Singapore would not allow international commingling because of the very short-priced favourite in Saturday’s 12th race at Kranji – with the even money favourite paying a freakish R9-80 for a place dividend on the tote.
TAB have provided an explanation in response to Sporting Post reader queries after new Singapore rising star Inferno (1) was the star of the show in Saturday’s Gr1 Singapore Guineas.
In the twelfth race on the programme, Inferno started the tote favourite in the nine horse field and paid R1-20 for a win and R9-80 a place.
A TAB spokesman explained that Singapore would not allow international commingling because of the very short-priced favourite – so ultimately only South African punters and some PGI premium international customers bet into the Race 12 pools.
The bulk of the bets in the R236 138 net Win pool went on Inferno (No 1), but for whatever reason less than R1 000 was wagered on the same horse in the net place pool of R29 138.
In the Win Gross pool of S$23592, there was S$21593 bet on Inferno. In the Place Gross pool of S$2908, there was only S$78 bet on Inferno.
Probably 99% of players decided no point in backing him for a Place!