Pomme La Belle rated $2.40 because of her recent best form last prep and a 15% win strike and 40% place strike suggested a reasonable each way possibility first up. Of course it was too short and of course it didn’t win BUT it did place and at a generous place price in the 10 horse field of $9.80 mid tote. Our bet was on Betfair and we collected $13, yes a bit of a fluke , we know. John Furgal considered it for the SMS service but being a mare and 38 degrees expected, let it go. A win at the $151 would have been welcome and it just shows how weird the market is getting that the price could range from $40 to $151 and that four other runners in the race were at prices up to $301.
Today we have Vuni rated $3.10 in the first at Benalla but the best price bet is $1.55 and who would take it at that price??? Not us. It should still win but it is simply not worth the risk! Plenty of other races to invest on.