This case was about the interpretation of a wager. John Gillies, pursuer, entered into a wager with John Carmalt, defender, in which Carmalt bet that he could ride his mare from Glasgow to Dalkeith and back in one day. Gillies brought an action for payment, in which the Lord Ordinary found that Carmalt had thirty days remaining to perform the wager, and that he could lead his horse downhill. Gillies petitioned for reconsideration.