How NOT to Win the QuaddieSunday was a slow day, and after the ordeal of the long Villiers drive home the night before, I amused myself keeping an eye on the races and on the selections.No names. no pack drills, but at the end of it all I offer you these revealing figures, just in case you're considering following the tipsters to your fortune.Top paper, mind you, but no names or anything like that. Remember they all had four goes to name the winner in each leg.√°Hawkesbury quaddie (five tipsters

How NOT to Win the Quaddie

Sunday was a slow day, and after the ordeal of the long Villiers drive home the night before, I amused myself keeping an eye on the races and on the selections.

No names. no pack drills, but at the end of it all I offer you these revealing figures, just in case you're considering following the tipsters to your fortune.

Top paper, mind you, but no names or anything like that. Remember they all had four goes to name the winner in each leg.

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Hawkesbury quaddie (five tipsters making four tips every race): no winner, one winner, five winners (2/1 on), no winners, $2800.

Cranbourne: winner, second selection, fourth seln, fourth seln ($800).

Sunshine Coast: none, none, third seln, fourth seln ($13,000).

Port Lincoln: third seln, fourth seln, third seln, third seln ($6000).

Hobart: nothing, second seln, nothing, nothing ($9800).

New Zealand: nothing, nothing, nothing, won (not won).

Bunbury: nothing, third seln, fourth seln, nothing.($2800).

Horsham: nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing ($26,000).

Taree: fourth seln, nothing, nothing, nothing ($4100).

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Taking the four selections in every quaddie leg (we have to ignore Hawkesbury as there were five tipsters) would have cost $256. Nine meetings, so over $2000. For that we'd have managed to haul in Port Lincoln and Cranbourne ($800). Maybe that return of less than 2/1 is OK by you.

You had to have access to Port Lincoln and Cranbourne and be prepared to outlay on all nine venues. In my view, that way lies madness.

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