Down Royal – Wednesday 3rd February
The Tote Pick 6 set the tone for the week at Down Royal on Wednesday with a pay-out of €1,842, eclipsing the SP equivalent by €627. The locally trained Topper Thornton (8/1) was the only winner on the day above 5/2 so it is a small wonder that there were only 9.5 winning units but it goes to show that you have to be into win. It is worth noting the performance of the Tote Trifecta in races that bookmakers refuse to take a Tricast bet in. In the first race favourite Steamboat Bill (5/4) beat third favourite Stowaway Shark (7/1) and second favourite Billy Billy (9/2) to give a Tote Trifecta pay-out of €48.20. In race five, a six runner beginner’s chase, the favourite beat second favourite and third favourite for a pay-out of €9.80. Again in the final race, a seven runner bumper, the favourite beat second favourite and third favourite for a pay-out of €22.40.
Clonmel – Thursday 4th February
Another day, another huge Tote Pick 6 dividend of €17,500, far superior to the SP accumulator of €7,842. This was mostly due to the surprise win of Arkwrisht (12/1) in the Grade 3 Novice Hurdle but the victory of Water Sprite (7/2) over hot favourite Billy’s Hope (4/9) in the mare’s maiden hurdle may have knocked out a few units. The Tote Exacta had a strong day, paying better than the CSF in six of the seven races most notably in the fourth race where Cerca Trova (4/1) beat Annie Alainn (12/1) for a pay-out of €70.10 (CSF €54.92).
Dundalk – Friday 5th February
With the Tote Pick 6 and Tote Jackpot both rolling over on Friday the main talking points were the massive Tote Trifecta pay-outs in the second and seventh races. In the second race Mr Right (4/1) led home both Times In Anatefka (10/1) and Sofi’s Spirit (10/1) for an incredible pay-out of €603.90 (bookmakers tricast paid €389.65). Then in the final race Temasek Star (8/1) beat Brokopondo (10/1) and Jack Blue (5/1) for a hefty pay-out of €786.90 (bookmakers tricast paid €500.68)
Leopardstown – Saturday 6th February
The best single day of National Hunt racing in Ireland did not disappoint on Saturday at Leopardstown with the very deep ground causing a few surprise results but Tote customers that could find winners were well rewarded. Carlingford Lough (20/1) made it back to back wins in the Irish Gold Cup coming from what looked an unwinnable position on the turn in. The unseat of Valseur Lido at the last changed the complexion of the race and supporters of John Kiely’s charge would have been delighted with their Tote Win return of €29.60. This great Tote Win return was mirrored earlier on the card by Who’s That (9/1) returning €14.80 and the sadly ill-fated You Must Know Me (12/1) paying €17.20. A few surprise results were not enough to stop one Tote Jackpot customer scooping €11,694, not bad for an SP accumulator worth €3,638!
Naas – Sunday 7th February
Naas finished the week as it started, with the Tote Pick 6 proving itself fantastic value paying €2,121. Those of you who followed the Super Pick 6 Podcast selections might have been counting your money coming into the final leg with four horses running for you but it wasn’t to be with Papa’s Way (20/1) just unable to wear doe Mr Cosmopolitan (12/1) in the run to the line. Tote Placepot customers would have been excited to see the pool size of €69,607 on Sunday and would not have been disappointed with the pay-out of €186.20.
Remember, these value reports don’t mean that Tote is better on every occasion (we know it isn’t). Its purpose instead is to show the value that was available playing with us in the previous week. We are proud of what we offer to customers and our aim to to show you why.
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