It was a crazy day of punting as the Brisbane Carnival Tournament kicked off on TopBetta with racing’s weekend warriors armed to the teeth with form, vying for the 1st Prize of $100,000.
Week one early leader and quite possibly the most confident man in Australia, Crawfordrs, topped the leaderboard at the end of the day and crowed, “I think it's safe to say I have the tournament pretty much wrapped up.”
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The big talking Queenslander didn’t stop there either and had this to say about The Punters Show’s Glenn Pollet (Glennsta) who is running in second place, only $18,850 behind him.
“Pollett? Who is this Pollett? In this game, if you are not first, then you are last.”
Crawfordrs chipped away all day and had a cracking return when you stacked $35,000 on ARCHIVES to receive a return of $119,000.
He then backed that bet up with a cool $100,000 on TSARITA to win $240,000 which helped him leapfrog over his competitors, flying to the top.
Meanwhile, Glennsta was in stealth mode, under everyone’s radar as a string of losing bets did not halt his slow climb into second place, showing why he could be the Tournament Dark Horse.
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A well-informed punt on SNIPPETS LAND at $3,500 returned The Punters Show guru $68,250 after it saluted at the line and paid a whopping $19.50, putting the Glennsta back in contention.
“Good luck to him [crawfordrs] but we are both still 50 - 100 to 1 chances. There is a long, long way to go,” Glenn Pollett said.
Pollett is famous for his ‘inner psycho’ when it comes to punting and reckons there is no need for it at the moment in the Tournament.
“It's inner psycho on the last day.
“The ability to have no feelings when wagering big and I don't know if I'm a psychopath or just so numb from punting, so I'm void of feelings.
“As for tactics they will be the same as last week, very happy to put a prison around 150k+ but if I do like something I'll be betting,” Pollett said.
The crafty Glennsta believes it will take $2million to win the Tournament, yet is only wary of one other competitor.
I am not wary of anybody but Kingsley [kingsley Bartholomew - pro punter] is the second-best judge and wagerer in the field.”
Last year's winner, Sawaszenko, had a disappointing start to the Tournament but was not despondent, “I had a rough day and banked zero,” he said, “but this week’s aim is to bank something as the winner [crawfordrs] will start the second week with $200,000.”
He believes the eventual winner will need to turn their BettaBucks into $1.2million to take out top spot and the $100,000 prize stating the Tournament is in no way over at all.
“That’s a big call to be calling the win this early,” Sawaszenko said.
Crawfordrs was unperturbed, though, “My plan for Saturday was to make more imaginary dollars than everyone else. Looks like I succeeded.”
The TopBetta Sledge Box tended to agree with Sawaszenko with dawi03 believing the final weekend on June 11 "will be a crazy final day!"
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This article first appeared on TopBetta