Following on from eight top-class second round heats of the Matchbook Betting Exchange Irish St. Leger last Saturday night, it’s worth noting how strong the sponsor were with all eight heats yielding a profit in comparison to the industry SP.
Punters would have been banking on Ballymac Wild getting their night off to a flier in the opening heat and after winning in trap-to-line fashion, he returned a starting price of 2.25 (5/4). However, Matchbook Betting Exchange returned Ballymac Wild at a little over 2.75 (7/4) and this was to set the tone for a profitable night for Matchbook followers.
Russian Glory was next to follow in heat two as he went off at 4/1 on the night but 6/1 with Matchbook Betting Exchange.
Heat three saw the first leg of a Pat Buckley treble as Glengar Bale won comfortably at starting odds of 7/4. He was 12/5 with the sponsor on the exchange.
The most eagerly anticipated heat of the night was heat four and after Part Blake followed up on his opening round victory, he was returned at a price of 5/2. However, Matchbook Betting Exchange returned Part Blake at huge odds of over 11/2, (28/5 to be exact).
Deerjet Sydney was nap material for many in heat five and he sealed the double for the Buckley kennel in dominant style, returning at odds of even money. He was around 6/5 on the Matchbook exchange.
Ballymac Merlin sprung a surprise in heat six as he made-all to seal a double for Liam Dowling on the night. Returning at starting odds of 7/2, he was just shy of 6/1 on the Matchbook Betting Exchange. (29/5 to be exact)
In the penultimate heat of the night, Jacob Tashadelek got favourite backers back on track and he returned a starting price of 6/4. However, he was around 17/10 on the Matchbook exchange.
The shortest priced winner on the night was Singalong Sally and she sealed a brilliant treble for Pat Buckley, returning at a starting price of 4/6. For anyone following on Matchbook, they would have finished the night on a high as she was available just shy of 2/1.
Below is a graphic of the comparison between industry SP and Matchbook Betting Exchange :
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