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

  • $30,000 bet comes off at Morphettville
  • $10,000 place bet fails to collect at Randwick 
Big Bets Post Mortem

It was a painful day for punters as the bagmen took the glory after two well backed horses both went down on Saturday.

The day did get off to a good start however, particularly for those who shelled out the cash at Morphettville early in the peace.

Two big bet punters zeroed in on the Tony McEvoy-trained WESTPORT in the second of the day and with great success as the filly won the event comfortably. One bet of $2,000 @ $1.95 and another of $5,200 @ $1.85 were locked in. Both these bets were overshadowed by a single bet of $30,000 @ $1.70 taken by the TAB.

At Flemington, favourite backers were left on a limb in race one of the day when the well backed MASCULINO finished a little too late, running second behind Carzoff. Two big bets totalling $5,800 went down on the Smart Missile gelding. The TAB also reported one bet taken of $8,000 @ $3.50

Punters had some joy later in the day when the well-fancied SYLVIA’S MOTHER won when first-up for Team Hawkes. One punter had $4,000 @ $2.50 while another was fortunate enough to lock in $3.40 for their $2,500 investment. The TAB took race-day bets of $7,500 @ $2.10 and $5,800 @ $2.30

Up in Sydney, Randwick punters suffered a similar fate as only two favourites were successful in the nine-race meeting, which was probably one of the reasons why no big bets (at all) were winners on the day.

It was a dark and gloomy start to the day at Randwick for punters who took the short odds with race favourite MANDELA who failed to get warm, finishing unplaced in the event.

One big bet punter had $4,000 @ $2.40 riding on the Team Snowden colt, while the TAB reported taking a one bet of $6,000 @ $2.40 and a huge bet of $10,000 for a place @ $1.24. 

And things didn’t improve from there either. Along came race three and the best backed runner of the day was SIR ELTON who had many supporters, despite being sent out a red-hot $1.65 favourite for the seven-horse event. 

Five big bet punters outlaid a total of $12,400 (with most of them securing odds of $2 or better), however the Hugh Bowman-ridden three-year-old could only manage finishing third, beaten 2.5 lengths. The TAB took a single bet of $20,000 @ $1.65 on the gelding.

At Eagle Farm, many big bet punters felt the pinch as well, with the well-fancied YOGI going down in the Listed Queensland Cup. His topweight of 60kgs was always a concern and it told in the end as he fought on gamely to finish third. One punter had $5,000 @ $3.20 secured on the six-year-old.

There was some joy at the end of the day for one big bet punter who finished on a high. They locked in a bet of $5,000 @ $6 fixed price on TREVELYAN to win the last race and it came off. Taking the early odds turned out to be a smart move as the Pierro gelding was solidly backed on the day and sent out a $3.60 favourite. 

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

Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 14 Hollaback Girl – $2000 @ $6…………….… LOST
Morphettville Parks Race 2 No. 3 Westport – $2000 @ $1.95………….  WON
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $2000 @ $2.05……………………..  LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $2000 @ $2………………………...  LOST
Randwick Race 9 No. 3 Tony Nicconi – $4000 @ $12………………….  LOST

Eagle Farm Race 6 No. 8 Tokoriki Lad – $1620 @ $4.40…………….… LOST
Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 2 Exoteric – $1000 @ $18……………………... LOST
Flemington Race 3 No. 8 Presently – $4500 @ $6.50……………….…. LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 8 War Baron – $1000 @ $17…………………..... LOST
Randwick Race 9 No. 4 Greyworm – $3000 @ $3………………………  SCR

Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 8 Ocean Addict – $5000 @ $10…………….... LOST
Eagle Farm Race 9 No. 7 Trevelyan – $5000 @ $6………………….… WON
Flemington Race 1 No. 4 Masculino – $3000 @ $3.70…………….….. LOST
Flemington Race 3 No. 8 Presently – $2000 @ $5.50……………….… LOST
Flemington Race 4 No. 2 Sasko – $2000 @ $4.60…………………….. LOST

Flemington Race 1 No. 4 Masculino – $2800 @ $3.40………………... LOST
Flemington Race 7 No. 1 Sylvia’s Mother – $2500 @ $3.40………….. WON
Morphettville Parks Race 2 No. 3 Westport – $5200 @ $1.85……….... WON
Randwick Race 1 No. 3 Mandela – $4000 @ $2.40…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $4400 @ $1.85…………………… LOST

Eagle Farm Race 2 No. 2 Ensensada – $400 @ $10…………………... LOST
Flemington Race 3 No. 8 Presently – $1200 @ $5.50………………… LOST
Flemington Race 5 No. 15 Vitani – $600 @ $12……………………….   SCR
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $2000 @ $2……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $2000 @ $1.90…………………... LOST

Eagle Farm Race 7 No. 1 Yogi – $5000 @ $3.20…………………….. LOST
Flemington Race 3 No. 8 Presently – $3000 @ $4…………………… LOST
Flemington Race 7 No. 1 Sylvia’s Mother – $4000 @ $2.50………… WON
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $6000 @ $1.90………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 8 Ljungberg – $4000 @ $3……………………. LOST

Eagle Farm Race 5 No. 4 Designer Maid – $2500 @ $4……………... LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 3 Sir Elton – $5000 @ $1.95……………….…. LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 6 Velocita – $2000 @ $4.60……………….….. LOST
Randwick Race 5 No. 6 Attorney – $4000 @ $2.90…………….……..  SCR
Randwick Race 7 No. 5 Notation – $3000 @ $3.60…………….…….. LOST


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