It started off by going to script but Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens is making the bookies very rich after some big upsets in the first few races.
Golden Slipper emergency Do You Think was a big backed favourite in Race #1 The Schweppervesence and delivered the goods, winning easily to take his record to two from two.
Punters were feeling good with themselves after doubling up right off the bat but in the next few races things weren’t going to go to plan.
Race #2 Tulloch Stakes saw Fast Clip put in a huge run to leave his rivals in his wake, disposing of odds on favourite Retrieve and well backed second favourite Blackie.
His triumph payed $8.00 at Luxbet.com and still probably increased the size of a reasonable number of wallets in the betting ring, but they were about to give it all back.
Race #3 was a shoe in and there was no miracle here, More Joyous winning the Queen Of The Turf Stakes easily but that only served to give punters a false sense of confidence.
Race #4 was the biggest boilover so far with Mirjulisa Lass taking an easy victory in the Vinery Stud Stakes, a race where a boatload of money had been invested.
There were chances all through the field but few found the winner at more than $60 on Luxbet.com and she scored a big win on behalf of bookmakers.
If punters thought the upset of the day was done and dusted they were disappointed again in the very next race with the 2400m The BMW producing another long shot win.
Cedarberg had a brilliant trip along the inside and when they turned for home he had run the least amount of distance and it showed in the final stages.
His dominant victory paying $26 at Luxbet.com and adding further misery to what seemed like a promising Golden Slipper Day for punters.
There’s still plenty of betting left in the day though and you can be sure there are a few more surprises left in store.