Friday, 29 October 2010

ouch - that's gotta hurt!

No dodgy betting plunges here, but how on earth anyone could tip this as a winner other than using the theory of complete randomness in juvenile hurdles is beyond me. Usually horses matched at 1000 that win get matched for pennies in-running, this was a Betfair SP of 1000 (vs bookies SP of 200/1). Trained by Jennie Candlish, ridden by A O'Keefe. Sorry, never heard of either of them... until now.

Bolted in by nine lengths as well. Cue Betfair sending out a press release to boast about 400% better odds on a horse which probably five people backed in the entire country......


  1. Cue the BHA then demanding the difference.

  2. Jenny Candlish is a trainer that you do not underestimate, and she certainly knows how to pick a horse. That said, 10 years ago this horse would have been at odds of 33/1 but Betfair allows bookies to lay at odds much longer and then "lay-off".


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