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Tipping Competition Table - February


It's been years since I have done a BOG bet but no doubt you are correct due to the bookmakers greed.
They want the cake and they want to eat it all. There were non-runners in the race but there was no Rule 4, so why should they reduce the price they guaranteed you at the time you placed the bet. Obviously tucked away in their rules somewhere, but surely they should shoulder some risk if they want custom from us.
I think as far as this comp goes you should get +35 otherwise it gets just gets too complicated for a bit of fun and Samacas.
I think there must have been a rule 4 retriever retriever , all together there were 8 nr, from memory some of those were after i placed my bet with william hill, they settled the bet at around 4/1 which seems to confirm that non runners came later. Now it's not for me to say how best to make rules but logic dictates that unless we account for NRs then anomolies will crop up.

EXAMPLE we have a 1/3 fav who is a NR, the 5/1 2nd fav then wins at evens do we really think it should be settled at 5/1 ?

Last sunday i did point out the relevent numbers with some explanation so has to help Samacas Samacas and avoid any doubts, what does surprise me is that nearly a week on others haven't commented and confirmed there was a rule 4.


Rule 4 comes about when there are non-runners and the market hasn't had time to reform. So there was no Rule 4 per se on that race as the market had time to reform.

I have forgotten the basics. Leaving BOG aside for a moment - what happens when you take a price in the morning say 7/1 and there are a couple of non-runners declared after your bet two hours before a race? Do you still expect to be paid at 7/1 if the horse won at 5/1 SP? T tacker


T tacker There was no rule 4 on this race, simply 8 non runners. It would make no difference anyway because for the competition Rule 4's//Betfair reductions are ignored. We are not bookmakers.

If 7-1 bog was available at the time your selection was posted then it will be settled @ 7-1.


Table updated with winners for JamesSmith:clap:, Carol:clap: and Sameernasri:clap:

Last chance is here again and the top of the table is looking interesting. Lots of points left so use them or lose them...it's not over yet:)

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Congratulations @
Sameernasri for winning this months competition, and as always my thanks to @
Samacas and @
dave58 for making the whole thing possible