It was a bumpy ride over Cox Plate weekend but we pulled through largely unscathed across the board, protecting the bank as Spring racing draws closer to it’s Melbourne Cup peak.
- Media Sensation ($3.20) got the ball rolling at Ellersllie
- The Chosen One ($3.30) made it 2/2 with a win at Riccarton shortly after
Over $500 profit for the weekend with no bets on Friday or Sunday.
Despite a boycott of races in Queensland on Saturday, QLD Winners members enjoyed their weekend as well:
- Coastal Boy ($10) shortened to $4.50 and won well at Sunshine Coast on Friday night
- Stanley Park ($2.60) gave members more reason to celebrate on Sunday
A strong weekend netting $750 profit for members.
- Written Choice ($4.20) took honours in Race 5 on Friday night
- Mystic Journey ($3.50) got the job done on Cox Plate Day
A winner out West for our WA Winners on Saturday as Salon Du Cheval ($2.60) beat home Five Degrees ($4.80) for the Quinella in an easy watch for members.
Ouqba Jack ($6.50) and Finally French ($3.50) both finished 2nd in their respective races, with the former being run down close to the line in a painful result.
- Tell Me ($5) got the ball rolling on Friday night at Canterbury
- Espaaniyah ($3.70) kicked off Saturday at the Valley with a strong win
- Jinda ($2.40 place) finished in 2nd at Yarra Valley
- Magpie ($2.70) was super impressive on Sunday at Port Macquarie
Over $400 profit for the weekend, bringing the total profit since June to $11,500.
- Runson ($4) was a standout winner at the Valley on Friday night in a blistering time
- Ventura Storm ($7.50) provided more joy on Saturday at a very nice price
Four 2nds on Saturday made for difficult watching, with Sunset Watch ($5), Fundamentalist ($6.50), Platoon ($3.40) and In Love With Paris ($5.40) all falling just shy of victory on a frustrating day.
- Thomas Blossom ($7.80) won at a very nice each-way quote to start the week
- Oscar Rose ($1.90) did as a short favourite should
- Canardier ($2.60) made it 3 winners for the week on Friday night
A brilliant start with $340 profit from just 6 betting races at 48% profit on turnover.
- Oakland and Indianapolis (Over 50.5) played out a 42-28 win to the Colts
- A slice of luck in the Kansas City/Denver (Under 55.5) match when the Chiefs elected to punt when within field goal range in the dying seconds of a 30-23 win
2 wins from 3 bets to push overall profits back to $1,800 at the halfway mark of the season.
Steve Green’s NRL Tips post-season resurgence continued with a perfect 2/2 on the England v New Zealand international:
- Under 36 points cashed courtesy of a dour 6-4 second half
- Neither team to score 3 unanswered tries was also a winner in the low-scoring slog fest
Over $500 profit for the weekend, with 2018 profit now sitting at a healthy $2,300 following a tough end to the NRL regular season.
And the High Low officially made it 34 winning months from 36 since launch, including 21 straight, after a small outlay, small win weekend.
Punting isn’t always pretty, but protecting the bank can sometimes be more important than finding the winners themselves. Escaping an average weekend without much damage is still felt when the next big winning day comes along.
Cameron O’Brien knows a thing or two about big winning days, currently in the midst of a strong run through Spring racing to date.
After picking last year’s Melbourne Cup winner, Rekindling, and this year’s Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution – both at double-figure odds – it’s clear that Cam loves this time of year.
Follow him in now and finish your Spring racing Carnival off in style.