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Unlucky Punter Misses Out On £148,593 By A Nose

Thomas Thorn

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Unlucky Punter Misses Out On £148,593 By A Nose

Whilst three people won a huge £643,903.40 from Saturday's Scoop 6, you have to feel for the unlucky punters.

Thirteen people missed out on a whopping £148k after the horse they backed, Silva Eclipse was beaten by a nose when it was overtaken in the final moments of the Old Boston Handicap Hurdle at Haydock.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

After five correct selections, Mike Ridgeway needed Silva Eclipse to win the race to net him a massive £148,593.09 from his £32 stake. He watched the final race with his friends but wasn't too disheartened with the result.

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He said: "When he got over the last I just shouted, "We're there, we're there' and then I thought it was a dead heat."

"A few drinks were required afterwards but more in sorrow than anger really. I've done the Scoop6 for donkey's years and I've had a few occasions where I've been knocking on the door but I've never come as close as this one.

"I'm actually quite philosophical about these things. I've been punting on horses for a long time. I take the good and the not-so-good in equal measure really.

"You can study form for hours but at the end of the day, if the luck's not with you you're not going to win," Ridgeway added.

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You can read more about these unlucky punters at the Racing Post by clicking here.

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