to win the Scoop6 is just ridiculous.

"It was some day last Saturday, with us beating Man City and me landing £67,000, so presuming Leicester finish in the top four I will be using my winnings to watch the away legs of the Champions League next season. But if I was lucky enough to win the bonus I will buy a racehorse and call it Vardyavinaparty."

Betfair spokesman Barry Orr said: "Christopher has shown how clever he is at picking winners and he is in extraordinarily good shape to make sure he profits should his likely pick, Blazer, get beaten.

"We regularly have customers who use the Exchange to lock in a profit when going for the Scoop6 bonus and we wish him the best of luck tomorrow and with Leicester for the remainder of the season."


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