PUNTERS can benefit from another date with destiny courtesy of an $11.7 million pool carried forward for the Triple Trio wager which operates on races three, four and six at Sha Tin today. Territory-wide publicity following one lucky punter's $11.7 million for a mere $300 outlay on the bet on Thursday, plus the $11.7 million snowball, is likely to swell the pool above the $25-million mark.
It could also lead to another bumper payday for anyone lucky enough, or clever enough, to find the first three, in any order, in those races. If there is no outright winner, half the pool is carried forward to next Saturday's meeting with the other half paid out in a consolation dividend on the first two legs.
The money carried forward is kept as a separate snowball pool and is not paid out as a part of the consolation dividend.