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

  • Punters cash in on Muntasseera
  • Sure Knee and Rupture prove costly for investors

Bookies ended up on the right side of the leger on the weekend but punters stuck it to them at times through the day.

Over in the west, the big race of the day was the $1 million Group One Winterbottom Stakes and short-priced favourite TREKKING couldn’t match it with the placegetters, finishing fourth behind Hey Doc (who, winning comfortably  in the end, did it all from gate 13).

Big bets of $5,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.80 and $2,500 @ $2.70 were lost on the Godolphin five-year-old. The TAB reported taking big bets of $3,200 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.80 and $2,000 @ $4.50 (placed on Nov 9).


Up north in Brisbane, some big bet punters ended up at loggerheads with two horses gaining support in the second last of the day.

Money came thick and fast for race favourite OUTBACK BARBIE with the Desleigh Forster-trained CHAPTER AND VERSE finding plenty of fans as well.

In a blanket finish, the pair of them filled the quinella with Chapter And Verse getting the nod in the end. One big bet of $2,500 @ $3.10 was taken on ‘Barbie’ while another punter had $1,500 @ $6 on Chapter And Verse. 

Down south at Rosehill, punters were off to a good start with the Maher & Eustace filly MUNTASSEERA getting the job done for favourite-backers.

Muntasseera winning at Rosehill on Saturday  (PA Images)

Big Bets totalling $9,000 were taken while the TAB reported several bets of $4,250 @ $2.10, several of $2,000 @ $2 while one single bet stood out at $23,200 @ $2.

Another big win for punters came two races later when PRINCESS CORDERLIA saluted as a $3 favourite. Big bets of $3,000 @ $4 and $2,000 @ $4.40 turned out to be winners. The TAB took a losing bet of $4,750 each-way @ $9 / $2.90 on HIGHWAY SIXTYSIX.

Further south at the Valley, the punter’s joy was short lived. They struck the first blow in the opening event when TAGALOA saluted as a $4.40 favourite. Big bets of $6,000 @ $4, $3,000 @ $4 and one of $2,000 @ $5.80 were taken. 

The TAB reported similar support with one huge bet of $25,000 @ $3.70 also taken on the Bussutin and Young colt.


Tagaloa wins at the Valley on Saturday  (PA Images)

For the Valley punters, the damage was done later in the day when SURE KNEE (Race 7) and RUPTURE (Race 8) both finished as beaten favourites. 

Sure Knee was sent out a red-hot $1.70 chance but could only manage third place. Big bets of $10,000 @ $2 and $2,000 @ $2.15 went by the wayside while the TAB took bets of $6,000 @ $1.70 and $5,000 @ $1.75 on the Chris Waller-trained mare.

Rupture had his fair share of supporters as well. Big bets of $5,000 @ $4.20, $3,500 @ $3.90 and $2,000 @ $4 were taken while the TAB reported taking one bet of $2,000 @ $3.10 on the Street Boss gelding.

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

Doomben Race 1 No. 7 Avno Doubt – $2000 @ $5.50………………… LOST
Doomben Race 5 No. 4 Rock Beat – $2000 @ $2.90………………….. LOST
Morphettville Race 6 No. 4 Exalted Trail – $2000 @ $7………………..  WON
The Valley Race 1 No. 2 Tagaloa – $3000 @ $4……………………….. WON
The Valley Race 7 No. 1 Sure Knee – $2000 @ $2.15………………… LOST

Ascot Race 8 No. 1 Trekking – $5000 @ $2.70………………………… LOST
Doomben Race 8 No. 7 Outback Barbie – $2500 @ $3.10…………… LOST
The Valley Race 6 No. 6 Somals – $2000 @ $3……………………….. LOST
The Valley Race 8 No. 9 Rupture – $2000 @ $4………………………. LOST
The Valley Race 9 No. 10 Morrissy – $2000 @ $5.50…………………. LOST

The Valley Race 1 No. 2 Tagaloa – $2000 @ $5.80…………………… WON
The Valley Race 8 No. 9 Rupture – $3500 @ $3.90…………………… LOST
Morphettville Race 2 No. 4 Stenmark – $2000 @ $5.50………………. LOST
Morphettville Race 5 No. 4 Mabel Josephine – $2000 @ $8…………. LOST
Rosehill Race 5 No. 5 Mansa Musa – $2000 @ $5.25………………… LOST

Doomben Race 2 No. 6 So Dapper – $3200 @ $2.20………………… LOST
Rosehill Race 1 No. 1 Muntaseera – $2000 @ $2.70…………………. WON
Rosehill Race 4 No. 4 He’s A Hotshot – $2000 @ $7.50………………  SCR
Rosehill Race 7 No. 3 Renewal – $3000 @ $6.60…………………….. LOST
The Valley Race 1 No. 6 The Big Easy – $4400 @ $4.60……………. LOST

Rosehill Race 1 No. 1 Muntaseera – $3000 @ $2.25………………… WON
Rosehill Race 6 No. 12 House Of Cartier – $3000 @ $3.60…………. LOST
The Valley Race 1 No. 2 Tagaloa – $6000 @ $4……………………… WON
The Valley Race 7 No. 1 Sure Knee – $10,000 @ $2……………….... LOST
The Valley Race 8 No. 9 Rupture – $5000 @ $4.20……………..……. LOST

Ascot Race 8 No. 1 Trekking – $2500 @ $2.70……………………….. LOST
Rosehill Race 1 No. 1 Muntaseera – $4000 @ $2.60……………..….. WON
Rosehill Race 3 No. 9 Princess Corderlia – $3000 @ $4………..…… WON
Rosehill Race 6 No. 12 House Of Cartier – $3000 @ $4.20……..…..  LOST
Rosehill Race 8 No. 1 Bon Amis – $2500 @ $5……………………..... LOST

Ascot Race 8 No. 1 Trekking – $3000 @ $2.80……………………..… LOST
Doomben Race 8 No. 10 Chapter And Verse – $1500 @ $6…..……. WON
Rosehill Race 3 No. 9 Princess Cordelia – $2000 @ $4.40……..…… WON
Rosehill Race 6 No. 12 House Of Cartier – $2000 @ $4.20…..…….. LOST
Rosehill Race 7 No. 4 Moss Trip – $800 @ $16………………..…….. LOST


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