A filly we have a share in, originally for our Gold Club Members, Blew like a gale in markets and hit $41 5 minutes before the jump. I’d already backed it for small amounts but I thought the price is one we would never get again.
I placed a $50 bet and received a response from TAB “your bet is being considered??? What! This multi billion dollar company is querying my $50 bet for a payout of $2000. No doubt they found my name on the owners list. After about 2 minutes, they rejected the bet just as the runners were lining up to race.
Turned out we ran 2nd last….the last laugh is on Tabcorp. And here’s a funny thing. Most corporates actually give owners a 10% bonus on their winnings. They use owners investments as a guide to get “inside knowledge”.
Our 3yo filly was against 3 and 4yo colts geldings and so on and statistically are usually lays due to their low strike rate. In addition she was 2nd up, another no no, our ratings are heavily biased against 2nd up horses at 1300 metres or longer but owners can’t help themselves, I would never let one of my runners go around without something on it, even though in this case we rated her 8th rated at best. She has had only two failures, both on firm tracks.
Well in the next week it is expected that wet tracks will be the most likely. That will be her next test.