One Neds punter is going to be feeling pretty proud of themselves after landing a big score with this 14 leg multi win. It took two weeks to play out but the agony and the nerves will undoubtedly have been worth it as the $200 outlay was turned into $95,239.25.
It started on the weekend of the glamourous Monaco F1 Grand Prix where our punter backed both Red Bull drivers to finish the race.
Only one driver didn’t finish and that was Charles Leclerc of Ferrari. Both Max Verstappen (4th) and Pierre Gasly (5th) finished the race and made the first leg a winner.
On that same weekend, there was a leg from the English Super League where they backed the competition frontrunners St Helens to get by Castleford.
Generally backing the league leaders to win is a good strategy and it really paid off as St Helens cruised to a 20 point win.
That wasn’t all from the rugby league world though, our punter also backed the Storm to beat the Bulldogs and the Storm did what they always do and won pretty comfortably.
Apparently backing one leg in a game isn’t enough though, so they decided to add a bit of extra difficulty taking a three-leg same game multi for the Demons-Giants AFL Round 10 match.
Taking the Giants to win for the first part wasn’t that much of a stretch really, they should have beaten the Dees… and they did.
What was impressive was backing under 163.5 total points and still having confidence that the Giants would get over 85.5 on their own.
Sitting on 81 going into the three quarter time break the Giants part of it looked pretty safe as did the overall total with just 24 points contributed by the Dees.
A seven goal final team almost tripped things up pushing the final score to 94-68 and the under just saluting by a solitary point.
The other AFL leg backed St Kilda to beat Carlton in a battle of the battlers and the Saints overcame some wayward kicking to take a 13 point win and make Carlton lose… again.
Thankfully the final leg of the weekend was pretty straightforward as Glenelg just about doubled up Port Adelaide in the SANFL competition with a 107-58 win.
So that closed out the first weekend and first five legs of the multi but there was still plenty of drama to come.
There wasn’t too much drama in the three legs to come from the Women’s Singles draw of the French Open, with this Big Score backing some big wins from (Australia’s French Open Champion) Ash Barty as well as Kiki Bertens and Sloane Stephens (both of whom are not the current French Open Champion like Barty).
There wasn’t much trouble for Barty as she ran through Jessica Pegula in straight sets.
Dutch fourth seed Bertens also cruised through her first round match in straight sets, as she was backed to do defeating Pauline Parmentier 6-3 6-4.
The third and final straight sets winner backed was Sloane Stephens who took the first set against Misaki Doi 6-3 but needed a tiebreaker to take the second set.
There was one other tennis leg but that was a two week long play and the last one to salute so we can get to that a little bit later.
Our bettor took on a triple header of Cricket World Cup plays starting with the tournament opener where they backed England to beat South Africa.
A 104 run win gave the hosts the best possible start… until they lost to Pakistan four days later.
Up next was the New Zealand-Sri Lanka match and our punter would have been celebrating early when the Kiwi bowlers skittled their opponents for 136 given the openers an easy target they reached in just 16.1 overs without fall.
Of course there had to be a bet on the Aussies and they looked comfortable beating Afghanistan in their opener by seven wickets with 15 overs to spare.
We just won’t mention how they went against India.
There is a reason we will only briefly touch on the 13th leg of this multi and it has nothing to do with superstition. It’s literally all that dour Champions League Final warrants for a mention. Liverpool won 2-0 and they backed a Reds win.
Ok now for the final play to seal this return of over $95000 which, when you think about it was the only way you can find value backing Rafael Nadal to win at the French Open.
He was backed to win the whole tournament and considering he went into the final at around $1.20 it says a lot about his stature at Roland Garros.
Anyway last night he beat Dominic Thiem in the final and gave our punter one massive win on this 14-leg multi, if you want a run down of all the legs, here you go.