From The Bookie's Desk 19 June

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This week's Bookie Update thanks to Richard Wilson

Thursday – Addington
A lot of support for three Ken & Tony Barron trained runners on Thursday night.  Thankfully, 2 out of three winning avoided a disaster for us.  Bettorbeontoit was the first of them, opeing @ $2.40 into $1.95.  $3,200 @ $2.20 & $5,000 @ $2 were the largest of plenty of bets on him.  Over The Love was the other Barron winner @ $2.10 into $1.70.  $5,600 @ $1.75 the largest bet there after $1,800 @ $2.10. $2,000 @ $1.95 & $2,000 @ $1.90 had forced the price in.  Shezza GNP was the one that let us off the hook.  She was $2.10 into $1.75 with $2,000 bets @ $2 & $1.85.  Also missing the mark were $5,000 bets on Dexter Dunn in the Driver Challenge @ $1.42 and London Delight @ $3.70.

Friday – Auckland
Friday night a bit tougher for punters than Thursday.  The best bet was $1,000 on Sundees Sun @ $4.60.  English Rose @ $2.90 and Opoutama @ $2.60 hardly moved but maybe they should have come in as there were plenty of happy punters after their races.  The miss of the night was Classie Brigade.  He was backed as if unbeatable.  $4,400 @ $1.45, $10,000 @ $1.38 & $7,200 @ $1.35 the largest bets on him.

Friday – Forbury Park
$5,000 Debnita Rose @ $2.20 was the best bet @ Forbury.  She was strongly backed in from her opening $2.60 price as were the winners of the previous 2 races, Ohoka Johnny @ $2.80-$2.40 and Machs Mareta @ $4-$3.60.  A couple of big misses early in the programme where Kiwi Cusher was $4.80 into $3.40 & Motu Top Mach was very solid including a $4,000 bet @ $1.55.

Sunday – Oamaru
Punters finished the week with a flourish on Sunday.  Sikx of the eight winners were shorteners from their opening quotes.  The best bet was $5,000 Franco Santino @ $1.95 and a couple of $1,000 bets on Sweeney Todd @ $3.60 were pretty lucrative after some nervous moments midrace.  The biggest move of the day was the first-starter Naiya Franco $2.90 into $1.95.  Providing some relief for us was Race 5 where Aran Chief was a well backed favourite including $2,000 @ $2.90 and Red Hot Poker was $8.80 into $5.50 whilst the winner, Beond The Horizon @ $8.80 out to $10.

Multi of the Week:
$50 Boxed Multi on Friday night
Massive Metro (7) @ $3.40
Sundees Son (U1) @ $4.20
How Great Thou Art (3) @ $2.40 (Missed)
Bettor Step Aside (2) @ $3
Madison Jane (2)10 @ $3.90 (Missed)
Dismara (2) @ $5.50
Machs Mareta (5) @ $4
Glenisthebettor (4) @ $3.20 (Top3)
Aveross Ferrari (1) @ $3.50 (Top3)
Returned $8,932.20 (even with 2 misses)

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