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1/8/2003 edition

Tote or Bookmaker Odds

Continued from previous page

Randwick:

Comforts
Starting price:$4.00
Top fluctuation: $4.40
Tote odds range: $3.60 - $3.80

Go Ziggy
Starting price:$4.40
Top fluctuation:$4.60
Tote odds range: $3.90 - $4.30

Patezza
Starting price:$1.90
Top fluctuation: $2.00
SuperTab tote: $1.80 - $1.90

Results for over two years have now been updated on a weekly basis. We have not kept a running total of the difference between the tote and bookmaker. However, anyone who has been following these updates over a period of time will know where the best odds are for horses starting around $5.50 in Melbourne/Sydney on a Saturday.

You can access the index to these results by clicking here.

A race full of unraced 2YOs is of course generally another matter. The tote still bets to 120% but the bookies, in order to try and avoid insider knowledge hitting them badly in that type of race, set understandably high percentage markets. Bookmakers can lose betting on a race. All the tote does is lower the price everyone gets if more money comes for a horse so that the tote must win on the race.

No betting plunge on any race can beat the tote. Betting plunges can beat the bookmaker.

Personally I won't back well supported tote horses in tote markets of 120%, because I cannot control the minimum odds I receive, compared to bookmaker top fluctuation markets which are often below 110% in Sydney on a Saturday.

This edition of Punt to Win:
Best betting odds - bookmaker or tote?
Become an expert - win by specialising
Adelaide bookmakers - are you encouraging punters to bet with you?
Betting favourites in small fields
Handicapping tips - weight and class
Money talks - Randwick, Moonee Valley betting tips from the track
Money talks - Cheltenham, Eagle Farm betting tips from the track
Future winners - unlucky horses
Punt to Win 25/7/2003
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