Once again we missed the exotics but the $5.40 winner was welcome, especially as we only backed two runners. The profit was welcome. Today we have to wait until a late race at Cranbourne but it will be worth it as our two suggested runners are at fair prices in another open market. Our Best Bet is in a later race as well so I have placed my bets already with Rod Clearys vicbet.com at Best Of The Best. With the latest round of geofencing (the Racing now takes a percentage of losign bets from the corporates) life is about to get harder for all punters. And Neds has been officially taken over by Ladbrokes. In just one year Neds took just under a billion dollars worth of bets. The “good news” is that most of their punters were considered to be the recreational kind, that is, dead set losers. I believe the selling price was $69 million, not bad for a startup. LOts of good track racing today so enjoy what you can. There have been a few regulars drop out over Christmas as happens this time of the year but they come back in February in time for the AutumnCarnival.
I was disappointed with the prices available on our Perth Cup picks but we may yet see a surprise. More tomorrow. By the way, we updated for Canterbury and Esperance scratchings about midday.