Kid Wins Mum £1,900 Cheltenham Festival Accumulator After Asking Her To Place Bet
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An 11-year-old boy won £1,900 ($2,500) after asking his mum to put on an accumulator at Cheltenham races.
Kian McNally is bit of a local celebrity in Ireland, where he is known for his savvy betting tips despite the fact he’s not yet legally old enough to gamble himself.
However, his mum had a stroke of luck when she took her son’s advice and placed an accumulator bet - bagging her almost £2,000. Not bad, eh?
Speaking on ITV Racing, the youngster said: "I asked mum to put a bet on for me and it had Sir Gerhard, Bravemansgame, Energumene and Facile Vega.
"Bravemansgame pulled out and the other three came up. My mum won £1,900."
His mum was then asked if she’d already splashed the cash, to which she replied ‘absolutely’. The host then joked: "She's looking very smart in her new coat!"
Kian was at the races alongside his mum and dad Ronan, who is the owner and trainer of The Jam Man.
In an interview with the Irish Independent, jockey Ronan said his son is already 'light years ahead' in the saddle.
And Kian’s mum isn’t the only one to be celebrating a decent win at the bookies - earlier this week, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Georgia Toffolo landed herself £37,500 at the Cheltenham races after putting a £5,000 bet on.
The 27-year-old posted a snap of her winning slip, writing: “Oh my God beginner’s luck.”
She followed up her tweet with another that said: “Bloody hell can’t believe it. Generous donation incoming to both the @BritishRedCross and @decappeal.”
Despite the generous offer, Georgia – who calls herself Toff – faced criticism from a number of Twitter users.
One wrote: "Badly timed/ill judged post... whilst possibly well intentioned, it's just made you look patronising/entitled/rich whilst the masses struggle/out of touch... no way does a beginner place a 5 grand bet! That's a fortune to those in need! Well done, but maybe not the time."
“Beginners luck at that stake???” wrote another, while a third added: “Humble brag ‘I can drop 5k like it’s p**s on a bet’.”
But not everyone was there to slam Toff – those on the other side of the fence shared their congratulations.
“Well done! And also well done on your choice of charities,” commented one fan, with another writing, “Wow what a stake on the 1st race! Nice return though.”
Toff later clarified this isn't her 'first rodeo', and beginner's luck referred to 'the first race of the festival,' rather than her first time betting altogether.
She added: "Wouldn’t normally share a bet like that but if it gets more people donating to the charities I’ll take the stick."