A very busy week of racing with the Cheltenham Festival, dual meetings for St. Patrick’s Day and the return of the Flat at the Curragh so we will fly through the range of value to be had with Tote this week.
Monday 14th March – Cork
The “calm before the storm” was a student day at Cork on Monday for a jumps card. With most of the games household names already en-route to the Cotswolds it was a chance for some of the lesser known names to display their talents. Exciting young pilots Kevin Sexton, Adrian Heskin and Mikey Fogarty all had no problems converting their opportunities on fancied rides. In fact there was no winner too hard to find for the Tote Pick 6 with the biggest priced winners coming at just 4/1. Customers who found the correct combination must have been delighted with the return of €1,750 especially when comparing it to the €883 return for the SP accumulator.
Thursday 17th March – Down Royal & Wexford
Some nice value to be had on the Tote Win with some bigger priced horses at Down Royal on Thursday. Theo (10/1) returned at €12.20 in the Opportunity Handicap Hurdle and Pointview Gale (20/1) paid €25.70 with Tote Win for the Hunter Chase. Meanwhile in Wexford, the Tote Placepot paid a stunning €1,557.60 presumably due to three seven-runner races where only two places would have counted but a fantastic pay-out nevertheless.
Friday 18th March – Dundalk
Dundalk has been an excellent venue for Tote Trifecta players and last Friday was no different with returns of €239, €215, €118, €188 and €47.80 (in a five runner race). Tote Win also performed well with a pay-outs of €8.00 for Rateel (6/) and of €9.00 for Coreczka (7/1).
Saturday 19th March – Gowran Park
Plenty of good value to be had at Gowran Park on Saturday a 100/1 winner of the second race helped to produce a stunning Tote Exacta pay-out of €1,430.10. The Tote Jackpot also produced some excellent value paying €1,002.10 on a €729 SP accumulator. The sixth race was also a mammoth result for Tote Trifecta customers paying a huge €3,294.70.
Sunday 20th March – Downpatrick & Curragh
The flat season began at the Curragh on Sunday and the Tote Win started as it means to continue with a fantastic pay-out of €28.60 on the opening winner Master Trader. The Tote Exacta and Tote Trifecta for the race were not too shabby either with pay-outs of €362 and €3,831 respectively. The pool for the Super Tote Trifecta in race six on Sunday grew to €57,000 and the lucky customers that were able to find Sruthan (12/1), Aussie Valentine (8/1) and Gabrial’s Kaka (12/1) were rewarded with a pay-out of €2,053.60. Showing why the Super Tote Trifecta needs to be watched out for in race six every Sunday.
Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th March – Cheltenham Festival
A fantastic week for punters of all kinds at this year’s Cheltenham Festival but here are a few figures to keep in mind coming into the rest of the year’s major festivals;
- The Tote Trifecta paid £2,924 on average for the week, with a high of £19,699 paid in the Martin Pipe on Friday.
- The Scoop 6 was only won on Tuesday and Thursday paying £90,206 and £34,454 respectively.
- The Tote Placepot payed £436.85 on average for the week which is incredible when you think of the performance of almost every favourite at the Festival.
The above figures show how major festivals and the huge Tote pools that they bring will provide massive pay-outs no matter how obvious the result may seem.