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10/2/2007 edition

Get Those Betting Odds!

Placing a bet on "the winner" is not all there is to betting on horses. Just by making sure you obtain good odds about your bets can mean the difference between losing a lot of money and breaking about even or maybe making a profit.

Below you will be able to see the odds plenty of tote punters got about some popular tote winners. Compare them with the odds obtained by many punters who bet with bookmakers. We think you'll agree - the difference is staggering. It must make a huge difference to your results.

Look at the differences in odds for some recent short priced tote winning horses at the Moonee Valley Lighning Stakes Day meeting.

Saturday, 3rd. February, 2007.

Universal Queen
Tote: $3.50
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $5.00
Bookmaker starting price: $3.70

Field Hunter
Tote: $3.10
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $4.20
Bookmaker starting price: $3.40

Miss Andretti
Tote: $2.50
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $3.20
Bookmaker starting price: $3.20

Lucky Unicorn
Tote: $2.20
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $3.00
Bookmaker starting price: $3.00

Sleek Chassis
Tote: $1.30
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $1.65
Bookmaker starting price: $1.65

As a general rule bookmaker odds for Saturday meetings held in Sydney and Melbourne are better than tote odds for:

1. The most favoured horses (That's where most of the winners are!)
2. There needs to be reasonable disclosed form. This rule will not apply for a 2YO race full of first starters.

There are plenty of offers on this site that will help you get decent odds and give you a much better chance. The question is:

If you are not doing so already are you prepared to make the changes necessary to your win betting so you get better odds and better returns for your money? Or are you going to turn a blind eye, ignore reality, and pretend you are getting good odds for popular horses in Melbourne and Sydney on Saturdays? Just like some posters in our forum who post saying, "Bookmaker odds are no good. I always bet on the tote."

This edition of Punt to Win:
Learn from this betting advice
The best horse racing tipping service on the internet
Get those betting odds
The Bunched Finish horse racing betting system
Horse Watch betting system - future winners
Betting favourites in small fields - 27/1/2007
Betting favourites in small fields - 3/2/2007
Best odds for well bet winners - bookmaker or tote?
Betting tips from the track: 27/1/2007: Rosehill & Sandown Hillside
Betting tips from the track: 3/2/2007: Rosehill & Moonee Valley
Betting top weights - horses carrying a weight handicap of 59kg.
Future winners - unlucky horses
Punt to Win 27/1/2007
Punt to Win index

2006 Melbourne Cup Carnival Winners
Best Tote Odds


Get these prices? Or these prices!! Extra Profit $10 bet
Typhoon Zed 21.50 28.90 $74
Delta Blues 17.50 20.20 $27
Lyrical Bid 16.50 19.00 $25
Brom Felinity 13.30 15.70 $24
Dance Hero 12.60 14.90 $23
Southern Courage 16.20 18.30 $21

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