They said that patience is a virtue and that has certainly been the case with one of our punters, who has just turned $80 into a cool $71,850.40 with a big futures multi.
This bet was placed in the early stages of March and it really was a very versatile wager.
The 2017 Golden Slipper in March was the first event in this epic multi and our punter locked in $4 for speedy filly She Will Reign to win the world’s richest two-year-olds event.
She Will Reign drifted to longer odds than $4 following her defeat in the Reisling Stakes, but that didn’t bother our punter when she absolutely bolted in to win the Golden Slipper.
Our punter backed Sydney FC to win the 2016/2017 A-League Championship and they were the best team all season long, but there were a few nervous moments in the A-League Grand Final.
A late goal from the Melbourne Victory would have ended our punters run before it really started, but Sydney FC were eventually able to secure the title in a dramatic penalty shootout and that kept our punter alive.
His two other soccer bets were much smoother sailing.
Real Madrid, who our punter backed at the juicy price of $5.50, were nothing short of dominant against Juventus in the Champions League Final and Manchester United ($2.88) proved too strong for Ajax in the Europa Cup Final.
Our punter then had a big wait on his hand as his final two legs included a top eight selection in both the NRL and the AFL.
He locked in $1.80 for the Parramatta Eels to qualify for the NRL top eight and there is no doubt that he was sweating bullets when the Eels had won only four of their first six games after suffering big defeats at the hands of the Gold Coast Titans, Cronulla Sharks, Canberra Raiders and New Zealand Warriors.
The Eels improved significantly in the second half of the season and they secured their berth in the top eight with their win over the Gold Coast Titans this weekend.
There is no doubt that our punter put plenty of faith in Richmond and this is a club that has cost many a punter a big best in the past, but once again our punters assessment proved to be absolutely spot-on.
Richmond have been inside the top eight all season and they guaranteed their place in September with their dominant victory over Fremantle.
The five month wait was well and truly worth it for our punter and he is now enjoying a windfall of $71,850.40 from just an $80 investment!