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Friday, August 20, 2004


Tomorrow, two small stake players will be hoping to add a further £89,374 to their winning pile by selecting the winner of the 2.50 at Sandown, the William Hill Handicap. Both players have already scooped £104,269 after winning the totescoop6 last week. Whilst one of the players wishes to remain anonymous, the other, Alan Snow from Hinkley, Leicestershire will be a guest of Tote Direct at Sandown along with his family.

Alan, 63, is married to Angela and they have one grown up son. He is a regular player of the totescoop6 and bet the minimum £2. The win could not have come at a better time for him as he was recently made redundant after 48 years. He had to take a significant drop in wages when he became a part time van driver. Not only will the win help pay the mortgage but it will let Alan continue with his membership of Elite Racing Club and Turf 2000, something he thought he wouldn't be able to renew. In fact one of his selections on Saturday was Smokin Beau which is owned by Turf 2000.

Alan said, "Over the proverbial moon is the only way I can explain how I feel. I'm pinching myself, and my first port of call is to pay off the mortgage. I feel I can relax for the first time this year."

With a win last week the totescoop6 starts from scratch and will be divided between Sandown and Chester. Five of the races will be shown live on Channel 4, whilst a recording of the 2.40 will be shown in sequence meaning that viewers can still keep track of their selections.

totescoop6 TV Legs

Leg 1 1.40 Sandown - Variety Club Atlanta Stakes
Leg 2 2.15 Sandown - Iveco Daily Solario Stakes
Leg 3 2.40 Chester- bet@bluesq.com Handicap
Leg 4 2.50 Sandown - William Hill Handicap
Leg 5 3.15 Chester - Blue Square Chester Rated Stakes
Leg 6 3.25 Sandown- Michael Shanly Rated Stakes

Bonus Race - Sandown 2.50

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