“Have a 100 all-up for me, Selita, Menari and Casino race 6 number 12 Belflyer, that’s the tip,” was the message the jockey sent.
"Doesn’t that indicate it's your bet?" Van Gestel asked Hyeronimus.
“No sir,” he replied.
Paine and Hyeronimus joked of the $419 odds for the bet, which lost, in text messages. Hyeronimus then asked his cousin to send a picture of the bet to his phone.
“Send me the multi,” Hyeronimus texted. He received a picture of the bet.
“Why did you need to see the the bet?” Van Gestel asked.
“I can see how it looks like my bet but isn’t,” Hyeronimus said.
Stewards allege Paine also had a $500 place on Belflyer that day after $1100 was moved into his bank account from Hyeronimus. According to the stewards, he couldn't get set at Sportsbet for another $500 at $5 odds, so was told by Hyeronimus to put the money on a tip Paine had from Melbourne on Sovereign Nation.
That's an interesting bit.
The only start Belflyer had at Casino was in the Casino Cup on the 12/08/17 when first up for new trainer John Shelton. Was #12 and second to Landmarks with the flucs being $8 into $7.50.
Went on to win 5 of his next 7 starts and I take it The Hippo didn't have anything on him when he won The Kosciusko in 2018 when went from $31 out to $71. Retired after running last in the 2019 version of the same race.
Selita ran 3rd at Rosehill that day and Menari won the listed Rosebud at the same track as a $2.30 shot before coming 3rd in the Golden Rose behind Trapeze Artist then retired.
Menari (a son of Snitzel) now stands at Newgate.