Punter reportedly loses €575,000 on Willie Mullins' Douvan one day after winning a €460,000 bet
There can't be a punter in the world who has experienced such contrasting fortunes in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday at Cheltenham, one bookie paid out a £400,000 (€460,000) bet on Altior, who won the Arkle impressively at short odds of 1/4. Today, Douvan was meant to be a similar banker in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, going off at just 2/9.
However, disaster struck for the Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins horse, with Douvan finishing seventh after a disappointing run. Many punters were left licking their wounds after the shock, but none more so than the yesterday's big winner.
Yesterday this bookie paid out on a £400,000 bet on Altior...— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) March 15, 2017
Today they've had a £500,000 bet from the same punter on Douvan! pic.twitter.com/AvI4wJ2eVq
Before the race, BBC Five Live reported that the bookie who paid out on Altior, took a £500,000 bet from the same person on Douvan.
Given that the large wager on Altior yielded just £100,000 in profit, his gamble on the two big favourites of the first two days didn't pay off at all.