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Odds Wanker’s Second Favourites Last – Again



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Follow the terrible week of South Africa's worst ever betting tipster, Edwin 'Odds Wanker' Gonzo - whose terrible bets advised this week's include last-placed second favourites Jack the Jettsetter, Dallas and Captain Anne Bonny

10th November 2019

Second favourites should come with a wealth warning - 'will probably finish last, miss the break, get into trouble, a fridge may drop out the sky onto them' - even though there is no reason why they should run badly.

I’m glad Flamingo Park is shutting after a truly awful run from the Odds Wanker Monday Banker, 2nd favourite SERAPHIC . At 9-2 in the Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Maiden Plate Seraphic finished tailed off, accidentally forgetting to jump off with the field and missing the break completely.

I was hoping for much better things on Tuesday at South Africa’s premier track Kenilworth with a £200 win on Jack the Jettsetter at 2-1 favourite for the Bass-Robinson yard. It finished last, off the picture, never sighted. Probably tripped over a flock of Helmeted Guineafowl.

Things went from bad to worse on Wednesday at Greyville, when I was sure the Mace Roberts-trained Dallas would absolutely do the business and put us back in the game. I had a decent £300 bet on him at 5-2 2nd favourite. It absolutely tailed off last, with a whopping 67 lengths to the next horse in front of him. Can you bet on horses to finish last?


The radio on Thursday morning belted out D Ream’s ‘Things can only get better’, and if you are in a quagmire of shit like me, things could not get any worse. Turfontein’s best bet looked like Dickens in the 1m4f ‘Betting World’ handicap at a generous 15-8. He was well and truly thrashed by his bigger-priced stablemate, managing to beat only one home.

Could I make it 5 out of 5 for last-placed nap selections on Friday? You bet your bottom rand I could at Fairview. Captain Anne Bonny looked certain to run well in the Graduation Plate after her good win earlier on in the year. However at 9-4 2nd favourite, who was I kidding? She finished totally last.

Did anyone else have a week as terrible as me?

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