Diversify your punting by taking a position on the results of a full card of racing with the Betfair Starting Price Index.
What is a ‘Betfair Starting Price Index’?
A BSP Index is the aggregate value of the BSP (Betfair Starting Price) of all winners over a pre-determined number of races. For example, the BSP Index at a 9 Race Card at Flemington would be the combined number of all 9 BSP winner prices after the end of the last race.
BSP Index Moonee Valley August 20th Summary
Line set at 73.5 – Overs $2.04 Unders $1.90
Pre-Race – The early punters only want one side with the Under 73.5 backed in from $1.90 to $1.70. Overs balloons from $2.04 to $2.30 as they jump in the first.
Race 1 – Refectory settles back in the field early before Craig Newitt makes a race winning move to circle the field at the 1400m mark taking the Richard Laming trained galloper to the lead. He holds off favourite Black Tomahawk strongly to win at a BSP of $20.68. Unders bettors are on the ‘back foot’ early.
Market Update: u $3.40 o $1.30 – INDEX TOTAL: 20.68
Race 2 – After a solid tempo up front Grand Dreamer works into the race from last at the 800m mark to win softly on the line by 2.5 lengths. Dwayne Dunn combined with Robert Smerdon to breathe some oxygen back into the BSP Index as Grand Dreamer wins at BSP $4.01.
Market Update: u $3.05 o $1.40 – INDEX TOTAL: 24.69
Race 3 – Another race and another winner from off the speed. This time it’s Damien Lane for team Hayes & Dabernig. Catch A Fire finishes all over the top of them with a BSP of $8.80.
Market Update: u $3.25 o $1.36 – INDEX TOTAL: 33.49
Race 4 – Sweet Sherry jumps cleanly from barrier one to take a sit behind the leading trio. She travelled like the winner throughout the race, and when Monkey Magic rolled off the fence it was over (BSP $8.40).
Market Update: u $3.75 o $1.32 – INDEX TOTAL: 41.89
Race 5 – Darren Weir trains his first winner of the day after Ken’s Dream crossed and led easily which wasn’t expected. With race fitness on his side he kicked strongly off the bend to hold out Dam Ready at a BSP of $2.66.
Market Update: u $2.90 o $1.43 – INDEX TOTAL: 44.55
Race 6 – Bold Sniper sits one pair back off the fence for Cory Parish. He grinds It out to hold out Pin Your Hopes & the fast finishing Yulong Baby at a BSP of $7.46
Market Update: u $2.68 o $1.58 – INDEX TOTAL: 52.01
Race 7 – Royal Rapture (BSP $9.73) bolts in from odds on favourite Pilote D’essai in a boil over result for punters. The Darren Weir trained winner made the favourite look very dour.
Market Update: u $6.60 o $1.14 – INDEX TOTAL: 61.74
Race 8 – Damien Lane gets favourite Heatherly to settle outside the leader Passing Shot. She holds on to win by half a length to Viddora. It was a well rated ride from Lane and it’s finally ‘game on’ for unders backers who are thrilled with her BSP of $3.10.
Market Update: u $1.53 o $2.60 – INDEX TOTAL: 64.84
Race 9 – After beginning slowly Just Magical hunts through the pack to position four lengths off the speed. Tracking Le Bonsir & Sebring Sun into the race she explodes when clear and pinches the last in the shadows of the post. A great ride from the inform Michael Walker at the knockout BSP at $17.29
Market Update: – CLOSED – INDEX TOTAL: 82.13