MOST punters will tell you that gambling is about information.
Luckily for those attending the Tilstons Bec and Kents H Hardware Tradies Day meeting at Towac Park tomorrow, they don’t come much more knowledgeable than Dean Pettit.
The TVN presenter has been recruited by Racing Orange to spearhead a Punters Club on course.
From the third race, the former hoop will invest on behalf of those willing to lay down $20, with the selections being announced prior to each race.
Racing Orange director Daniel Brincat said the club was hoping to attract 200 punters to the initiative.
“That would put something like $4000 in the kitty for Dean,” Brincat explained.
“It’s the first time we’ve done something like this, and we think it will be a huge success.”
And for those looking for more reassurance before parting with their hard-earned cash, Brincat had this to offer.
“Dean really knows his stuff,” he said. “He’s a form analyst on TVN, so we’re backing him to pick some winners.”
Pettit will be joined on the day by The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kent, who will assist with the running of the Punters Club and trackside interviews.
The pair are taking the responsibility of investing punters’ money seriously.
“The pressure will be on me and Paul to find a few winners for the Tradies Day Punters Club,” Pettit said.
“We are certainly looking forward to it.”
Racing Orange chair Ellie Brown was thrilled to have drawn the duo to the meeting.
“We are delighted to have Dean and Paul attend,” Brown said.
“It is a real feather in our cap to be able to have these relationships within the industry and it just goes to show how far we have come in a very short timeframe.”
Gates will open at 12.30pm with the first race set to start at 1.18pm.
Punters Club tickets can be purchased from any tote window and cashed at any TAB venue as per a normal betting slip.