Our traders were floored last night after a clued-in Cork punter hit us for €219713.80 after all 8 of his selections on his €35 accumulator landed. Yes, you read that big number right…

The optimistic online customer’s 6,277/1 shot got off to a flyer when Zain Emperor and Sword Exceed romped home at Lingfield, before Up Ten Down Two and Nick Vedder maintained his momentum by landing victories at Newcastle.

Swish was first to the post in Dundalk to make five from five on his racing selections as his attention turned to the evening’s football, after he clearly decided one sport was not enough for this mega-punt.

Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side continued the streak by leading at half time and full time just down the road at Oriel Park and things continued to get better for the Leesider as Aberdeen achieved the same result against Dundee.

It was left to Derby County to land the windfall by beating QPR and they duly obliged with Matej Vydra hitting the winner for the rams on the 70th minute.

Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said “It may have come a day early but it’s fair to say that this Corkman has made a fool out of the lot of us. Landing eight selections across three racing fixtures and three football matches is no small feat and we can only congratulate him on pulling our pants down.”

Selections:
7/2 Zain Emperor 1400 @ Lingfield (W)
9/4 Sword Exceed 1430 @ Lingfield (W)
5/2 Up Ten Down Two 1745 @ Newcastle (W)
7/2 Nick Vedder 1815 @ Newcastle (W)
8/15 Swish 1900 @Dundalk (W)
11/10 Dundalk HT/FT Dundalk vs Drogheda (W)
19/10 Derby win vs QPR (W)
13/10 Aberdeen HT/FT Dundee vs Aberdeen (W)