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

  • Just six favourites salute from 27 races.
  • One punter collects more than $26,000 for a 50% share
Big Bets Post Mortem

Pickings were slim for punters on the weekend as the bagmen won the battle for bragging rights.

It turned out to be a woeful time for favourite backers as only six were successful from 29 races across the three major eastern states meetings. 

At Eagle Farm, the heavily backed MUSICAL GENIUS finished unplaced carrying big bets totalling $4,000. The Les Kelly-trained mare opened at $15 but was backed into as little as $5 before drifting to start at $7. 

At Rosehill, one of the biggest market movers for the day was PAT’S NIPPER who was one of the few favourites to salute on the day and carried plenty of support into the second race of the day. Although no big bets were reported, the four-year-old was backed in from $8 into $3.70 before starting as the $5 popular elect. 

The Bjorn Baker-trained CONNEMARA had plenty of support in the next race as well with one big bet of $3,000 @ $2.50 taken. The TAB also reported late support for the Fastnet Rock mare with one bet of $10,000 @ $2.90 and another of $5,000 @ $2.80 outlaid. 

Punters fought back late in the day when Hugh Bowman rode BON AMIS to victory in the second last of the day. One big bet of $3,000 @ $3.10 was placed while the TAB reported another of $2,000 @ $2.80.


Bon Amis salutes at Rosehill

One lucky punter ended the day at Rosehill with a big smile, after landing half of the Rosehill Quaddie. A spend of just $40.50 scored 50% of the massive $53,956.80 payout, seeing the punter heading home, pocketing a cool $26,978.40. The $77 last leg winner helped boost the final dividend.

Meanwhile further south at Caulfield, punters were off to a poor start as the heavily backed CAN’T BE DONE lived up to his name and couldn’t deliver for backers of the Danny O’Brien-trained two-year-old. 

Big bets totalling $12,000 went west as the gelding finished out of a place. The TAB reported taking multiple bets of $1,000 or more on the Jamie Mott mount.

The hottest ticket of the day was without doubt the Team Hawkes-trained SESAR who at one stage hit red figures before easing to start at $2.15. Beaten before the turn, he weakened to finish unplaced, more than eight lengths behind Scales Of Justice.

Two big bets totalling $10,000 went down on the Sebring colt while the TAB took a single bet of $14,726 @ $2.10 on the three-year-old. 

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

Caulfield Race 2 No. 1 Miss Norway – $1000 @ $4.20………………... LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No. 5 Wealthy Wolf – $1000 @ $8.50……………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 7 No. 5 Pickup The Pieces – $1000 @ $3.80…………. LOST
Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 6 Musical Genius – $1000 @ $14……………. LOST
Rosehill Race 5 No. 10 Our Candidate – $2700 @ $5.50……………... WON

Caulfield Race 1 No. 9 I Am Eloquent – $3000 @ $13.50…………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No. 2 Tavirun – $2428.62 @ $3.10………………….. WON
Caulfield Race 7 No. 2 Voila – $2000 @ $10…………………………… LOST
Caulfield Race 8 No. 6 Sesar – $5000 @ $1.95……………………….. LOST
Eagle Farm Race 6 No. 4 Saving – $4178.25 @ $4…………………... LOST

Caulfield Race 1 No. 1 Can’t Be Done – $2000 @ $2.30…………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 1 No. 9 I Am Eloquent – $2000 @ $11……………….. LOST
Caulfield Race 6 No. 9 Benitoitte – $4000 @ $3.80…………………… WON
Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 6 Musical Genius – $3000 @ $8……………. LOST
Rosehill Race 3 No. 3 Jardin Rouge – $2000 @ $6…………………... LOST

Caulfield Race 1 No. 1 Can’t Be Done – $2000 @ $2.40…………….. LOST
Rosehill Race 3 No. 2 Connemara – $3000 @ $2.50…………………. LOST
Rosehill Race 4 No. 5 River Bird – $2000 @ $2.20…………………… LOST
Rosehill Race 6 No. 8 Front Sight – $1500 @ $4……………………... LOST
Rosehill Race 8 No. 4 Bon Amis – $3000 @ $3.10…………………… WON

Caulfield Race 1 No. 1 Can’t Be Done – $4000 @ $2.20…………… LOST
Caulfield Race 5 No. 2 Tavirun – $2000 @ $2.70……………………. WON
Caulfield Race 9 No. 2 Tshahitsi – $2000 @ $5……………………… WON
Rosehill Race 3 No. 3 Jardin Rouge – $2000 @ $4…………………. LOST
Rosehill Race 5 No. 12 Makdanife – $2000 @ $12………………….. LOST

Caulfield Race 1 No. 1 Can’t Be Done – $4000 @ $2.35…………… LOST
Caulfield Race 8 No. 6 Sesar – $5000 @ $1.90……………………… LOST
Eagle Farm Race 3 No. 12 Malahide – $3000 @ $3.30…………….. LOST
Rosehill Race 6 No. 8 Front Sight – $4000 @ $2.50………………… LOST
Rosehill Race 8 No. 4 Bon Amis – $5000 @ $3……………………… WON

Rosehill Race 4 No. 1 Gresham – $2000 @ $5……………………… LOST
Rosehill Race 5 No. 6 Ilwendo – $4000 @ $2.60……………………. LOST
Rosehill Race 6 No. 5 Wimlah – $2000 @ $5.50……………………. LOST
Rosehill Race 7 No. 6 Seaway – $1200 @ $8……………………….. WON
Rosehill Race 9 No. 10 Oxford Tycoon – $1500 @ $7……………… LOST


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