A quiet week for followers of Irish racing as Dundalk’s Friday evening meeting was the first action of the week. The headline from that meeting was the €3,500 bagged by the single winner of the Tote Jackpot. This was another great result for Tote customers with the SP accumulated equivalent paying only €1,483. In truth, there was nothing impossible about the winning combination with Excelli, Political Policy and Rock On Rosie all well fancied. The key to the single winner was 10/1 shot Ishebayorgrey who just got the better of favourite Marise in the opening leg.
The Tote Pick6 was the star of the show at Punchestown on Saturday where a pay out of €11,666 dwarfed the SP equivalent of €1,553. Impressive winner Min (1/7) gave most punters a free leg in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle and Willie Mullins supporters were also rewarded when Measureofmydreams (11/8) got off the mark over fences in the opening leg. Flemenstorm (3/1f) and Baie Des Iles (9/2) were both well supported before winning the second and third legs. Lift The Latch (10/3 2f) was a major market mover in the fifth leg and when co-favourite Elusive Ivy (5/1) took the sixth leg holders of the 1.5 winning units must have been delighted with the mammoth pay out. This is a classic example of why you need to play the Pick 6 on a consistent basis. No winner here was too difficult to find and the pay-out was a life changing sum of money.
Tote Trifecta players on Sunday were rewarded with some great pay outs at Fairyhouse. The feature race was the Dan Moore Memorial Chase where second favourite Nearly Nama’d (4/1) beat the Willie Mullins trained Mozoltov (14/1) and stablemate Guitar Pete (8/1) to give a payout of €744.20 nearly double the bookies equivalent of €434.81. This was followed by a payout of €153.50 for picking the 1-2-3 of McKinley (6/4f), Missyspet (16/1) and Never Enough Time (9/1) in a 10-runner beginners chase. Then in a seven runner novice chase Marlbrook (7/2) led home Balnongan Boy (4/1) and Goulane Chosen (14/1) in a trifecta that paid €148.
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