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Failed plunge frenzy sparked by Waterhouse tip

Goldsborough’s fluctuations on Saturday were quite remarkable.He traded as the second favourite for most of the week behind Bleu Zebra, but a stunning post-9am turnaround on Saturday morning right through to the jump saw him start a $1.60 chance, as Bleu Zebra eased to $6.50.Tom Waterhouse has garnered a significant following since he turned his…

Goldsborough’s fluctuations on Saturday were quite remarkable.

He traded as the second favourite for most of the week behind Bleu Zebra, but a stunning post-9am turnaround on Saturday morning right through to the jump saw him start a $1.60 chance, as Bleu Zebra eased to $6.50.

Tom Waterhouse has garnered a significant following since he turned his hand from bookmaking to ‘tipping’ a couple of years back and Goldsborough was given out as his best for the day on Saturday morning.

While Waterhouse cannot be considered solely responsible for the plunge, there’s little doubt his huge following made an impact.

He was into $2.10 by late morning and then perhaps others just followed the money trail.

Surely few could have predicted he start $1.60 when $3+ was being traded the previous 72 hours.

On Melbourne Cup Day, Waterhouse’s best was Purple Sector, who also trimmed up appreciably from early prices, eventually starting $2.20.

We see prominent public tipsters like Melbourne’s Dean Lester have a regular market effect, particularly when he selects one at longer odds.

The BetSmart service changed its model a couple of years ago, away from single race tips, as invariably the selections were shortening too much.

Back a few decades, Malcolm Johnston’s popular service also made a similar impact for a while.

It certainly made for fascinating watching … and in this case, bookmakers got the lot (see the Ladbrokes Report).

SUNSHINE ON THE RISE

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club has plans to expand its training base from the current 420 to as many as 550.

SCTC Chief Executive John Miller said a number of trainers have expressed interest in training at the venue.

He said the club is considering the cost versus returns viability of building more stables, with potential build a similar type set up to what is already on course, in an adjacent piece of land.

The next project at the club is to have the Synthetic track upgraded and tenders are currently being reviewed for that.

MONDAY MAIL

LADBROKES WEEKEND REPORT

Best result: Fleet Dove, Race 6: We just needed to get Goldsborough beaten and Fleet Dove proved a very positive result.

Worst result: Ballistic Boy, Race 8: Well-backed all week and he delivered … narrowly. The Sugar Boom into Ballistic Boy multi was very popular.

Best backed: Goldsborough, Race 6: It was a serious go and he accounted for over 80 per cent of the Ladbrokes hold on the race.

LATEST MARKET

WINTERBOTTOM STAKES

PERTH, SATURDAY

$2.50 Trekking

$8 Indian Pacific, Stageman

$10 Elite Street

$12 Celebrity Queen

$14 Valour Road

$19 Battle Storm

$21 Rock Magic, Vital Silver

$26+ Others

Odds: Ladbrokes

THIS WEEK

Tuesday: Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Kyneton

Wednesday: Ipswich, Warwick Farm, Sandown Hillside, Swan Hill, Morphettville Parks, Bunbury, Launceston (night)

Thursday: Mackay, Wyong, Narromine, Bendigo, Pakenham (night), Balaklava, Narrogin

Friday: Sunshine Coast (night), Canterbury (night), Cranbourne (night), Dalby, Muswellbrook, Canberra, Wodonga, Port Lincoln, Mount Barker

Saturday: Doomben, Rosehill, The Valley, Morphettville, Ascot, Gold Coast, Toowoomba (night), Barcaldine, Mount Isa, Thangool, Townsville, Kembla Grange, Yarra Valley, Hobart

Sunday: Kilcoy, Newcastle, Grafton, Warrnambool, Traralgon, Strathalbyn, Geraldton

THE QUOTE

“Brilliant. I couldn’t have asked for any more.”

— Steph Thornton is excited about the summer ahead for Gotta Kiss, who will meet all of Saturday’s rivals better at the weights from here on in.

THE TALKING POINT

The Queensland riding ranks. Baylee Nothdurft and Ryan Maloney left a big hole with their absence on Saturday, so it’s good to hear some reinforcements are on the way. Glen Boss will be a welcome presence during his six weeks here, while Michael Rodd won’t take long to make a splash with news of his return confirmed.

THE RIDE

Jimmy Byrne got a little more than he bargained for as they hit the line in the last at the Coast. Tokoriki Lad veered out sharply right on the line and almost threw the race away. This image captured by Trackside Photography’s Vanessa Johnston captures the moment.

THREE TO BACK

Gee Tee Tee, Race 5: Almost overcame the weight differential

Bleu Zebra, Race 6: Complete forgive.

Peppi La Few, Race 9: Will be fitter again for it.

RISK

Niccanova was a betting firmer in the Mooloolaba Cup and copped a bit of a buffeting, but still below his best.

THE FLOP

Every favourite at Ballarat. Not one managed to salute across the 10 races in a bloodbath for punters.

SHARP SHOOTERS

The Swiss Ace and Mooloolaba Cup seemingly had a bit of depth to them, but punters were having none of that, singling out Sugar Boom and Ballistic Boy and backing them into pretty skinny odds.

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