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MarkTT
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Haven’t seen this before ? Minella Stars sent off at that price today at Newbury

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Mighty M
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Haven’t seen this before ? Minella Stars sent off at that price today at Newbury

Utterly horrible

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% MAN
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It has been around for most of this year and I’m pretty certain it has been returned as an SP before as well – there are several new "fractions" now being used,

It makes logical sense for the inevitable switch to fully decimal odds, which cannot come a day too soon for me.

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Langers8
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£10 returns £34, so it’s between 9/4 and 5/2.

I have seen bookmakers using odds of 11/5, 12/5 etc, on racecourses for a couple of years now, but have rarely seen them returned as an SP. I suppose it gives bookies a bit more to play with and is supposed to make it simpler for the uninitiated betting in fivers.

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tbracing
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Yes it is between 5/2 and 9/4

The decimal equates to 3.4

In order to figure out any you are not aware of MarkTT do the following

For decimal conversion, A/B +1 example 12/5 +1 = 3.4
To get the percentage, B/(A+B) example 5/(12+5)*100 = 29.41%

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Gingertipster
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Presumably 12/5 would be returned if half of bookmakers in the SP loop return 9/4 and half 5/2.

Although I have seen 12/5 on course on one or two boards.

It’s good to have a price in between.
9/4 is 30.8%
12/5 is 29.4%
5/2 is 28.6%

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MarkTT
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Yes it is between 5/2 and 9/4

The decimal equates to 3.4

In order to figure out any you are not aware of MarkTT do the following

For decimal conversion, A/B +1 example 12/5 +1 = 3.4
To get the percentage, B/(A+B) example 5/(12+5)*100 = 29.41%

Thanks but i’m not slow

Was curious as i’d never seen it as an s.p
Can understand why bookies would introduce it. Saw an 8-5 earlier, too.

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tbracing
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Apologies MarkTT, didn’t mean to appear condescending

Yes saw the 8/5, unfortunately I bloody laid it!!

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Eclipse First
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Makes you yearn for 1.470588!

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Getzippy
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Get those prices all the time in footy and more and more in races. Now I think of it, I’m sure I did see a strange price the other day in the bookies for British racing…it was something like 30/1 or 15/1…but I couldn’t be certain.

Zip

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Hurdygurdyman
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First time I saw 85/40 I thought how odd but over the years course bookies have been know to put up a lot weirder. For one to be returned at an SP of 12/5 is a good sign that someone takes his job very seriously.

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I don’t know how you lot would have coped with 100/7 and 100/16 that used to go around in the sixties. As for decimal odds how does 100/30 appear as the closest is 3.33333 recuring.

Odds are just over round fractions quite simple.

12/5 as been used in football coupons, but 95/40 now that’s a rare odds but still used from time to time.

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Eclipse First
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100/30 is 4.333333 as a basic factor when settling.

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Drone
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First time I saw 85/40 I thought how odd

In matters of Life, The Universe and Everything one of the great unanswered questions remains "why 85/40 and not 17/8"

Regarding the laying of ‘fractions’ on-course. I usually only bothered with 100/12 instead of 8/1 as you’re getting a one-third point extra i.e 8.33/1 which at single-figure odds is worthwhile. And out of respect for those once good-men-and-true on the stools I’d only request fractions if betting to take out a monkey or grand i.e 500/60 or 1000/120

I was once given that strange combination unique to course bookmakers of wry-smile-and-withering-look when being denied 1000/170 (5.88/1) on an 11/2 (and dropping) show. Quite right too clever dick

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Drone
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100/30 is 4.333333 as a basic factor when settling.

For the punting gentleman keen not to wear holes in his immaculately-tailored trouser pockets in the event of a return, 330/99 is the preferred wager at 100/30

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Eclipse First
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42 of course!

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RedRum77
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First time I saw 85/40 I thought how odd

In matters of Life, The Universe and Everything one of the great unanswered questions remains "why 85/40 and not 17/8"

Here’s another odds I’ve excepted over time (

6/4 and 4/6

) why not (

3/2 and 2/3

).

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