Trying to answer Bascoe's question about Premium Punter activity, within the constraints of tackling such a sensitive topic.
By my calculations here Premium Punter activity has actually increased into a waning Tote market!
Because of the magnitude of Kickbacks! Encouraging overbacking so as to lose, but gaining more overall Kickback-wise!
Who these Premium Punters are is hard to discern.
I suspect individuals are still being pushed out.
And the dominant Premium Players are Corporates, Aggregators, Commission Agents and Syndicates.
When TBH announce that Sean Bartholomew will pump in $200 million annually into GlobalTote (not forgetting to enjoy an obscene Kickback in the process), who knows where this insanity will end up!