Back Tye, drink the bar dry!
Punter Ben Dewhurst, a huge fan of jockey Tye Angland (even before today), has cleaned up on an outrageous racing parlay - hitting the 'cash out' button at just the right time.
An in-form Angland headed to Wednesday's Warwick Farm meeting with a book of five rides (it was originally six but Flash Fibian was scratched from R7), and Ben was keen to back him in.
"I generally take Angland doubles and trebles each meeting. Tye actually gave me a signed set of riding breeches and a photo only a few weeks ago," Ben said.
Outlaying a total of just $15, Ben took all of Angland's rides in a parlay bet that gave him 20 different trebles for a 75c stake on each.
Ben got off to a flyer with Angland guiding Godolphin colt Roosevelt to a narrow win in the opening race.
Luckily for Ben, bet365 offer SP as back-up when you take fixed odds, so instead of getting $8 for Roosevelt, he got $12.
Things got a little more exciting when Mandylion, locked in at $13 but a drifter to $21, skipped away to take out the third by 2L.
Who Is Game, a veteran mare trained by Michael Byers, looked a rough hope at best in race four but Angland got her to the outside at the top of the straight and she flooded home to score by 1.3L at monster odds.
With three legs down, Ben had already nailed one of his treble combinations but given he was in a team meeting for work he could only sneak a peak at the results and the 'cash out' figure of $11,265.
Without the time or resources to work out the maths on his bet, Ben decided to bank bet365's offer before his next leg - Star of Monsoon ($4 out to $5) in race six.
It would have been a truly harrowing watch for Ben but thankfully the well-backed favourite Tip Top dug deep when it counted to nail Star of Monsoon by a nose - vindicating the 'cash out'.
Chatuchak finishing a well-beaten ninth in the last race on the card was the icing on the 'cash out' cake for Ben, with the hero punter looking forward to a few quiet beers.
"I've been waiting 17 years for a decent collect so I'll probably knock back a couple," Ben said.