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

  • Well-fancied runners finish at the rear
  • More than $70,000 invested on a Chris Waller colt
Big Bets Post Mortem

It was slim pickings for big bet punters on Saturday where just four wagers were successful on the day.

At Doomben, big bets were riding on the chances of HAPPY GO PLUCKY in the second of the day. The two big bets on the six-year-old were both $2,800 @ $6 and in the six-horse field, he could only manage third place. The race favourite, Borazon, finished last after he bowed a tendon in running.

At Randwick, the track was heavy and so were the big bet losses. The rot set in early where in race two big bets were on the short-priced favourite TRUE DETECTIVE.

A total of more than $20,000 in big bets was placed on the Chris Waller-trained colt who failed by a whisker to win the race, finishing second to Misteed. 

Opening at $1.90, the Shamus Award colt came in for some heavy support on the day and was eventually sent out at $1.60 for the event. The TAB took two huge wagers of $31,000 @ $1.70 and another of $20,000 @ $1.65.

In the eighth of the day, all the rage was the Joe Pride-trained CYBER INTERVENTION with big bets totalling $14,000 invested on the five-year-old at around the $4 mark. 

In an open betting affair, he was sent out a $4.20 favourite and to the dismay of those who backed the So You Think gelding, he ran last, beaten more than 11 lengths in the end. The TAB reported taking one bet of $7,000 @ $3.40 and another of $10,000 @ $1.55 the place.

Down south at Moonee Valley, while jockey Linda Meech was celebrating the start of the new season with a winning treble, punters weren’t quite as joyous. 

In the second of the day, big bets were riding on the Zac Spain-ridden JEDASTAR who was a drifter in the market. Opening at $3.80, she drifted to $6 before they jumped. A total of $16,000 in big bets were placed on the three-year-old filly. As with Cyber Intervention at Randwick,  the well-supported runner in the race finished last. 

There was one shining light for big bet punters at The Valley. In the second last of the day, USAIN BOWLER saluted to the cheers of many, as he was just the second of only two favourites to win on the day.

Two big bets of $3,000 @ $5.50 turned out to be winning bets while the TAB took one of $20,000 @ $3.10. The fixed odds turned out to be the go as the John Sadler-trained gelding started a warm $2.90 favourite.

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

Doomben Race 2 No. 1 Happy Go Plucky – $2800 @ $6………………… LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 13 Terra Reign – $1000 @ $19……………………. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 7 Cyber Intervention – $4500 @ $4……………….. LOST
The Valley Race 2 No. 3 Jedastar – $4500 @ $4.20……………………… LOST
The Valley Race 8 No. 11 Usain Bowler – $3000 @ $5.50……………….  WON

Doomben Race 2 No. 1 Happy Go Plucky – $2800 at $6………………… LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 13 Terra Reign – $1000 at $19……………………. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 7 Cyber Intervention – $4500 at $4……………….. LOST
The Valley Race 2 No. 3 Jedastar – $4500 at $4.20……………………… LOST
The Valley Race 8 No. 11 Usain Bowler – $3000 at $5.50……………….. WON

Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $2000 @ $1.85………………... LOST
Randwick Race 9 No. 1 Drachenfels – $3000 @ $6………………………. LOST
The Valley Race 1 No. 2 Alburq – $2000 @ $2.70……………………….... LOST
The Valley Race 2 No. 3 Jedastar – $2000 @ $3.90……………………… LOST
The Valley Race 4 No. 6 Travimyfriend – $2000 @ $3……………………. LOST

Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $4800 @ $2…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $3000 @ $2…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $2000 @ $2…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 7 Cyber Intervention – $2000 @ $4.40…………… LOST
The Valley Race 2 No. 3 Jedastar – $2000 @ $3.70……………………… LOST

Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $5000 @ $1.95……………….. LOST
The Valley Race 1 No. 2 Alburq – $5000 @ $2.70………………………... LOST
The Valley Race 2 No. 3 Jedastar – $3000 @ $3.80……………………… LOST
The Valley Race 4 No. 6 Travimyfriend – $3000 @ $3.10………………... LOST
The Valley Race 8 No. 13 Age Of Chivalry – $2000 @ $4.40……………. LOST

Doomben Race 3 No. 2 Champagne Jet – $2000 @ $3.90………………  SCR
Morphettville Race 6 No. 9 Rowsthorn – $4000 @ $3.50………………… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $5000 @ $2…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 1 No. 4 Mandela – $4000 @ $2.60………………………. WON
The Valley Race 6 No. 6 More Than Ever – $3000 @ $3.30…………….. WON

Randwick Race 1 No. 7 Wandonna – $1000 @ $14……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 2 No. 7 True Detective – $5000 @ $2…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 5 Milk Man – $1500 @ $8.50……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 7 Cyber Intervention – $3000 @ $3.50…………... LOST
Randwick Race 9 No. 5 Jack’s Bar – $2000 @ $4.40……………………. LOST



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