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

  • Punters score well early at Flemington
  • Bookies took the spoils (overall) at Eagle Farm
Big Bets Post Mortem

The weekend results saw some big wins for punters and bookies, leaving the ledger just about square on the day. 

In Melbourne, Flemington punters were off to a solid start when FIDELIA won the second of the day. Three big bets totalling $12,000 all collected on the victory while the TAB took one big bet of $20,000 @$2.20 on the Rob Griffiths-trained filly.

The biggest loss for punters on the day was Adelaide Cup winner SURPRISE BABY who was nosed-out by arch rival STEEL PRINCE in the Listed Andrew Ramsden which carried the prize of automatic entry to the Melbourne Cup for the winner. 

Two big bets totalling $12,000 were placed on the son of Shocking with the TAB reporting a huge investment of $40,000 @ $2.40 while another bet of $3,000 @ $2.90 was taken on Steel Prince.

Meanwhile, in Sydney the day started poorly at Randwick for punters with the odds-on favourite, RELOADED going down to a fast finishing PRINCE FAWAZ

Several big bet punters unloaded on reloaded with bets totalling just over $29,000 on the Chris Waller-trained colt who couldn’t deliver on the day. The TAB also reported holding bets of $11,000 and $10,000 @ $1.75 on the two-year-old. 

Meanwhile, one big bet punter saw the result in a different light with a $5,000 bet @ $7.50 on Prince Fawaz. That wager turned into a $37,500 collect.

Punters fought back in race four where WOLFE was heavily backed late to start a hot $1.60 favourite and he didn’t disappoint. One big bet punter locked in a very generous $2.90 fixed for their $2,000 wager while another secured $2.25 for their $4,000 investment. The TAB reported taking a huge $30,000 wager on Wolfe @ $1.60.

Punters struck again in the next when race favourite KOLDING stuck a blow. One punter had $2,000 @ $3.30 while another bet of $4,000 @ $2.90. The TAB took two more huge bets of $26,000 and $10,000 @ $2.25 on the Ocean Park gelding. 

At Eagle Farm there was Group One action with the Kingsford-Smith Cup being run and won by Doomben 10,000 winner, THE BOSTONIAN who caught most big bet punters off guard. One big bet punter however, locked in $10 for their $1,500 investment. The TAB  also reported some support for the NZ gelding with one bet of $2,000 and another  of $1,000 both @ $11.


The Bostonian - winning the Kingsford-Smith Cup  (PA Images)

Money was lost by punters on outsider IRITHEA in the same race. One punter had $5,000 @ $15 while another had $3,500 @ $18. The Bjorn Baker-trained mare finished fourth at an official staring price of $41. 

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

Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 20 The Candy Man - $2200 @ $6……………. WON
Eagle Farm Race 8 No. 3 Victorem - $1000 @ 11……………………… LOST
Eagle Farm Race 8 No. 15 Irithea - $5000 @ $15……………………… LOST
Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 6 Vega One - $3000 @ $4.50………………… LOST
Flemington Race 5 No. 2 Aristocratic Miss - $1500 @ $8……………... LOST

Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 20 The Candy Man $2000 @ $6……………... WON
Flemington Race 2 No. 1 Fidelia - $4000 @ $2.50……………………... WON
Flemington Race 4 No. 1 Odeon - $5000 @ $4.80……………………... LOST
Flemington Race 8 No. 12 Surprise Baby - $4000 @ $2.90…………… LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded $3400 @ $2.05…………………….. LOST

Randwick Race 1 No. 7 Prince Fawaz - $5000 @ $7.50……………… WON
Flemington Race 9 No. 2 Tequila Time - $4000 @ $10……………….. LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $4000 @ $1.90………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $3000 @ $2.25………………….. LOST
Eagle Farm Race 8 No. 15 Irithea - $3500 @ $18…………………….. LOST

Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 4 Zoutori - $5000 @ $4.80…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $3000 @ $2.20………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $3000 @ $2.10………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 4 -Wolfe - $2000 @ $2.90……………………… WON
Randwick Race 5 No. 5 Kolding - $2000 @ $3.30…………………….. WON

Eagle Farm Race 4 No. 4 Quilista - $5000 @ $3………………………LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 13 Think It Over - $1200 @ $9……………….. LOST
Randwick Race 5 No. 5 Kolding - $4000 @ $2.90…………………… WON
Randwick Race 6 No. 1 Zonk - $1500 @ $5.50……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 12 Heart Conquered - $1200 @ $7…………. LOST

Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 6 Vega One - $6000 @ $3.60……………... LOST
Eagle Farm Race 4 No. 4 Quilista - $5000 @ $2.50………………… LOST
Flemington Race 2 No. 1 Fidelia - $4000 @ $2.10………………….. WON
Flemington Race 8 No. 12 Surprise Baby - $8000 @ $2.60………... LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $8000 @ $1.90………………… LOST

Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 1 Tom Melbourne - $3000 @ $2.30………. LOST
Eagle Farm Race 8 No. 2 The Bostonian - $1500 @ $10…………... WON
Flemington Race 2 No. 1 Fidelia - $4000 @ 2.50……………………. WON
Randwick Race 1 No. 5 Reloaded - $5000 @ 2.20………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 4 Wolfe - $4000 @ $2.25……………………... WON 


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