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Notabadharada Gives New Meaning to Getting Laid
Friday Odd-Spot: Just when punters thought that laying horses, particularly outsiders, on Betfair was a source of easy money, along comes another from Ripley's Believe It or Not. One has to feel for anyone that had the misfortune to lay the Jim and Greg Lee-trained Notabadharada at Randwick's mid-week meeting on Wednesday. Beaten 27-lengths – yes, 27 – over 2400m in his last start when jumping at $201, the temptation for layers to take punters cash again came at a heavy price. Ridden by Andrew Adkins, Notabadharada had been dropped back to 1550m and started, accordingly, at an official $150, however on Betfair he got out to as much as $493 at the gates and traded at $1,000 in the run. Anyone who banked on a quick tenner for a craft beer would have found themselves down between $4,930 and $10,000 when he scythed through along the fence to achieve the improbable. According to punters.com, one Betfair client attempted to win $125 by laying Notabadharada, and instead parted with $61,000. On a pain scale of 0-10, that's in three figure territory.