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James George

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Vee Moodley is not interested in what the 'small punter' says or wants.He is there to make sure punters spend more so that the pools grow. Phumelela has shareholders who want a bigger return on their money and Mr. Moodley is in his position to make sure that happens.
Why oh why would he bring back couplings thus allowing the punter to spend less and thus having smaller pools.Remember this “Many of our customers have said that only knowing the approximate pool a few minutes before the off hampers their play,” said TAB boss Vee Moodley.

“These customers tend to base the amount they spend on the Pick 6 on the actual pool size, not our estimates, and to encourage them to spend more we will guarantee minimum pool levels for major race meetings.”
And by "These customers" he does not mean the R 50-R200 Pick 6 punters who keep racing going day in and day out by betting in the smaller

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Graham Hurlstone-Jones

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

I am shocked that some people think the coupling rule is a bad idea for punters ??? thats like driving around in your car with 10 bags of cement in the back and someone offering to take them out but you say no because you feel your car must work hard because the bags are there. The person who wants to help explains that if you take the weight off the car it will improve dramatically but you still say no ??? I don't understand ? As Ian Jaye's mentions why would you want it to be harder ?.....its not a crossword we are doing. We are testing our skill with form and anything helps and it costs to test those skills. Why have all the horse mates I have known for the last 30 years in SA stopped playing ? People also mention winning big, racing is about winning not winning big. The winning thing allows you to go back to the form and try again for the big one. The exciting part of racing is pitting your skills against the myriad of pitfalls, jockey changes, tote favs changing, tote favs scratched, delays behind the stalls, bad weather, track changes, weather conditions, merit rating analysis ( or lack of ), trainer elects, jockey rides, distance, fitness and finally what is the plan of the trainer. A lot more are using big races for bigger things due to merit rating restrictions and penalties. Sometimes a horse is costly to follow but when racing itself is costly to follow then there is no point, you know when you are on a bad thing. I think the only reason the bottom has not...(click here to view the rest of this comment)

Danjay

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Yes bring it back....we dont have the money to spend like the big punters do...the only winners here is TAB.....so bring it back....couplings all the

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John Mansoor

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

I'm no big punter and love playin my Pick 6's.If I've found the lurker amongst the couplings then why share the dividends with the gutless who only include the stable fancy. Finding the unfancied coupling takes hours of studying and cross referencing, the fractional betting affords the pick 6 punter the means to include more options. No Coupling In The Pick 6

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Editor

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

We appreciate all the input- will run survey till the end of the weekend and then assimilate a summary and report to Vee Moodley, which will be published.
So please keep the thoughts coming - and no talking from the pocket after this afternoon's big

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Michael Jacobs

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

The issue may not necessarily be couplings, but the cost of the bet ie. reduce the bet unit to 50c. Except for a few big trainers in the racing centres, most trainers enter 1or 2 horses, only the big boys enter 3 to 4. So the issue is really the form of the winners and not the fact they are coupled. But the cost of a full pick 6 perm is exorbitant and by reducing that cost will allow the small punters to make bigger perms and get better %s. The pick 6 is the dream maker in racing, so let's not remove that, but bring down the betting unit to 50c and thst might help the small

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Michael Jacobs

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Maybe the answer is not couplings, but reducing the cost of the pick 6 to a 50c betting unit. Except for 4 or 5 big trainers in each centre, many trainers enter 1 or 2 horses per race. The big boys enter up to 4 or 5. Then it requires the studying of form. But if the pick 6 is reduced to a 50c betting unit punters can play bigger perms and get better %s. The pick 6 is the dream maker in horse racing, so keep it as such, but halving the betting unit (rand value) will allow the small punter to get a decent bet

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Vincent Tiflin

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

I agree with Philip on scratched horses at the start. I have had too many bankers scratched at the start. If the favorite is scratched at the start, then it should qualify for the p6. As a matter of fact, any horse scratched after the 1 st leg of P6 should automatically qualify for P6. Leave fractional betting alone and no

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Jon

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

It is now impossible to catch a pick 6 with ridiculous amounts being paid out. You can't even get a decent percentage so it definitely benefits the richer coz u have to have more money to put in if u add more horses .. BRING BACK PICK SIX

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Zahir

26th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Coupling yes. Investigate the following. Maximum of two horses coupled. Eg. Trainer has 4 horses. Make two choices. Horses 1 and 2 coupled. Horses 3 and 4 coupled. The punter has a choice . Odd number of horses , one horse will stand alone. Need to be paid for my expertise. Times are hard. Ex educator. Go for it Vees. Employ the right people. This eliminates too many horses grouped together. Trainer has 6 horses . Punter has a choice of 3 groupes of couplings. Contact me for further discussions.

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

No No no ways …no couplings with extra peri-peri sauce, please

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

No No no ways ...no couplings with extra peri-peri sauce, please

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

100 % VAP ...and the same applies to the dying trifecta. Make it for eg. 20,30 or 40 % smallest

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jc lee ching

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

BRING BACK THE

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Editor

25th May 2018

Barrier Trials – Coastal Jockeys Association Responds

Published in phases on web Kay - two today - two in morning
Try the SP Digest
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Kay

25th May 2018

Barrier Trials – Coastal Jockeys Association Responds

No preview on Scottsville sprint festival of

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Kay

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

BRING BACK THE COUPLING RULE and it will bring back many more players, I for one will return playing the Pick-6 again. I have given up just as I have given up on the lottery. Racing has become a nightmare and a frustration to most ordinary punters. As previous correspondents mentioned racing need winners and the more people win the more they will play. And Greg Blank, it's not about separating the men from the boys, it's more about advantaging the have's from the have-nots in terms of afordability. It can still pay bombs even with the coupling rule if you can find the lurker that's not coupled! Can Vee Moodly perhaps give us the figures on how much some of the last few big winners spent this year. Thank you SP for opening up the

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Editor

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Peter Kannemeyer was still in charge, Basil.
Dean took over in

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Basil

25th May 2018

Pick 6 Couplings – Yes Or No?

Yes Graham Pas de Quoi started at 16/1 and I can't even remember who Dean's more fancied runner was. That p6 had the no coupling rule and was 10c and not 1Rand per line and it paid R17000. To me that's not important as I always follow good horses even when they run at the highest level , but the unfortunate position that P6 punters face is that 90% of the P6 races are Maidens and MR's of between 60 and 90. That is why there are so many carry overs that even the huge punters cannot win. Let's be better than the Lotto to enable more punters to have a smile on their faces and win more than R35 if you are lucky to have 3 numbers as racing in days gone by was always more scientific than the Lotto will ever

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Brian

25th May 2018

Scottsville Early Start

Ed, It I'm correct it was The Gilbey's which was the first sponsored horse race organised by my old mate Jack and his buddies ,

Those were the days!

In fact if I'm not mistaken At the last sponsored event the Chairman of Gilbey's in his speech referred to the "late" Jack Snell , who very much alive, was standing right there .
But, as Jack said to Harvey Witherspoon soon after when he said to Jack, " I thought you were dead,
this in the Frank and Jane at Scotsville, Jack replied, " I was, but they sent me back to find out why you're tipping so badly"

Great

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