betting and staking

Pricing horses


How do you do it?

Mr Scott method


Race ratings


Your own approach


Next week I will price the last 5 races on the card.

English Derby


Australia ???????? May play a big part in the Derby tomorrow morning.

Rusian Emperor

Not many better bred than this fellow.A stud ticket will be priceless if he wins.

2020 Best Bets & Ruffies


interest has all but disappeared in the tipping type threads - probably the lack of success in the 2nd half of last year did not help.

I thought I would combine the 2 threads for 2020, and posters could list the tip as either a BB or R(uffie)

First 4 debacle

Gary Still

What about the punters who had the correct four placings? The first four paid $5,000, but the ACTUAL fourth placegetter was nearly four times the price and would have created a monster dividend!

Stewards report:


Following the declaration of correct weight, Stewards were notified by the Judges that an error had occurred with the semaphoring of the 4th placegetter. It was identified that, due to an inputting error, number 5 (CURDLED) was semaphored when in fact number 15 (COOL DRAFTS) had been placed 4th. After confirming the correct placings Stewards, acting under AR. 214(4)(b), amended the placings accordingly.


Gary Still

There'll be no formal comp this year, but feel free to post your lays on this thread.

An edited post today from Imajeel transferred to this thread:

A double lay at Randwick.

SR5 #1 Redzel is vulnerable to the 3yo and should be laid. Currently $1.60 fixed.

SR7 #1 The Autumn Sun. Very put off by its effort last run. He struggled to win and is very layable at $1.55 on TAB fixed.

Thanks Gary, the comps were a bit of fun.

Luck to all

Lay an Aussie


Punters who have layed an Aussie in recent times would be making a fortune, particularly on tennis. Not even 1 week down at the Aussie Open and only 1 Aussie remains in the singles draw, male or female. That is woeful.

So Lay the 1 that remains for her match today. Lay Ash Barty, she is the favourite, against Sharipova. Lay her to lose $1000 for today's game and I will have another great tennis strategy in a day or so.

Trading on Bet Fair


Does anybody have knowledge or experience in this type of Bet Fair trading ? If so i would appreciate to share ideas on this way of betting. Regards Topfour.

RUFFIES - 2019


There will always be ruffies saluting - the prob is identifying them well in advance so that they appear in time for forumites to take notice - the big problem is early selections can blow bigtime and probably should be left alone - good luck for 2019

MR6 Miss Rock - $16 & $4.60 - if she puts in, she wins and she generally runs ok at track, but has only ever saluted 1st up - a 6 week break may be the tonic that sees her run well

BEST BETS - 2019


Good punting in 2019

MR8 Goethe - EW $11 & $3.50

Christmas tips


Being one of Australias best punters, I have decided to give all you forum readers a Xmas treat next week.

Next Saturday morning, I will post my selections on here, to ensure your pockets will be full to overflowing, over the festive season.

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