A punter with William Hill has landed a $601 winner at Hawkesbury on Thursday when rank outsider Dragon’s Shadow won Race 6 on the card.
Dragon’s Shadow was sent out at $201 with most online bookmakers but this astute or lucky punter used Williamhill.com.au’s Price Pump product to get odds of $601.
Congratulations to the sharp Punter who Price Pumped ‘Dragon’s Shadow’ from $151 – $601 in Race 6 at Hawkesbury. 💰💰💰
— William Hill Aus (@WillHillAus) August 3, 2017
Having only his second start, Dragon’s Shadow led from soon after the start of the Clarendon Tavern Maiden Handicap (1500m) at Hawkesbury’s season opener – and was never headed. With apprentice Brock Ryan urging him on in the straight, he held out all challenges and beat $26 chance Social Element and $3.10 favorite Sacred Edge.
The odds aside, the significance of the victory was that Outtrim beat a couple of Sydney’s big guns, Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott (Social Element) and Chris Waller (Sacred Edge). Dragon’s Shadow made his debut at Hawkesbury a couple of weeks ago when he finished last of eight runners – beaten nearly 12 lengths – to Addicted in a 1300m Maiden Plate on July 16.
Obviously delighted though admitting she didn’t expect a winning performance, Outtrim attributed her three-year-old’s victory to the addition of blinkers.
“They made the difference,” she said. “Our trackwork rider said he would run a good race.”