BETTING ODDITIES: There’s only one Bryony Frost
BETTING ODDITIES: In his latest weekly blog, DAVID STEWART takes a sideways look at some of the stories making the news in the betting world and beyond.
THERE’S ONLY ONE BRYONY FROST
So ‘Bryony Frost’ put away 6,439 punters over the weekend. And I’m not talking about her sensational ride on 20/1 King George winner Frodon.
More the fake ‘Bryony Frost’ twitter account @FrostBryony who lulled in 6,439 followers but was revealed as fake by the other Bryony Frost @Bryony_frost who is a real Bryony Frost but not THE Bryony Frost. Keeping up?
The genuine (but not jockey) Bryony_frost is a Head Of Operations at Kings College London and often gets confused for her namesake after a big race win.
The new account was also later confirmed as an imposter by the REAL Bryony on Instagram – her only social media platform.
How frustrating it must be to share a name with the famous. I mean I’ve NEVER heard the ‘how’s Annie Lennox’ line before in my life ….
— Bryony Frost (@bryony_frost) December 27, 2020
WHAT WERE THE ODDS ON THAT?
An astonishing start to Boxing Day’s racing with Ballycallan Fame (pictured) winning the opener at Wetherby at 125/1 (by 23 lengths obviously), Awkwafina then winning the Limerick opener at 100/1 and for good measure Pallas Dancer winning the first at Wolverhampton at 40/1.
What were the odds on that across-the-card treble? A mere 521,765-1
A superb tweet from the excellent Sports & Betting History account @CDCHistory showing a racecard from yesteryear.
It was from the Hartlepool Carnival where the runners were required to pass the post before the lights go out and bookmakers were required to weigh out !!
Plenty of fun going on with the officials names too.
CRASH, BANG, WALLOP
A real lesson in multi-tasking from the percussionist in the Gershwin musical Crazy For You. Puts many to shame who are challenged enough in er, single-tasking.
And I include myself, musically speaking at least. I was on the triangle at school. GULP.
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.