Thurles – Thursday 11th February
With winners at 2/11, 2/5, 4/6 and 8/11 you could be forgiven for assuming that the Tote Pick 6 and Tote Jackpot returns would have been small at Thurles on Thursday. But in comparison with their SP equivalent it was a big pay-day for Tote customers, the Tote Pick 6 returned €744 compared to the SP accumulator of €571 and the Tote Jackpot paid €402 compared to €345 from the SP. Elsewhere on the card, the value of the Tote Trifecta being available in non-handicaps was illustrated in the two mile maiden hurdle where Burgas (4/6) beat Mr Antolini (66/1) and Pakman (9/2) for a return of €208.80. The Tote Trifecta is also great value in handicaps too though paying €642.40 compared to €153.79 from the Tricast in the sixth race.
Dundalk – Friday 12th February
An uncharacteristically poor day at the office for the Tote Exacta failing to outperform the CSF in five of the eight races but in terms of overall value it still left the CSF in the dust. In the five races that CSF out-paid Tote Exacta the total difference was €12.51 but in the three races that Tote Exacta paid better the difference was €45.93. I know which I would rather play long term. Without wanting to repeat myself, the Tote Trifecta in non-handicaps continues to produce huge results. In the sixth race, a conditions event with just four runners, the Tote Trifecta of Captain Joy (4/5), Geological (16/1) and Bishan Bedi (4/1) paid an incredible €64.40. Showing how there are great opportunities to win every day of the week.
Gowran Park – Saturday 13th February
The Tote Pick 6 was there for the taking on Saturday at Gowran Park with tips from the Weekend Watch Podcast; Smashing (9/10), Toushan (4/1) and Sempre Medici (2/7) all going in and winning customers would have been happy with their €2,103 return compared to the SP accumulator of €1,539. The Tote Placepot also produced a nice pay-out of €67.30 considering the number of short priced horses in the mix in every race.
Navan – Sunday 14th February
A tough day for favourites with plenty of upsets at Navan on Sunday and it was unsurprising that the Tote Super Pick 6 has a rollover of over €42,000 heading to Naas next Sunday. However, it was not a bad day for Tote Placepot players again with a surprising pay-out of €475.60 considering that every race had a horse 6/1 or under placed in every race. The Tote Trifecta once again showed why it should be the punters best friend with a whopping return of €291.30 in a six runner Grade 2 novice chase. There is a reason they say “It Pays To Bet With Tote”!