Punt to Win
Spring Carnival Horse Racing Form Analysis
Favourites punters wiped out on Saturday.
Punters betting favourites got absolutely taken to the cleaners at the big Randwick Epsom Handicap Day and Flemington Turnbull Stakes Day meetings last Saturday.
Here's the disaster for favourites starting below $5.00 in fields of 14 or more horses.
Randwick - Epsom Handicap Day
I Have No Fear
Flemington - Turnbull Stakes Day
Lad Of The Manor
Put simply, when there are plenty of classy horses in a big field, taking short odds about the favourite is a recipe for a betting disaster. Sure, a number of the favourites had bad luck, but that is to be expected in big fields with keenly contested racing. What is plainly obvious is the starting price odds did not allow for any bad luck in running.
The smart punters will learn from it. But other punters will continue backing short priced favourites in big, open fields and wonder why they consistently lose money.
This edition of Punt to Win:
2005 Melbourne Cup Carnival Winners
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