Big Bets Post Mortem

Steve Bennett Steve Bennett in News 6 Apr 2020
  • Nature Strip goes back-to-back
  • Punter's big windfall on the Doncaster First-4
Big Bets Post Mortem

See how the big punters fared on Saturday with our Big Bets Post Mortem.

Punters fared well at Randwick on the weekend despite only three favourites saluting at the 10-race program.

The number one saddlecloth had plenty of support on Saturday with no less than five of them being well supported. Punters drew the short straw in that department however as only one was successful.

It all began in the first of the day with RULERSHIP being the best supported in the race. Big bets of $4,000 @ $2.90, $3,000 @ $3.50 and $1,500 @ $3.50 were taken while the TAB reported taking a late investment of $10,660 @ $2.60 on the Team Snowden-trained colt. All to no avail however, as the colt finished unplaced in the seven-horse field.

Punters felt the sword of defeat again in race seven when race favourite CASTELVECCHIO was beaten a long from home in the Derby. The 2400m certainly saw him out. Big bets of $2,500 @ $3.40 and $1,500 @ $3.50 were taken while the TAB took many more big bets including bets of $4,000 @ $2.80, $3,000 @ $2.60 and $2,000 @ $6 among others.

Along came the TJ Smith Stakes and NATURE STRIP gave punters plenty to cheer about as the five-year-old went back-to-back for the first time in almost two years.

James McDonald rides Nature Strip to victory in the TAB T J Smith Stakes  (PA Images)

Several others were well backed to beat him, however he still had a decent fan club on the day. Big bets of $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $4.50 and $9,000 @ $3.80 all collected on the event. The Chris Waller-trained gelding was also specked with the TAB as bets of $1,500 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $3.90 (twice) and $1,650 @ $3.80 were also taken.

The bagmen bounced back in the Doncaster however as the $41 roughie Nettoyer upset the applecart and grab the trophy on the line. Understandably, no big bets were taken on Wendy Roache’s six-year-old but plenty of others had support.

Punters went in for the kill in the lucky last of the day and finished up with much bigger smiles as RUBISAKI became the third favourite of the day to take home the cash.

Big bets were placed everywhere and totalled $34,000 which included single bets of $10,000 @ $2.10 and another of $9,000 @ $2.10. The TAB held a bag-load of bets on the Patrick Payne-trained filly, however that played second fiddle to one other who stole the headlines for the event.

Opening at $71 on Wednesday, the Team Freedman-trained Juan Diva came in for some support and by Saturday morning, had shortened into $34. But wait, there’s more.

News on the interest in the Snitzel filly had spread as fast as COVID-19 and come post time, the three-year-old lined up a $7 third-favourite for the race. Despite the plunge, she finished unplaced, some eight lengths back in the field.

 

EXOTICS NEWS:

One lucky Victorian punter had a big day on Saturday after taking a first-4 ticket on the Doncaster Hcp.

The punter spent $60 for 50% of a boxed combination of five runners.

The combination taken was:  1 (Melody Belle), 14 (Star Of The Seas), 17 (Shared Ambition), 18 (Nettoyer) and 19 (Brandenburg)

As we now know, the winning numbers were: 18,14,19,1.  This paid $63,959, leaving the punter to collect a cool $31,979.50.

Happy Days.

See how all the big bets fared on the weekend…..

Caulfield Race 8 No 7 Benitoite – $2200 @ $3,25…………………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 9 No 3 – Lord Belvedere – $2000 @ $10.50…………. LOST
Randwick Race 4 No 3 Colette – $3000 @ $2.40……………………… WON
Randwick Race 8 No 2 Pierata – $5000 @ $9…………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 9 No 19 Brandenburg – $3000 @ $6.50…………….. LOST

Caulfield Race 6 No 6 Diamond Effort – $4000 @ $3.40…………….. WON
Randwick Race 8 No1 Nature Strip – $3000 @ $4.40…………….….. WON
Randwick Race 8 No 7 Bivouac – $6000 @ $5……………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No 7 Bivouac – $4000 @ $4.80…………….……… LOST
Randwick Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $3000 @ $3.15…………………. WON

Randwick Race 5 No11 Youngstar – $12,000 @ $8…………………. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No 9 Skiddaw – $500 @ $126…………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No 2 Pierata – $2000 @ $11……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 9 No 1 Melody Belle – $2000 @ $9.50…………….. LOST
Randwick Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $8000 @ $2.25………………… WON

Randwick – Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $10,000 @ $2.10……………. WON
Randwick – Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $4000 @ $2.30……………… WON
Randwick – Race 6 No 1 Mamaragan – $2000 @ $3.70…………… LOST
Randwick – Race 8 No 2 Pierata – $1000 @ $9…………………….. LOST
Randwick – Race 8 No 1 Nature Strip – $1000 @ $5………………. WON

Randwick Race 1 No 1 Rulership – $4000 @ $2.90…………….…… LOST
Randwick Race 6 No 1 Mamaragan – $6500 @ $3.30……………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No 1 Nature Strip – $9000 @ $3.80……………… WON
Randwick Race 9 No 1 Melody Belle – $8000 @ $7………………… LOST
Randwick Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $9000 @ $2.10………………… WON

Randwick Race 1 No 1 Rulership – $3000 @ $3.50………………… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No 3 Reloaded – $4000 @ $2.20………………… LOST
Randwick Race 6 No 1 Mamaragan – $3000 @ $3.60……………… LOST
Randwick Race 7 No 1 Castelvecchio – $2500 @ $3.40…………… LOST
Randwick Race 9 No 1 Melody Belle – $4000 @ $8………………… LOST

Randwick Race 1 No 1 Rulership – $1500 @ $3.50………………… LOST
Randwick Race 7 No 1 Castelvecchio – $1500 @ $3.50…………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No 1 Nature Strip – $1000 @ $4.50……………… WON
Randwick Race 9 No 8 Super Seth – $500 @ $15………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 10 No 2 Rubisaki – $2000 @ $2.30………………… WON

 

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