THE trainers’ title may be dominating the headlines ahead of Saturday’s jumps season finale at Sandown but for two anonymous Scoop6 winners the focus is very much on solving the bet365 Gold Cup puzzle and landing the bonus fund, which stands at a remarkable £1,394,434.
The two punters each pocketed £422,641 for an outlay of just £8 and £72 last weekend and can significantly add to their hauls should they correctly identify the winner of the bet365 Gold Cup.
Remarkably, the smaller-staking punter has won the Scoop6 before, bagging £349,618 from an £8 stake in November 2014.
The 48-year-old Londoner, who placed last week’s winning bet online in an airport departure lounge while waiting to jet off on holiday, said: “I can’t believe I won it again. Most punters go their whole life without winning the Scoop6 so to do it twice is just unbelievable.
“I always follow Paul Nicholls and he came up trumps for me last weekend with two winners.”
Keeping the faith
The punter admits he is likely to keep the faith with Paul Nicholls, who saddles last year’s winner Just A Par and ante-post favourite Southfield Theatre.
“I already have my eye on his two entries in the bonus race and I’d love to see him win it and retain the trainers’ title,” the Londoner added.
Totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “This is what the Scoop6 is all about with two small-staking players going for a life-changing bonus fund. It’s mind-boggling to think that in the space of seven days one of them could walk away with the best part of £2m.”
Saturday’s Scoop6 races:
Leg 1: 2.10 Haydock
Leg 2: 2.20 Sandown
Leg 3: 2.40 Ripon
Leg 4: 3.20 Haydock
Leg 5: 3.50 Ripon
Leg 6: 4.10 Sandown
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