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What a dud tip - odds are important
The following story will illustrate the importance of getting decent odds for your bets. It also illustrates how it is important to be aware of factors that can make your bet far from the "certainty" that racing media "experts" tell you it is.
An example we wrote up from the early 2000s will do, as this type of poor "tipping" doesn't change over the years.
Taking short odds about horses like The Expat guarantees you must lose over the long term.
The Expat worked early to get the lead, weakened when the pressure was applied in the straight and finished sixth, beaten by over five lengths.
Our suggestion is if you want to back a horse which rises significantly in weight only do so if you get good odds about the animal. Ignore those badly weighted, short priced horses with poor barriers being touted for free by the racing media.
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2011 Melbourne Cup Day
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