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

  • The bagmen take the points but not before three big guns salute
Big Bets Post Mortem

The bagmen got the better of the day but not before three of the best backed runners all saluted for punters.

The day kicked off dark and gloomy for punters at Randwick until the best backed horse all day lined up in the Group Two Darley Furious Stakes.

Those who took the skinny odds were still given a real fright as LIBERTINI was made to work overtime before finally grabbing victory on the line from the brave Villami who gave the Anthony Cummings-trained filly a real fright in the race to the line.


Libertini gets the job done  (PA Images)

Two early placed big bets of $32,000 @ $1.20 and $28,825 @ $1.18 were looking a little shaky at the 100m mark but it all worked out well in the end for those punters. The TAB reported taking another late bet of $75,000 @ $1.20 on the three-year-old.

Disappointment then lay ahead for fans of AVILIUS as he tasted defeat for the second time this preparation when he finished runner-up behind Samadoubt who has finished ahead of the Godolphin gelding yet again.

Big bets totalling almost $30,000 were taken on the James Cummings-trained gelding. The TAB also took bets of $4,500 @ $2 and $8,500 @ $1.90. 

Meanwhile at Moonee Valley, big bet punters fared a little better where two of the best backed on the day both saluted.

Big bet punters showed plenty of patience as they waited until the middle of the day before laying out their hard earned on the most fancied for the day.

Race five was the first target (the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes, 1200m) and on top of the menu was the Godolphin owned EXHILARATES who went to the gates as the only odds-on favourite for the entire Valley program.


Exhilarates wins at Moonee Valley

He did not disappoint his supporters and all three big bets locked in black odds as well.  Bets of $2,000 @ $2.25, $5,000 @ $2.30 and $12,000 @ $2.25 all turned out to be winning bets. The TAB took one bet of $7,000 @ $1.90 and several bets of $2,000 @ $1.85.

Bookies were soon opening their pay-out bags again when in the very next race when the Dundee gelding, THE INEVITABLE destroyed his opposition in the Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) by putting four lengths on them as he crossed the line.

It was a double for Craig Williams (after winning on Exhilarates) and big pay day some big bet punters. Bets of $6500 @ $3.90 and $5000 @ $3.40 were taken while the TAB took bets of The Inevitable $6,500 @ $3 and $5,500 @ $2.80.

See how all the big bets fared over the weekend…………

Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $5000 @ $2.05…………………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $5000 @ $2………………………………… LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $3000 @ $1.95…………………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 2 Te Akau Shark – $2500 @ $2.50…………………… LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 2 Te Akau Shark – $2000 @ $2.50…………………… LOST

Randwick Race 2 No. 6 Press Box – $2000 @ $14…………………………... LOST
Randwick Race 6 No. 2 Pierata – $5000 @ $9.25……………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 8 Sir Charles Road – $1500 (place) @ $18…………. LOST
The Valley Race 6 No. 10 The Inevitable – $6500 @ $3.90…………………. WON
The Valley Race 7 No. 7 Meryl – $1475 @ $18……………………………….. LOST

Eagle Farm Race 2 No. 8 Trevelyan – $2000 @ $2.90……………………… LOST
Morphettville Race 8 No. 1 Going Gaga – $1500 @ $9……………………… LOST
Randwick Race 4 No. 9 Tarbert – $2000 @ $12……………………………… LOST
The Valley Race 4 No. 2 Haut Brion Her – $3000 @ $3.20…………………. LOST
The Valley Race 5 No. 1 Exhilarates – $2000 @ $2.25……………………… WON

Randwick Race 5 No. 2 Libertini – $32,000 @ $1.20………………………… WON
Randwick Race 5 No. 2 Libertini – $28,825 @ $1.18………………………… WON
Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $4500 @ $2………………………………... LOST
The Valley Race 4 No. 2 Haut Brion Her – $5000 @ $3.50…………………. LOST
The Valley Race 5 No. 1 Exhilarates – $5000 @ $2.30……………………… WON

Randwick Race 6 No. 3 Nature Strip – $7500 @ $2.25…………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 2 Te Akau Shark – $6000 @ $2.40…………………. LOST
The Valley Race 4 No. 9 Victory Kingdom – $4000 @ $5.50………………. LOST
The Valley Race 5 No. 1 Exhilarates – $12,000 @ $2.25…………………... WON
The Valley Race 6 No. 10 The Inevitable – $5000 @ $3.40………………... WON

Randwick Race 1 No. 2 Pandemic – $5000 @ $2.70………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 6 No. 3 Nature Strip – $4000 @ $2.20……………………. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $6000 @ $2………………………………. LOST
The Valley Race 3 No. 6 Kentucky Breeze – $4000 @ $3.20……………... WON
The Valley Race 4 No. 2 Haut Brion Her – $5000 @ $3.20……………….. LOST

Randwick Race 1 No. 6 Maddi Rocks – $1000 @ $9………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 3 No. 1 Bleu Roche – $2000 @ $4.40…………………….. LOST
Randwick Race 6 No. 6 Zoustyle – $1500 @ $6……………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 7 No. 1 Avilius – $6000 @ $2………………………………. LOST
Randwick Race 8 No. 14 Eckstein – $1000 @ $10…………………………. LOST


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