BETTING ODDITIES: “The SP was THIS big ….”

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Now they have seemingly resorted to using electron microscopes to separate the results of horse races, judged by last week’s Chelmsford race (below) one simple question goes begging…… WHY?

Why the obsession with finding a winner? Is it REALLY such a problem that two sets of punters and two sets of connections occasionally both win?

Given the results recently some of my friends are happy to back a non runner.

After today I only wish I had been a little more passionate about the music of Bob Dylan.

It might have given me just cause to back 150/1 Irish Grand National winner Freewheelin Dylan (pictured above).


KEEP THE CHANGE

Sky News reported that the latest EuroMillions lottery was won in the UK.

The headline screamed:

EuroMillions winner: UK ticket-holder claims £122m jackpot

On reading the article it turns out the actual amount was £122,550,350.80.

What a life to win a sum of money that the £550,350.80 ‘excess’ is considered mere shrapnel.


WHOA, I’M GOING TO BARBADOS

The usual eclectic selection of results from last week’s World Cup Qualifiers:

😊 Easy:
Mongolia 0 Japan 14 (fourteen)

😲 Shock:
Germany 1 North Macedonia 2

🥺 Yikes:
Barbados 1 Anguilla 0

Barbados were 1/25 pre-match but made supporters sweat buckets. They needed 81 minutes to get a goal courtesy of Emile Saimovici. Just as well for the short odds backers ….. it was their ONLY attempt on goal in the match. GULP.


HOLE IN THE MARKET

The unfortunate Polo Easter Egg has been voted the worst egg of all time. Somewhat harshly, possibly, given that it did include THREE packs of Polos 😉

It’s long since been discontinued. I can’t think why.

David


DAVID STEWART is a freelance digital betting producer and journalist. His CV includes: The Sun, The Sporting Life, Racing Post, At The Races, The Sportsman, lead feature writer for Sky’s Betview magazine and senior producer Timeform Radio.


Views of authors do not necessarily represent views of Star Sports Bookmakers.


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