Eastern invader Fat Al has been well supported to steal the prize from the local stars in tomorrow’s Railway Stakes at Ascot.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has received solid backing for the Epsom winner, who has firmed from $8.00 into $6.00.
It is not surprising support has come for Fat Al as the powerful Gai Waterhouse-Nash Rawiller combination is very popular with punters.
Due to the heavy support of Fat Al the defending champion and favourite Luckygray, has eased from $3.30 out to $4.40. Another local, Ranger is a firm second favourite at $5.00.
“The punters have obviously worked out Fat Al is likely to get a soft lead and he’s going to prove very hard to run down. Luckygray carries five kilograms more than he did last year and is striving to be the first horse in almost 50 years to go back to back,’’ sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.
In the other Group 1 on the card, the Winterbottom Stakes, favourite Barakey and Travinator dominate betting. Travinator has firmed from $5.00 into $4.80, which has forced the unbeaten Barakey to ease slightly to $2.40.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from Wednesday 21 November)
$2.45 Barakey (out from $2.25)
$4.80 Travinator (in from $5.00)
$5.50 Hallowell Belle (in from $6.00)
$8.00 Pinwheel (in from $10)
$8.50 Power Princess (out from $8.00)
$15 Spirit Of Boom (in from $17)
$41 Waratah’s Secret (out from $31)
$67 Conservatorium (out from $51)
$81 Werd (out from $67)
$4.40 Luckygray (out from $3.30)
$6.00 Fat Al (in from $8.00)
$10 Maschino (steady)
$14 Wall Street (out from $13)
$15 Yosei (steady)
$19 Playing God (out from $17)
$19 Westriver Kevydonn (steady)
$18 King Saul (in from $19)
$26 God Has Spoken (steady)
$26 Niblick (steady)
$34 Mr Moet (in from $41)
$151 Lords Ransom (out from $126)
$151 Battle Emblem (out from $126)