A tale of betting woe [...]; LETTERS.
A tale of betting woe LAST Saturday morning I sat in front of the newspapers studying form, as I do every week, and picked out six horses to back through Sky Bet.
I never put on a huge stake and was very happy to receive a return of just less than PS1,400, including bonus.
On Sunday morning I dabbled on a few races, winning on a few, losing on a few, nothing special.
Sunday night was the night that should have had a huge impact.
I picked another seven horses at Aqueduct, again through Sky Bet, and placed an accumulator of PS4 each-way.
Now I know nothing about racing outside Britain, but what was about to happen beggars belief.
I was offered a cash-out of PS521 and agonised but took the offer as a healthy return for my PS8 stake, largely because the commentator wasn't overly confident about my horse and it put me off.
I wish I hadn't and I also wish I had done a Heinz, as then I could have left it to run without a care, similar to Saturday. The next four horses all won and, had I left my original stake, I would have collected just less than PS38,000.
First, what a prize idiot! Second, how often would you ever pick not one but two big accumulators in a single weekend - a six-timer and a seven-timer, the second of which was all at one track? Richard Smith Cambridge