Britvic certainly had Lady Luck shining down on it. The first sign that all was going well was when The Tote had to send out for more money - twice.
The Grocer's own punter had the first three winning races, but it was the novice in the corner that really raced ahead, turning a £2 quadbet flutter into £900.
According to The Tote, it had been the luckiest group for a long time.
And, just in case you were among the few unfortunates who came out with a loss, Britvic had one more card up its sleeve - a night's musical entertainment. If the singing and headbanging were anything to go by, it seems many food and drink journalists are closet fans of the mighty Quo.