Sports­bet stuff- ups fall­ing on ‘ dead’ ears

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

SPORTS­BET hasn’t learnt from our piece last week point­ing out the fact it still had de­ceased horse It­tetsu in its all-in mar­ket for The Ever­est.

As of yes­ter­day arvo, Ter­rav­ista was a $61 chance in the race even though he’s been re­tired for al­most a week.

Even worse, Sports­bet has Ter­rav­ista as a $41 chance for the Strad­broke on June 9.

Lad­brokes has Im­pend­ing in The Ever­est mar­ket at $31 even though he’ll be at stud when the race is run.

There must be penal­ties for this if we’re all about “look­ing af­ter the pun­ters” — a line we hear every week. JAMES McDon­ald made a win­ning come­back on Wed­nes­day at War­wick Farm but odds-on favourite Press Box (above right) couldn’t help him out in his first Satur­day ride yes­ter­day when fifth to Ronstar.

“She raced very plain,” he told stew­ards. “It felt like she wasn’t a fur­nished horse yet. She came off the bri­dle and never picked up.”

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