Wings of Eagles has had a great day by winning the 2017 Epsom Derby. The 40/1 outsider was pretty much last for the first mile of the race. It was only in the final furlong anyone noticed him creeping up the ranks and in the closing stages he passed everyone to claim a stunning victory.
William Hill were running a great offer on this race. All you had to do was place a £10 bet on any UK horse race today and they would give you a £10 free bet on the winner of the derby. You didn’t even have to place the bet, it didn’t matter who won. You had a £10 bet on the winner. Winnings were paid as free bets and capped at £100. As Wings of Eagles was 40/1 that meant anyone on the offer claimed the full £100 in free bets.
Matched Bettors will have then turned this into £80-£90 profit. Not a bad profit on 1 offer.
I would have completely missed this offer if I hadn’t logged onto Oddsmonkey this morning.
I can imagine William Hill are pretty sick right now as most bookies will have cleaned up on the shock result. It was the longest priced derby winner wince 1974 when Snow Knight won at 50/1.
Frankie Dettoris dreams of a third Derby win were dashed in the closing stages, he was riding pre-race favourite Cracksman. He was passed by Cliffs of Moher, a stablemate of Wings of Eagles, and it looked for all the world that Cliffs would take it but Wings of Eagles was not to be denied an historic victory.
A great day for trainer Aidan O’Brien and a great day for all Oddsmonkey members!
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