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27/2/2004 edition

Educating The Punter

Yes, bookmaker odds can be much better for you than tote odds

Many punters come up with a standard comment like, "I'm not interested in betting with bookmakers. You get better odds on the tote anyway."

That is incorrect for Saturday racing in Melbourne and Sydney where bookmaker odds are consistently far superior to tote odds for the most fancied runners - the horses that win most of the races.

These are also the horses that most punters back. So if punters just keep backing them on the tote they are costing themselves thousands of dollars. It could well be the difference between making a profit and losing.

Have a look at the most popular winners from Caulfield's Blue Diamond Stakes Day last Saturday. Let's compare best tote odds with top fluctuation bookmaker odds, which are very easy to get these days. We'll also include SuperTab tote odds - after all some millions of dollars was bet on SuperTab. Thousands of punters also got the SuperTab tote odds for their winners - plenty of these being punters who refuse to accept that it is possible to get better odds.


Le Bucheron
Bookmaker odds - $3.30
Best tote odds - $2.60
SuperTab odds - $2.60

Keep The Faith
Bookmaker odds - $1.90
Best tote odds - $1.50
SuperTab odds - $1.40

Special Harmony
Bookmaker odds - $1.30
Best tote odds - $1.20
SuperTab odds - $1.10

Royal Sash
Bookmaker odds - $2.80
Best tote odds - $2.60
SuperTab odds - $2.50

Bookmaker odds - $1.60
Best tote odds - $1.40
SuperTab odds - $1.40

Bookmaker odds - $2.40
Best tote odds - $2.00
SuperTab odds - $1.90

Dane Again
Bookmaker odds - $2.50
Best tote odds - $2.50
SuperTab odds - $2.50

This edition of Punt to Win:
Alinghi, brilliant Blue Diamond Stakes winner
Wagering on the tote
Golden Slipper pre-post fixed betting odds
Betting favourites in small fields
Money talks - Rosehill betting tips from the track
Money talks - Caulfield betting tips from the track
Future winners - unlucky horses
Punt to Win 20/2/2004
Punt to Win index

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Rupanyup 12.30 22.80 $1050
Proudly Aggro 29.40 38.90 $950
Silver Canon 30.90 39.90 $900
Sure Bet 15.50 23.90 $840
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