Single Punter Scoops the Lot

  • Last Updated: December 9 2012, 10:23 GMT

One punter is celebrating after landing the £727,828 totescoop6 bonus fund courtesy of a dour staying performance from Hello Bud at Aintree.

Hello Bud (l) rolled back the years to win
Hello Bud (l) rolled back the years to win

With 23 tickets covering all but six horses in the bonus race - the Betfred Becher Chase - it looked likely the pot would be won but only one ticket holder plumped for the evergreen 14-year-old who hung on grimly from Join Together.

"The question on everyone's lips was who would win today's giant Scoop6 bonus fund and we're delighted for the punter who has pocketed nearly three-quarters of a million pounds," said totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths.

Two tickets made it through to the final leg of the weekend's totescoop6 but neither was on Lively Baron who ground out victory from Major Malarkey. This means there is a rollover of £47,298 in the win fund while the bonus pot starts again at £20,270.

A total of £135,138 was bet into the weekend's pool and there were 95 winners of the place fund, picking up £284.50 apiece.