Long-odds, vinnie the winnie, twice -- how did this happen?
This looks like an outcome suggesting a horse was 'got ready' to win twice when most did not expect it to.
The 'unexpected' two last wins of I-am-Vinnie, when brought to Sydney, off lack-lustre runs in Mexico, should have the RNSW stewards asking questions.
I do not think they are.
Both wins were hardly scrambling upsets -- this horse was a clear winner twice running good time.
There should be a retrospective review of betting, on this horse, in both races.
The long-odds on offer, on-course, suggests the sting, if any, was restricted to a few insiders not attracting attention.
The relative dividends suggest VICTAB punters were, predictably, more confident.
One question is whether the winning punters were 'insiders' -- the same people on both occasions or with other similarities.