Punters Club – Bonsai!

Written by Motts on October 23 2014

Freshman PC Member Bonsai got in early this week. Here’s what he wanted:

Moonee Valley Race 8 – The Cox Plate

Side Glance – $5 Win @ 26, $10 Place @ 6.40

Got more of Bonsai!’s bets this evening. I just want to say, I love a polite punter. Here’s his email to me:


With the NFL and A-League rounds commencing tomorrow, below are my Multi Bets (selections in RED) for the week. Note that the Denver v San Diego game starts tomorrow morning AEST.

The last of my bet will be a $20 Quaddie on the MV races which I will email you by COB tomorrow.

If it’s not already apparent…my simple philosophy is “bet small win big”…here’s hoping J

NFL Week 8 Multi

Denver vs San Diego – Denver Line (-8)
Atlanta vs Detroit – Detroit Line (-4)
New York Jets vs Buffalo – NY Jets Line (-3)
Tampa Bay vs Minnesota – Tampa Bay
Carolina vs Seattle – Carolina
Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis – Indianapolis

$5 @ 56.26

A-League Week 3 Multi

Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC – Brisbane Roar
Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City – Melbourne Victory
Adelaide United vs Perth Glory – DRAW
Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets – Wellington Phoenix

Please let me know if there’s any problems…

Thank you and best regards,


I also like that he’s getting us involved in some other sports (NFL) and leagues (A-League). Good stuff!

Here’s Bonsai’s final bet. A quaddie at Money Valley tomorrow:

Race 6 – 1,6
Race 7 – 2,5,10,13
Race 8 – 1,2,3,5,8,10
Race 9 – 1,2,3,4,6

$20 buys 8.33%

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34 thoughts on “Punters Club – Bonsai!”

  1. All the best mate, didn’t think I would have ever had a bet on NRL. Sticking with Fawkner in the Cox Plate but my punting has gone downhill since the end of the footy season.


  2. Hey Deano, i placed a bet on Criterion for the Cox plate a week or two ago when you mentioned it.

    £5 win at 60/1
    £5 place at 16/1

    Here’s hoping 🙂


  3. Thanks Mate,
    I will get on a few there, already on Terravista think that is a good bet.

    Canterbury tonight fingers crossed. On it.

    I have gone some rank outsiders on the cox plate namely.
    Almalad and Sweynesse.

    Think Sweynesse is a bit of chance has run the distance and had 56.5 KG on it the time was quick and ran a creditable third. It drops back to 49.5 KG so worth a bit of each way. It normally comes home well. So Worth a look .


  4. Just missed the 4th tip last week, Freiburg had their chances to draw but couldn’t find the back of the net…….bugger! And still disappointed with Juventus’ effort against Sassuolo, that would’ve been a handy start for the PC.
    This weeks tips have the usual suspects in there:

    ** Dortmund, 1.25 – Struggling in League matches yet dominating in the Champions League as demonstrated by their 4-0 demolition of Galatasaray in Istanbul on Wednesday. Coming up against Hannover, a team that is notorious with their poor record away from home. Might not be pretty but Dortmund should prevail.

    ** Bayern Munich, 1.44 – Coming up against Mönchengladbach who are a very much improved side and they deserve to be top three/four this season. But if anyone saw what Munich did to AS Rome in the CL (7-1 in Rome!!), then you’ll know that this is a no-brainer. Munich are light years ahead of the rest in Germany.

    ** Hoffenheim, 1.60 – The surprise packet of the season, undefeated after eight rounds. Should prove too strong for Paderborn at home.

    ** Schalke, 4.25 – My roughie of the week! Leverkusen did beat St.Petersburg during the week but have won only one of their last six Bundesliga matches. Leverkusen caved last week after leading in Stuttgart 3-0, lucky to hang on for a draw. Schalke’s change of trainer seems to have sparked some life into them, having won their first two matches. Will be tough in Leverkusen but not out of the question…….

    Good luck to Bonsai in his first try for the PC!!


  5. Motts I know I was a little late getting the boots to Australia. But geez those horses you gave me did not give a YELP!!!. The one that killed me was Terravista. Had it straight out and also in a Multi with Taween good horse Gideon Ran 3rd and paid 3.20 had it for a place just needed Terravista to run a place. I know it got a little trapped on the turn but thought when it got out it would run all over them. Lankan Rupee is killing me. Last Year I stayed with Noydart over Lankan when will I learn here is hoping today is a better day.


  6. Just about to jump on another plane here is hoping after I log into Racing replays I see some good results enjoy the day boys nothing better than the spring carnival, well the HAWKS winning the 2014 flag maybe.


