What a week! Well done to those who had a few bucks on Bubba Watson last weekend. Jordan Speith was phenomenal, but the two-horse-race final round of the US Masters coupled with a sub-par performance from Adam Scott left the rest of us almost as bored as a boner at a celibacy rally.

The Dragons are also spewing after a ref with wax in his ears didn’t hear the siren and didn’t stop the game before the Storm collected two premiership points that didn’t really belong to them. They are almost as upset as the paper delivery lad in that 80s classic Better Off Dead – see below.

Red Bull lost their appeal to have Ricciardo’s second place finish in Melbourne reinstated, leaving the Aussie even more fired up for this Sunday’s Chinese GP where he sits a respectable fourth fave behind Vettel and the usual duo of Rosberg and Hamilton.

The opening weekend of The Championships of Royal Randwick dished up more action than a roman orgy and is set to heat up even more this weekend as the Quuen of the Turf, the Australian Oaks, the Sydney Cup and Queen Elizabeth Stakes go past the post on Saturday. Oakbank also offers plenty of punting with the Easter Carnival delivering the ups (but hopefully not downs) of Australia’s premier jumps meeting.

We have it on good authority that this week’s quote came from a greek philosopher – and we can’t fault his logic.

“The more you bet, the more you win”.

Puntisotle.

p.s. We had a couple days of Luxbet server outage earlier this week. That will explain why you didn’t get bet placements or results when they happened, and also why they might have come through in a rush today. The wager itself wasn’t affected, but our apologies that the communication side of it was.

p.p.s We are hiring. If you sweat with delight at the sight of a snippet of well turned PHP, especially when paired with a beer and a bet, we want to hear from you. Reply already, eh?

WHAT WE LIKE:

RACING @ RRRROYAL RRRRANDWICK

Race 1 – Careless – $4.20

Race 2 – Woodbine – $3.80

Race 3 – Shaumari – $4.60

Race 4 – Sidestep – $4.00

Race 5 – Red Tracer – $4.00

Race 6 – Rising Romance – $5.50

Sydney Cup – The Offer – $3.00

Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Itsa Dundeel to return to the winner’s circle over Silent Achiever – both $4.40

Race 9 – Plucky Belle – $4.20

OAKBANK

Race 5 – War is Over – $4.80

Von Doussa Steeplechase – Jervois – $3.90

Oakbank Stakes – Lady of Harrods – $5.00

Race 8 – Kings Pardon – $4.80

AFL

Roos ($1.98) show better form than favs Pies ($1.86)

Dockers ($1.67) to send Swans ($2.25) packing.

Port ($1.96) off a win power on through Eagles ($1.88)

Dons ($1.09) lose no blood to Saints ($8.50)

Even Giants ($5.70) can’t reach Crows ($1.15)

Demons ($3.50) blinded by Suns ($1.32)

Carlton ($2.35) due for win over Bulldogs ($1.62)

Hawks ($1.52) vs Cats ($2.60) will leave only one team unbeaten. Not that we’re fence sitting – for the record we like the Cats. I mean who doesn’t love cats?…

NRL

Rabbitohs ($1.88) caught in jaws of Bulldogs ($1.96)

Knights ($1.73) tame Broncos ($2.15)

Sea Eagles ($1.33) too agile for Cowboys ($3.40)

Dragons ($1.62) too fiery for Warriors ($2.35)

Roosters ($1.41) hit Sharks ($3.00) with wooden spoon

Raiders ($2.30) might make it through Storm ($1.64)

Jack Gibson helps Eels ($1.47) slip past tigers ($2.75)

Titans ($2.30) a great bet over Panthers ($1.64)

A-LEAGUE

Finals Football is here and you can bet on just about anything.

Melboune Victory ($1.96) should live up to it’s name on Friday over Sydney FC ($3.55). A 2-1 win for Victory pays $7.50 while Sydney FC’s Del Piero pays $4.50 to be first goal scorer in front of Despotovic and Gameiro at $5.00.

We’re on Adelaide United ($3.05) over favs CC Mariners ($2.25) on Saturday with some half/full time doubles as below;

Draw / Central Coast ($5.50)
Adelaide United / Adelaide United ($5.15)
Draw / Draw ($5.00)
Central Coast / Central Coast ($3.50)
Draw / Adelaide United ($7.00)

MOTOR RACING – CHINESE GP

Lewis Hamilton ($1.72) and Nico Rosberg ($2.85) again favs 1 and 2 with Dan Ricciardo a good bet at $20, if you’ve got the stones.