Big Bets Post Mortem - See how the big bets fared on the weekend

  • A weekend of mixed fortunes for punters and bookies
Big Bets Post Mortem

It was a day for the bagman but the biggest market mover dampened proceedings on them.

At Caulfield the day couldn’t have been much more frustrating with no less than four favourites finishing second in their respective races.

The biggest disappointment of the day was the defeat of MISS NORWAY who was heavily backed and sent out a warm $2.60 favourite. She finished more than two lengths from the winner (in fifth place). 

Four big bet punters had her covered for a total of $16,000 with one single bet of $8,000 @$3.50.

What spoilt the celebrations for bookmakers was the victory by MASTERING in the eighth race of the day. Black-type odds were readily available until race day when the Mick Price trained gelding was smashed across all betting agencies and he reached the starting gates a red hot $1.70 elect.

Seven big bet punters grabbed what they could and outlaid a total of $66,000 on the Smart Missile four-year-old, which included two single bets of $20,000 each. 

He certainly gave his backers a scare, hanging on to win by a whisker from Harbour Grey who missed the start by a length and was beaten a nose. Interesting. 

Meanwhile up at Randwick the bagmen were humbled early with the first four favourites taking the honours. 

Two big bet punters had EASY EDDIE covered, securing $2.10 and $2.20 respectively. Scratchings reduced the race to just five runners but the Joe Pride-trained gelding still proved too good for the rest, winning by almost two lengths.

One other lucky big bet punter had their hard-earned riding on GRESHAM with an investment of $5,000 at $2.40. He gave that punter plenty to sweat over as he only just out-nosed Sir Plush to grab a narrow victory.

Over in the west, we saw an age-old saying shot down in flames again, where a ‘sure thing’ was yet again beaten home.

Perth Cup favourite ACTION was beaten home by the $31 chance Star Exhibit (the 2016 winner). One punter had $2,000 at $2.70 while another secured $3.30 for their $12,500 investment.

See all the results of the weekend’s big bet here……

Caulfield Race 6 No.6 Black Sail - $1500 @ $3.30……………. WON
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $2000 @ $1.90………….. WON
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $1500 @ $2.05………….. WON
Gold Coast Race 6 No.8 Devine Factor - $2000 @ $4……….. LOST
Randwick Race 6 No.5 Poetic Charmer - $2500 @ $4……….. LOST

Caulfield Race 2 No.11 Cincinnati Red - $5000 @ $2.50…….. LOST
Caulfield Race 3 No.7 Kaplumpich - $1750 @ $3.60………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No.5 Miss Norway - $1000 @ $3.30………… LOST
Caulfield Race 6 No.1 Silentz - $1250 @ $3.50………………..  SCR
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $5000 @ $1.90………….. WON

Ascot Race 8 No.3 Action - $12,500 @ $3.30…………………. LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No.5 Miss Norway - $8000 @ $3.50………... LOST
Caulfield Race 6 No.1 Silentz - $4900 @ $4.40………………..   SCR
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $10,000 @ $2.05………… WON
Randwick Race 8 No.11 Sei Stella - $3000 @ $4.20..………… LOST

Caulfield Race 1 No.4 Du Well - $1000 @ $2.05………………. LOST
Caulfield Race 7 No.10 Creedence - $1300 @ $4.60…………. LOST
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $20,000 @ $1.95………… WON
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $20,000 @ $1.90………… WON
Gold Coast Race 9 No.4 Unlikely Story - $3000 @ $3.60…….. LOST

Caulfield Race 5 No.5 Miss Norway - $2000 @ $4…………….. LOST
Randwick Race 2 No.2 Easy Eddie - $6000 @ $2.10…………. WON
Randwick Race 7 No.9 Gresham - $5000 @ $2.40……………. WON
Randwick Race 8 No.11 Sei Stella - $2500 @ $4.20…………. LOST
Randwick Race 9 No.9 Sparky Lad - $1500 @ $6.50………… LOST

Caulfield Race 2 No.11 Cincinnati Red - $5000 @ $2.50……. LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No.4 Miss Norway - $5000 @ $3.20……….. LOST
Caulfield Race 6 No.1 Silentz - $5000 @ $3.20……………….   SCR
Caulfield Race 8 No.11 Mastering - $7500 @ $1.95…………. WON
Randwick Race 3 No.1 La Scopa - $5000 @ $2.20………….. WON

Ascot Race 8 No.3 Action - $2000 @ $2.70…………………… LOST
Caulfield Race 3 No. 7 Kaplumpich - $1200 @ $3.60………… LOST
Caulfield Race 4 No.9 Crimson Tears - $1200 @ $4.20……… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No.2 Easy Eddie - $2000 @ $2.20………… WON
Randwick Race 7 No.9 Gresham - $1600 @ $3………………. WON

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