A sportsbet.com.au punter collected more than $788,000 by winning Saturday’s Moonee Valley Quaddie.
Plenty of punters made an early exit when $26 chance Merriest won the first leg. Many of those that survived were halfway home when favourite Voodoo Lad ($2.70) saluted in the second leg.
The knock-out punch came in the third leg when the $31 bolter Awesome Rock won the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.
There was no KO for the online bookmaker’s client and it was a case of bring on the last leg, where he had two live runners.
The Sportsbet punter did not have to sweat much as one of his two hopes, the $5.50 second favourite Killarney Kid, scored well turning his $400 wager into $788,171.17.
“There was no field job in any leg, with the punter selecting Merriest one out and only Awesome Rock and The Cleaner in the Dato. He is either a genius or got incredibly lucky using a blindfold and a pin,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.
How the Sportsbet punter turned $400 into $788,171.17.
Leg 1: Race 6 – 11 Merriest (win).
Leg 2: Race 7 – 4. Keen Array (P2), 1. Fast ‘n’ Rocking (L), 3. Voodoo Lad (win)
Leg 3: Race 8 – 7. Awesome Rock (win), 3. The Cleaner (L).
Leg 4: Race 9 – 2. Killarney Kid (win), 1. Tall Ship (L).