  7. 2.39 am, just off to bed.
    Here’s hoping i wake up to find we have loads of winners in the morning.

    Happy punting folks, Schwarz, I’ve multi’d all of them.


  8. Hope a few others got on Adelaide for the Cox Plate – Motts being a SA lad surely would have. Great race & will be one to watch.

    Anyone any early tips for the rest of the carnival? Japanese & European horses looking good.


  9. Hello fellow Punters Club member!

    Finally got around to registering for this site so I can join in on our weekly banter.

    Firstly, a little introduction…I’m your average middle-aged guy with a wife, kids, job, mortgage, etc. who loves a ‘little’ punt. I enjoy following all sports and support my beloved Kangaroos in the AFL. I’ve endeared myself to the many scribes on this site, in particular MJ with his Fallen Premiums and BS with his Rookie Reviews, as I love looking at statistics. I generally look for value when it comes to betting and love backing an underdog…hence my philosophy of ‘bet small, win big’…which has served me well over the years. My other passion revolves around playing golf (when I get a chance) and of course, working on my bonsai!

    Well, that’s enough about me so let’s talk about the true existence of this thread…making some money for our Punters Club!

    Brisbane Roars lost on Friday killed our A-League multi, so not a good start. Our Quaddie didn’t get a look in. Side Glance ran an honest race in the CP and had every chance down the straight…but bloody 4th is not good enough from our PC perspective! I was hoping not to have to make this statement, but our hopes now rest with the NFL multi, with only Carolina as the upset selection to add value to our multi.

    Thanks again for allowing me to be part of this adventure.

    Andy B

    FWIW – Below are my thoughts on chances for the MC.

    Admire Rakti – Have to admire (pardon the pun) her run in the CC. Was the widest at the turn and still able to reeled in RR who had less weight and looked like saluting when it dashed through along the rails. Have had a nice & short campaign and still fresh for the assault on the MC, more importantly, have acclimatised well and is thriving under the conditions.

    Lucia Valentina – One of the standout in the CC charging late, last 200m was one of the fastest ever recorded. This is the attribute I like most about this horse as it is this explosive turn of foot ability which has been a common trait in recent MC winners.

    Fawkner – Again, great audition in the CP and prove he can be there at the pointy end of a truly ridden staying race, despite fumbling the start. Question surrounds whether it was primed this year for the CP and hence has already peaked. Can it back up after a gruelling CP? The last two MC winners in Fiorente & Green Moon did after running third and second respectively in the CP. It heads to the MC 4th up from a spell and won last year’s CC also 4th up before finishing a gallant sixth from a long way back.

    Willing Foe – Lightly raced and proven stayer (15:5W,5P), comes from the same sire that produced the 2011 MC winner Americain. Was considered the best horse at Godolphin in 2012 before sustaining an injury. Recent outings saw it finished second to Seismos in the G3 Newbury Freer Stakes (Aug) and an unlucky 4th behind Brown Panther in the G1 Irish St Leger (Sept). Also, form jockey this carnival in James McDonald recently switched his ride from Cavalryman to be on this horse.

    Araldo – Have improved to be a ‘tough & grinding’ sort of stayer, like his racing pattern of settling midfield to back and swooping at the end. Beat Sea Moon in last year’s Bart Cummings listed race, motored home late in this year Metropolitan (behind Junoob) and sustained an impressive long run to the line to finish 5th in the CC.

    Red Cadeaux – This is more sentimental based as it has been so good for me over the years, from an exotic betting perspective. A true ‘heart & soul’ horse who rarely disappoints on big the big stage, just look at the resume which includes two runner-up at Flemington on the 1st Tuesday in November! People are saying that he’s too old & too slow…sounds familiar! I say that a class staying horse will always remain so until the day it retires from racing. In AFL term, a ruckman doesn’t get any shorter during a game.

    I will most likely box the above for my Trifecta & First Four and base my other exotic bets around them.

    Hope this helps.


  10. Unfortunately no return for Bonsai so this week I’m throwing the ball to sodes for Derby Day. Given its such a great week of racing I’m going to get The Death Adder in for Cup Day and Bob in for Stakes Day.

    Do we just leave it at one punter on Cup Day or shall we have two?


  11. Motts I think it is not a bad idea to have two punters Cup day with big divindends on offer. So I have a suggestion after consultation with Old Mate Geoff we thought it might be good if we pooled our money together and have a big crack at the Cup which will hopefully reak rewards.

    It will enable enough money to have win , quinella , duet , and Cup/Oaks doubles with possibly a trifecta thrown in for good measure.
    However if someone else would like to throw their hat in the ring by all means they can have a bet Cup day and I will just go one out on my own.



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