Betting value returns at expense of Ng's backers

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 September, 2011, 12:00am

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The notion of vanishing betting value became something of a concern during the past year and a half, but the boom on 10-pound claimer Alvin Ng Ka-chun is going some small way to rectifying that in the current climate.

Just about everything Ng jumps on is being regarded as a certainty, despite the ever-present trade-off between the weight claim and the rider's relative talents, and his mounts are being backed as if the number has already been posted.

So far, Ng's supporters have long faces and empty pockets with only two winners on the board. We don't expect that to continue forever but the junior is definitely creating some value away from his rides.