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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Punter Paul Dean stands to collect at least £250000 on Thursday after opting to partially cash out his remarkable £5 accumulator
Thursday, 18 March, 2021
Punter Paul Dean collected £250,000 on Thursday after opting to partially cash out his remarkable £5 accumulator before Envoi Allen suffered a shock defeat when falling in the Marsh Novices’ Chase.
The 40-year-old had the option of letting the bet roll and relying on odds-on favourite Envoi Allen to win him £511,225 in the Marsh Novices’ Chase or to take a partial cash-out offer from Betfair.
Dean was offered a £275,000 cash-out from Betfair but following discussions with the bookmaker, he accepted a partial cash-out of £300,000 if Envoi Allen won and £250,0000 the field.
His decision not to let the bet run paid off after the six-year-old fell at the fourth fence.
This was the moment on #RacingPostLive when Envoi Allen fell in the Marsh
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He said: “I was happy after a couple of furlongs and wanted him to win as a racing fan and looked away when he fell.
It would have been better if he’d won but I can’t complain and the most important thing is that Envoi Allen and Jack Kennedy walked away afterwards.
“I’m not annoyed I didn’t take the original cash-out option of £275,000.
I always put more money on the horse I fancy.
That’s the way I like to play.
It’s Cheltenham and everybody knows how competitive the racing is and how easily things like this can happen.”
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“It’s not so much the races that make me nervous, it’s the months leading up to the festival when my selections shortened.
You’ve seen how many drop out and you just hope yours doesn’t get injured.”
Dean, from Stockton-on-Tees, had not decided how he will spend the money, but has a few options, and added: “It’s a life-changing sum.
I might buy another house or perhaps invest in my own horse.
I’ll be going on plenty of holidays and would like to take my parents away.”
Dean stuck the five-fold bet when the sport returned in June and got off to a flyer when Golden Horde (12-1) and Hello Youmzain (10-1) won the Commonwealth Cup and Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
He then watched Shishkin, who he had backed at 4-1, win the Arkle and Bob Olinger, who he had at 25-1, canter home in the Ballymore.
His selections were far from stabs in the dark, and Dean added: “I study form all the time and the festival is my big target every year.
I always try to land a big one and I fancied the pair at Royal Ascot.
“I’m gutted I can’t be there as it’s the first festival my father Eric and I have missed in 19 years – we’ve made lots of friends.”
Barry Orr said: “At Paul’s request we gave him a partial cash-out offer, which reflected his desire to have a portion of his incredible bet still running on Envoi Allen, while ensuring a substantial profit.”
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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Chantry House took the Marsh Novices' Chase after Envoi Allen's untimely and unexpected early exit in the opening race on the third day of the Cheltenham
Thursday 18 March 2021 14:30, UK
Chantry House took the Marsh Novices’ Chase after Envoi Allen’s untimely and unexpected early exit in the opening race on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.
All eyes had been on Envoi Allen and there was a real sense of anti-climax when the 4-9 favourite came down at the fourth fence, leaving his jockey Jack Kennedy disconsolate.
It was trainer Nicky Henderson who was the beneficiary, saddling the 9-1 winner Chantry House, ridden by Nico de Boinville, as well as the runner-up Fusil Raffles for good measure.
The latter was up front from the start along with Shan Blue, who was given the office by Harry Skelton to stretch the field a long way out.
That injection of pace caught the opposition off guard, but they still were able to reel in Dan Skelton’s charge after three out where the Henderson pair were in prime position.
Chantry House proved the stronger up the hill to prevail by three lengths from Fusil Raffles and give Henderson a 70th winner at the Festival.
Asterion Forlonge was another two lengths back in third, with Chatham Street Lad fourth.
Henderson said: “He was very good.
To be fair, when Dan’s horse quickened up down the back, it was a bit like last year.
When he ran in the Supreme behind Shishkin he looked to need another half mile and it looked the same again.
“You’d have to think he’ll be going over three miles sooner rather than later.
“At Wetherby last time out he was good, but he needed surgery on his back after he ran here the time before.
He did well to get back in time to run at Wetherby, in truth.
“He’s a lovely horse and I’d hoped he would at least give Envoi Allen a bit of a race, but you’ve got to take it when you are given a chance like that.
“I don’t know why we wouldn’t go over three miles at Aintree or Punchestown, it just depends how quick he recovers.”
He added: “It’s a pity he (Envoi Allen) fell from a lot of points of view, buton the other hand it was nice to take the opportunity.
He’s looked flawless all year so it was a surprise to see him do that.
“We looked in top gear for a lot of the race there, so it certainly looked like going further would help him.
“We’ve had a couple of disappointments this week, it’s nice to get JP (McManus, owner) on the board for the week, too.”
Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Envoi Allen, said: “Jack just said he was a little bit keen.
He just launched at the fence, unfortunately, and that was it.
“I’ve had a look at him though and he looked fine, and Jack’s fine too, so that’s good.”
– March 18, 2021
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