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Shadley wrote: Trainer Justin Snaith’s charge, Dark Jet, won the Queen’s Plate at odds of 12-1, but paid R4.90 for a TAB Win as a result of sizeable bets on the colt shortly before the start. These wagers on Dark Jet collectively increased the TAB Win pool on the race by some 6%, but simultaneously resulted in the three-year-old’s payout dropping from R7.10 to R4.90.
So they don't find it unusual that 6% of the pool was wagered just before the off on a 12 to 1 shot who just so happened to be the winner. Which right minded big punter bets on the tote knowing the odds will shorten to much less than the fixed odds available>
Mac wrote: Perhaps he was a first-time punter?
Perhaps he was blocked by all the other bookies? Doubt it.
Perhaps he was trying to do a coup to receive a better dividend on something else? Doubt it, his 6% contribution to the pool would have raised the dividends by only 1% or so on each of the balance of runners.
I think he was a “virgin” punter and congrats for his win.
Does anyone know the win pool?
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