Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights at The Valley on Friday nights are always enjoyable affairs and one punter in particular had a night to remember at the end of last week.
Incredibly, this punter put together a winning multi that included a horse in every single race of the evening and in the process was able to turn $50 into $21,[email protected]
The action started in the opening race – our punter’s selection Circomo never looked like winning the race as Tuskar Brook bolted in to record an impressive win, but Circomo was able to finish a clear second.
Valiant Spirit also finished a clear second in the second race of the evening and the run of second place finishes continued as Branksome Chimes (Race 3) and Greviste (Race 4) were both narrowly denied wins by Freeze Over and Hunamosa respectively.
Our punter looked in trouble at one stage in the Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge, but Rockets Red Glare was able to hit the line strongly to finish third and keep his multi alive.
There were more nervous moments in the sixth race as Divine Dice clearly ran out of puff after leading early, but he did enough to hold on for third and another second place finish from Raindrops On Roses in the seventh race meant that our punter was now only one race away from an incredible multi win.
It was a race in two in the final event of the evening at The Valley as Darren Weir-trained Avanti Rose fought off Miss Vesper in the final 100 metres, but our punters attention was locked on the battle for third.
Club Tropicana received a lovely run in transit, but was a touch one-paced when asked for an extra effort in the straight and she went to the line along with Falling Waters.
Falling Waters looked to have the better of Club Tropicana and the heart of our punter would have sunk, but the photo showed that Club Tropicana got her nose down at the right time to claim third.
Not one of our punter’s selection won a race at The Valley on Friday night, but that did not stop him turning $50 Into $21,139.52!