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Weekend Wrap: Wins on Ricciardo and Whittaker spare some blushes

Mon, Jul 10, 4:04pm by Head Editor

It wasn’t the best week on the punt for the Australian Gambling staff, but we did manage to select a couple of Aussies on the world stage, which saved some of our blushes.

The best result that we did have was Daniel Ricciardo to finish on the podium in Austria, when the West Australian continued his good form at the juicy odds of $3.75.

The other individual who we backed to win was Robert Whittaker, who became the first Australian to win a UFC belt when he surged home late to beat Yoel Romero by unanimous decision.

Other than those two winners, it was slim picking for the AG team, who have had a couple of lean weeks in a row now. I have to put my hand up on the AFL front, because I failed to land a winner in my three games, while my colleague Bren O’Brien was in the same boat on Sunday.

In fairness to Mr O’Brien though, he had North Melbourne by 1 to 39 points, and watching Todd Goldstein miss that set shot that cost the Kangaroos the game was like pulling teeth.

Bren did manage a collect of $2.50 at Flemington on Saturday, when Sovereign Nation ran third in the seventh race, while we were able to get a second placed finish at Warwick Farm for a collect of $1.90 when Brook Magic ran second in the first race.

After going through a hot run of form, our Rugby expert Chris Duffy has hit a little bit of a rough patch, his only winner across the NRL, Super Rugby and International Rugby games for the weekend came up when the Bulldogs got out of jail against the Knights on Sunday, it was a handy collect of $3.15 though.

The less said about Wimbledon the better, but just like world number one Andy Murray – who dropped a set to Fabio Fognini in the third round – we’re aiming to get better as the tournament progresses.

Our overall result for the weekend was a return of $131.30 if you bet $10 per selection, which is not great. We’ve already got our heads down studying the form so I’m sure I’ll be singing a brighter tune next week.

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