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Belmont Preview, 22nd September news

Belmont Preview, 22nd September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - No Mystery It appears a lot of owners and trainers have opted for the footy over the gallops with some very thin acceptances. It isn’t a card which gets the blood flowing. Af...

12 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 15th September news

Belmont Preview, 15th September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Let’s Go C… Winx could win a fourth Cox Plate this year, but I don’t think there will be a better racing story than that of Andiamo Fica (https://bit.ly/2p7FCjC). I...

21 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 8th September news

Belmont Preview, 8th September

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Back Pike... I’d be surprised if #backpikedrinkwhatyoulike is not trending globally on twitter by the end of the Belmont card. The Wizard has a book of rides which most jockeys w...

5 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 25th August news

Belmont Preview, 25th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Broome To Belmont Keen on the chances of Patristic in the first. Looked sharp in a debut trial nearly a year ago, before copping one of the toughest initiations to racing you will see....

8 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 18th August news

Belmont Preview, 18th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 – The Word On The Street Sunny, 20 degrees and some competitive fields means I can forgo my usual pre-race one rant. This doesn’t mean all ‘The Bachelor’ related...

6 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 11th August news

Belmont Preview, 11th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 – Renouncement After being raised in WA and a proud sandgroper (the construction and erection of the Bell Tower was probably the moment where my pride peaked), I would like to for...

24 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 4th August news

Belmont Preview, 4th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

 Race 1 – Flat I’m a little bit disappointed. A seven race Saturday metro card (which includes a maiden) after a midweek abandonment which can best be described by the technic...

35 Comments | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 28th July news

Belmont Preview, 28th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Pike’s Army After a fairly wet and wild Wednesday, we have some relief from the inclement weather with a semi-dry forecast for a brilliant card of weekend racing. In fact,...

5 Comments | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 21st July news

Belmont Preview, 21st July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Nic’s Knee A really tough week comes to a close with the retirement of Tim Cahill and second knee reconstruction for Nic Naitanui. My biggest mistake this week was reading...

Belmont Preview, 7th July news

Belmont Preview, 7th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Protest Dismissed After taking a week off in protest of the amount of Love Island tweets popping up on my twitter feed, I am back reinvigorated and willing to forgive. In saying...

15 Comments | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 22nd June news

Belmont Preview, 22nd June

Chris Nelson | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Kepler With the Eagles, Socceroos and Royal Ascot treble on the horizon, time is limited so we’ll keep this short and sweet. Not since Kepler Bradley went down clutch...

40 Comments | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 16th June news

Belmont Preview, 16th June

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Two Two’s Belmont with be bathed in sunshine on a cracking winter’s day befitting a brilliant edition of the Hyperion Stakes. The Socceroo’s knocking off the f...

8 Comments | 2 years ago

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Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

Unaware of any set formula and i think its discretionary but both list the deduction as 7 cents for the place.Tabtouch were 7 and Sportsbet 6 for Bet 365 announced early they were deducting 6 cents. It appears that the deduction was 6% of the winnings on...

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detonator 05 Aug | Posts: 2133

Thanks for the info TS.There is nothing worse than getting on early thinking you have snagged the good price, only to check the following morning to see a few have come out. Agghh. :((

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Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

Bugger me my heads spinning lol..that gets confusing. But, you faired better with them than Ladbrokes whose deduction works out correctly at 7% where Bet365 it works out at a 2.5% reduction give or take? I'm used to the straight percentage deduÁtion of t...

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Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

Think Bet365's odds drift protector plays a part mate. I had Play Hard @ $5 the Place with Bet365 put it on 10.30am yesterday.Aragain came out and the deduction is stated as a hefty(shitty even) 21 cents, actual deduction was to 4.16 which is just under 17 ...

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detonator 05 Aug | Posts: 2133

Unaware of any set formula and i think its discretionary but both list the deduction as 7 cents for the place.Tabtouch were 7 and Sportsbet 6 for comparison so all pretty much the same. 7% of 1.55 = 11 cents so the Ladbrokes figure looks right, it looks like ...

User Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

Unaware of any set formula and i think its discretionary but both list the deduction as 7 cents for the place.Tabtouch were 7 and Sportsbet 6 for comparison so all pretty much the same. 7% of 1.55 = 11 cents so the Ladbrokes figure looks right, it looks like ...

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Chris 05 Aug | Posts: 3965

Thereís multiple formulas and they make it up as they go

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curmudgeon 05 Aug | Posts: 1734

The stakes at GP midweek have dropped to "sub prime" levels so perhaps it is time to end the pretense and end the "prime" furphy totally. In order to fill programs at GP & Pinjarra regularly with 9 races of fields approaching capacity the races at the...

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Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

Stuff me! Congrats Madi Derrick

User Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck 05 Aug | Posts: 3113

I reckon 60 wont be enough to stop So Sway it and Warbler are the two to beat. Showzali is a permanent sack from several runs back i'll pot it because it likes dairy AND Madi cant ride a treble can she? :)> Edit..its getting plunged now into 2.25 @-)