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Scoop6 bonus hunt delayed by cold weather

THE weather again put pay to Saturday's Scoop6 with the abandonment of Sandown leaving punters with just a Scoop3 and no immediate glimpse at the £1.8 million bonus.

None of the 87 winners of the Scoop3 from Lingfield and Kempton are now eligible for a life-changing bonus of £1,808,264 which will again rollover until January 17th at the earliest.

The Scoop3 dividend paid out £7,791, more than a three horse SP accumulator of 2039-1 on the same trio.

The majority of the 2,739 punters that entered the final leg were on the Richard Hannon-trained Grande Caimen but it was 16-1 outsider Evident Pride that swept through to take the spoils.

There were 7,786 winners of Saturday's place fund, each winning a dividend of £20.80.

Tote racecourse marketing  manager Ben Turnbull said: "It is always a big disappointment to lose race meetings on a Saturday but the Scoop3 provided players with excellent value.

"When you think that today's dividend paid £3,711 more than a three horse accumulator. It just goes to show what a tremendous bet it is regardless of how many races take place.

"And the excitement continues next week when all Totescoop6 players will be looking for the winning formula to get their shot at the massive £2 million bonus fund!"

Last week's £393,673 win fund rollover was incorporated in Saturday's Scoop3, meaning that the win fund will start from scratch next weekend, when racing comes from Kempton and Warwick.

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