STAR PREVIEW: Punter Meltdown
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s never been a day like it for punters since David beat Goliath which, of course, I am far too young to remember but a day on which Ben Keith still fondly recalls from his position on the rails.
FIRST RACE OF THE DAY
Seven Nation Army SECOND AT 1/2
SECOND RACE OF THE DAY
Tihan SECOND AT 4/11
THIRD RACE OF THE DAY
Triple Dip SECOND AT 1/20
YES, 1/20 and it was in trouble on the turn for home despite having just three rivals !!
The comment on the Sporting Life web site summed up Triple Dip like a 16/1 shot not a 1/20 hotpot……
headed over 1f out, soon beaten
98% of Placepot tickets were wiped out on course in the first race with punters needing the winner in a four horse race and Triple Dip set a modern day record for the shorest price beaten favourite in racing history.
It was one back for the bookies coming just the day after ALL SEVEN market leaders romped home at Wolverhampton.
And it wasn’t just racing…… Germany were long odds-on to beat Australia pre-match last night and even shorter after they went 1-0 up but somehow that conspired to be a 2-2 coupon busting draw.
Looking at the results yesterday you wouldn’t have taken 1/50 that it was Wednesday 🙁
Rather worrying Chelmsford’s card tonight has attracted some small fields and only six races (how terribly old fashioned).
Best bet with Star Sports might well be Leoncavallo in the finale at around evens (from 13/8 early). He went into my notebook and countless others no doubt when making late progress at Lingfield last time out and looks on a very tempting mark on his handicap debut.
You can almost back the Charlie Appleby yard blind at the moment. But don’t try that trick with Mark Johnston’s runners – even at 1/20 🙁