Punter Picks Prince of Penzance for $169,000 Win as William Hill’s Racing In-Play Breaks Records
William Hill Australia recorded its biggest ever Melbourne Cup as one very astute punter picked Prince of Penzance for a massive $169,000 windfall.
The punter placed several bets on the Darren Weir trained gelding this morning, cheering home Michelle Payne for one of the most memorable wins in recent Cup history.
William Hill also recorded their biggest ever day of live racing with more In-Play bets placed on the Melbourne Cup alone, than the any other race day this spring.
“Picking the Melbourne Cup winner is always a challenge, but the punter who picked the Prince of Penzance will go down in William Hill history as an absolute genius!” William Hill spokesman Tim Ashworth said.
“We also had another win $62,000 and a couple of patient punters back the winning ride after the jump via Racing In-Play for a very tidy collect.”
Fame Game and Trip to Paris were the worst results pre-jump for William Hill, while strong finishes from Max Dynamite and Criterion helped thousands of punters who hedged their bets each way on the race.
Melbourne Cup 2015
Fixed Odds Results from WilliamHill.com.au
1. Prince Of Penzance $101/ $19
2. Max Dynamite $4.10
3. Criterion $5.50