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Metro Gallops Tournament

Maiden Win For TopBetta Punter

After a disastrous Magic Millions Tournament TopBetta punter adammorris bounced back with a maiden $2030 win after taking out Saturday’s Metro Gallops competition.

After initially investing $55 the Queenslander got stuck in, trying for top spot on the TopBetta leaderboard.

“Like everyone else, I had a shocker Magic Millions day and then to back up the next week and have probably my best day on the punt was insane,” addammorris said.

Tactical Change

He puts his turnaround in fortune down to a change in tactics.

“I’ve played a couple of tournaments before and been burnt early by trying to build too much value too soon or seeing a favourite I wasn’t overly keen on and going big on the place.

“I had six horses I liked, and the plan was to be selective and to go big on those selections,” he said.

Each-Way Bet And We Are Off

Wheal Leisure kick-started his campaign with a decent each-way bet giving a good return, building that betting bank up.

“My uncle tipped it to me as his best of the day.

“I had a look at the form and thought the extra distance would suit it perfectly,” he said.

It was towards the end of the Tournament that adammorris made a gutsy decision to attempt a triple all-in.

“I was planning to go all in on Domino Vitale as well, but I got stuck on the phone and missed the start.

“The only one I was worried about was Ameristralia – Cheeky Babe was getting crunched late, and I was hoping that it was the Weir factor more so than anything I didn’t know,” he said.

All-in for the win?

Sitting on 7th position where the prize money was $261 he knew if he wanted a good crack at the top, now would be the chance.

“I knew if I went all in there was a good chance I could finish on top and turn that $200 into $2,000, and 10-1 odds for Ameristralia was too good to pass up,” he said.

When Strategic Demand got up, he started to feel hopeful of a top-flight finish, and it was not until after the last race at Melbourne he thought he could do it.

“When I hit first there was only the last in Adel left, and I was up by about $70,000, so I decided to leave the race alone and try and hold on.

“I backed the fav outside the tournament so I wasn’t sure whether to cheer it on or hope a $50-1 pop got up so I could hold the lead,” he said.

A nervous wait

Nervous times were ahead as he waited for the leaderboard to be updated — “I must have refreshed five or six times” — and finally when he saw the final table with his name at the top, “I think most of the street could probably hear when I got the result,” he said.

As for TopBetta’s Tournaments, the Metro Mayhem winner says they are an excellent way to watch the day’s racing while winning big off a relatively small outlay.

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And for new players he has this to say: “Do your form, stick to your selections and the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.”

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