There is a protest in the first at Pakenham today.
The interesting thing here is that this was a "corporate special" race for Ladbrokes, where if your horse ran 2nd on a fixed odds bet you get a Bonus Bet.
Over the line #7 and #10 dead heated.
#10 has protested against the #7 - looks like it has a good chance of being upheld.
I backed the #7. Thought it was such a good quinella that I saved on the exacta 10-7. I have been paid out on the dead heat as per the policy on protests.
So a couple of questions:
i) Without the protest, would I get "half" a bonus bet?
ii) If the protest is upheld, will I get a full bonus bet?
This scenario was not covered in the T&C.
Actually, my expectation is that I will get no bonus bet at all. Quite happy with that - get a payout regardless and the exacta will ease the pain.
Just one of those interesting academic things