Punchestown – Wednesday 17th February
A very good day for Tote Win players with better returns on five of the seven races at Punchestown on Wednesday. Returns of €2.20 for Robin Thyme (11/10) and €3.20 for That’s A Wrap (15/8) prove that Tote is just a competitive on favourites as the bookmakers. The performance of the Tote Trifecta in the three maiden hurdles was notable with pay-outs of €268.80, €22.80 and €148.10 with the highest priced horse in any of the combinations at 16/1. This shows that the Tote Trifecta presents outstanding opportunities for non-handicaps which you can only get with Tote.
Clonmel – Thursday 18th February
The Tote Trifecta again showed why it can be the best value bet around at Clonmel on Thursday. In the first race, a seven runner conditions event (a race where Tricast isn’t available from bookmakers), the win of Urano (7/1) spearheaded a Tote Trifecta combination with Aurora Bell (33/1) and Victory Mill (15/8) which payed a staggering €514. To put that in context there were only 210 possible Tote Trifecta combinations in the race and the pay-out was more than double the number of combinations! The Tote Pick 6 kick-started what was a huge week for its players with a pay-out of €1,842.10 almost double the SP accumulator of €945.
Dundalk – Friday 19th February
The Tote Pick 6 offered excellent value at Dundalk on Friday evening with a pay-out of €2,500 for a €2,134 accumulator. The first race also produced a notable result as favourite Strategic Heights (11/4) just chinned Rattling Jewel (50/1) on the line for a Tote Exacta pay-out of €275.10 esclipsing the €169.26 offered by the CSF.
Fairyhouse – Saturday 20th February
The Tote Pick 6 just kept producing big results at Fairyhouse on Saturday with a pay-out of €5,833.30 over double the SP accumulator of €2,547.07. Willie Mullins backers got a treat in the Grade 2 Bobbyjo Chase as the Champion trainer provided the first three home for a Tote Trifecta pay-out of €125.20. There were also big Tote Trifecta pay-outs in the two handicap hurdles of €332.80 and €395.30 both significantly better than there bookmaker equivalents.
Naas – Sunday 21st February
It was the day that many Tote Pick 6 players had waited for at Naas on Sunday with a rollover of over €42,000 heading into the pool for last weekend and they would not have been disappointed by the final pool total of €115,845. It was a bonus for many that the card started with a ‘gimmie’ in the form of Dermot Weld’s Vigil (2/9) who scored with a minimum of fuss. But a curve ball in the second in the form of Conright Boy (16/1 (€19.50 on Tote)) dashed the hopes of many players. Marlbrook (2/1) was a welcome winner for most of those with units remaining but the eclipse of Don’t Touch It and Simple Ned in consecutive races thinned the herd considerably. In the end there were only 1.5 units on final leg winner Fergiesthelegend (8/1) and the lucky owners of those units were handsomely rewarded with a pay-out of €54,061.40, a life-changing sum of money!