A tale of two cities -- a disgraceful tale of one city
.......... as mature observers of what passes for racing gambling in Melbourne ...............you will be able to compare the outcome of Melbourne racing today with that in Sydney.
The comparison could hardly be more starkly damming of the quality of the racing presented in Melbourne.,
Use your own benchmarks: mine are the 'tips' published in the SMH as 'Monty's Top 5' -- an analyst without peer in the media.
Today , in Sydney, Monty's only 'miss' was the overcrowded 16 starter low-grade 'HWY' for rural runners -- races that have no place on a Saturday metropolitan program.
Otherwise Monty included every winner in his 5 -- in 7 races he had 3 of the first 4 and in 2 races he had the first4.
In Melbourne there was the usual shambles.
.......... 6k and 12k quadrellas - F4 dividends of 50k, 30k, 13k, 7k, 5k and 4k -- an absolute indictment of the 'rubbish' quality of the racing presented by RVL.
Monty included the winner in his 'top-5' in 5 of the 9 races but otherwise fell well short of a comparable performance with his Sydney selections.
This characteristic outcome is disgraceful --the fixed-odds corporates revel in the absence of any semblance of product quality control in the racing presented by RVL.
...... talk about a field-day .............. the corporates would be overjoyed ..... will probably sponsor more rubbish racing.
The TAB pools on the MN quadrella ran to some 'went-west' $2 million+ and the corporates would have lapped up more.
The Victorian government should put a full stop to this rorting of TAB punters.