Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
1 minute read
29 Apr 2021
4:04 pm

R12m Pick 6 pool forecast for Champions Day

Mike Moon

If one of the six other contenders were to pull off the shock of the year, that R12-million Pick 6 will pay the proverbial bombs.

The country’s top-rate horse Rainbow Bridge landed pole position, No 1 on the inside rail. Heavily-backed Linebacker got No 6: iStock


A whopping pool of R12 million is expected for the Pick 6 at Turffontein’s Champion Day race meeting on Saturday.

With TAB getting things rolling with an R4-million carryover and a feast of top-class racing on offer, excited punters will be piling into the popular exotic bet.

However, not many players will be bothering to study form for Leg 5 of the Pick 6, the Grade 1 Premier’s Champions Challenge, and will swiftly bang in all three of the titans that face off in an eagerly awaited duel: Got The Greenlight, Summer Pudding and Malmoos. Choosing between them seems like folly.

Bookmakers have priced up the race at 14-1 bar, with the terrific trio lumped together at 2-1.

TAB has also put up an R2-million carryover for a Quartet Maxipool on Race 7, the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint. An R5-million pot is predicted.

Other exotic bet pools expected are R800,000 for the PA and Jackpot 1, R400,000 for the BiPot, R250,000 for Jackpot 2 and R150,000 for the Pick 3 starting in Race 8.

TAB’s Champions Day betting opens on Friday 30 April. Online betting is available at www.tabonline.co.za.


Premier’s Champions Challenge:

2-1 Malmoos, Got The Greenlight, Summer Pudding

14-1 Second Base

20-1 Tierra Del Fuego, Divine Odyssey

22-1 and upwards the others

Computaform Sprint:

  • Rio Querari
  • True To Life

12-1 Chimichuri Run, Chantyman, Russet Air

18-1 and upwards the others