Analyst: Alex Christodoulou
Nov 03, 2018 03:31 PM
Derby Day to remember for punters
The best all-round day of racing on the calendar delivered for punters.
While the Derby itself produced a minor boilover, most races on the card saw well-fancied runners dash to victory.
And with the added help of these bookie promos, there was the potential for big profits and the perfect start to the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Neds Betting Promotions
This was a meet where Neds's trademark fat odds would have been extra special.
These enhanced odds for every runner in the field were available in races 1-4 at Flemington.
In all of these races horses that were short in the betting got home. Especially in races 3 and 4, where the heavily supported Osborne Bulls and A Prince Of Arran got the chocolates.
With the help of the Fat Odds, you would've got a ripper price on these horses, well in excess of what all the other bookies were offering.
If you like the sound of this promo, sign up to Neds here.
Ladbrokes Betting Promotions
Ladbrokes' betting promotion similarly saw success for punters
This week, their 2nd-placed payout applied to races 3 and 4 at Flemington.
It was in the Lexus Stakes in particular where Ladbrokes would've felt the heat.
They were forced to pay out not only the Prince of Arran, but the fast finishing Brimham Rocks for the win.
This Waller-trained runner was crunched in a late market move that saw him start as the favourite.
If these punters placed their fixed odds win bet of up to $25 with Ladbrokes, they were cheering with the result.
To take advantage of offers like this, create an account with Ladbrokes here.
Pointsbet Betting Promotions
Pointsbet punters didn't have it quite their own way on Derby Day.
That's because the main promo dished up by this bookie was the odds of $2.50 for Thinkin' Big to run 1st or 2nd in the Victoria Derby.
This favourite just didn't see out the trip in what proved a real test of stamina.
However, Pointsbet customers would've cut their losses with the Top 5 for 5 promo that's been going all spring.
On a day with wide open fields, this bonus bet return for running anywhere from 2nd to 5th would've come in handy.
If promotions like these strike your fancy, sign up with Pointsbet here.
BetEasy Betting Promotions
The great thing about BetEasy's betting promotion is that it applied to all races on the card.
Up to $30 in rewards points were available in each race if your fixed odds win bet ran 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
In races like the Coolmore Stud Stakes this special would've proved more than handy.
That's because the top four horses in the race also happened to be four of the most supported horses in the betting.
Therefore, unless you went for a smokey, the win or a bunch of rewards points were heading your way.
To get in amongst the action with BetEasy, you can create an account here.
Sportsbet Betting Promotions
Sportsbet punters were the other mob who didn't have the best of it.
That's because this bookmaker was offering the best price on Derby favourite Thinkin' Big.
Plenty were sure to be lured in by this offer, only to see the Waterhouse and Bott-trained runner fade to finish a hugely disappointing 12th.
However, Sportsbet redeemed themselves with an offer that applied to not only Flemington but Rosehill too.
This bonus bet return of your stake if your fixed odds win bet ran 2nd or 3rd in races 1-6 at both major Saturday meets would've come in handy.
TAB Betting Promotions
The TAB also pleased their customers by covering every race at Flemington with their promo.
It was the standard $50 bonus bet return if your fixed odds win bet ran 2nd or 3rd.
Punters will be looking for this offer to continue into next Saturday's meet.