Sun, Oct 23, 11:53am by Staff Writer
Brad from Warrnambool will no doubt be nursing one hell of a hangover this morning following Winx’s Cox Plate victory at Moonee Valley yesterday. The Self-described “mug punter” turned $220 into almost $26,000 after placing two clever multis back in February.
Winx delivered a performance of sheer dominance never before seen in the Cox Plate to capture the country’s weight-for-age championship for a second time.
When the favourite crossed the line it netted the smart punter a “life-changing” $25,700 after placing two multis back in February that included Capitalist’s win in the Golden Slipper in March.
In hindsight, laying the base for the big win wasn’t hard work either with the lion’s share of the collect coming courtesy of what Brad considered three obvious favourites.
“I wasn’t reinventing the wheel. I took all horses at the top of the market. The funny thing is when I placed the bet when Capitalist was at $3.50 in the Slipper. He got out to $8 or $9 but I was still pretty keen on him,” Brad told punters.com.au
Brad said there was a “little bit of mail” involved in the second multi, with one of Palentino’s Warnambool-based owners tipping him into his Australian Guineas chances.
In fact, Winx was the biggest price but she was the one that Brad says he was most confident about. I thought ‘this horse is that good’ that Waller will try and win three Cox Plates with her.
When the rest of the picks lobbed, the final hurdle to overcome was Australia’s weight for age championship yesterday at Moonee Valley and the 2015-16 Australian horse of the year, Winx saluted like the champion that she is.
Brad and 12 of his mates travelled up from the ‘bool to the valley’ to cheer on Winx but the boys spent most of the race watching Brad’s reaction.
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