Streams Of Whiskey (grey silks) knocked out the final 112 units in leg fourPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Record Scoop6 to exceed £4m next weekend
NEXT weekend the biggest ever Scoop6 win dividend will be up for grabs and with the win fund already sitting at £1,528,248, and with £1,533,528 in the bonus pot, Betfred expect the combined pool to exceed £4 million as the bet rolled over for the eighth consecutive week.
The £3,061,776 rollover, the fourth largest in Scoop6 history, came after just four legs on a day when big-priced winners stumped punters. The £1.5m bet into the fund on Saturday took the win dividend to within £14,000 of the highest ever total, but did not provide a single winning ticket.
"We were 4-6 that the Scoop6 was won this Saturday and incredibly once again it rolled after just four legs," said Totepool spokesperman Mark Pearson. "Turnover was massive at £1,585,098 and next weekend the combined win and bonus funds will go over £4m.
"If it eludes the punters again it would be a record rollover in the bet's fifteen year history. We could even end up with record combined funds which was in November 2008 when it hit £4.5m. The Scoop6 has once again caught the public's imagination."
The rollover was caused by a day of shocks, starting with the Sue Smith-trained 16-1 shot No Planning in the very first leg at Haydock, who decimated the massive pool leaving just 12,851 tickets remaining.
Karl Burke's Georgian Bay, who at 11-2 was the shortest priced winner in the Scoop6 while the bet was still alive, landed leg two at Kempton and only 1,948 going into the 17-runner handicap hurdle at Haydock, which was won by 9-1 chance Carlton Jack for Jonjo O'Neill.
That left a meagre 112 units hoping to survive Haydock's 19-runner handicap chase, but victory went the way of the Nicky Richards-trained Streams Of Whiskey, who was 18-1 with bookmakers and one of six runners not selected by a single punter, meaning the bet went down with two legs still remaining.
There were 536 winners of the place dividend, who picked up £591.40 each.