Punters havenâ€™t hesitated in backing Black Caviar with a bet of $150,000 at $1.25 struck shortly after the market was posted at Sportingbet Australia.
The unbeaten mare takes on a quality field in the T.J. Smith stakes at Randwick on Saturday but Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan punters thought she was a certainty again.
â€œPunters just keep collecting every time she goes around and they are super confident of doing the same thing this weekend,â€ Sullivan said.
â€œ$1.25 probably looks a big price given how she has been winning in Melbourne and punters have stepped straight in with the bet of $150,000 plus lots of smaller bets rolling in.
â€œI have left her at $1.25 despite the big bets as I think this might be our best chance of getting her beaten.
â€œShe is going the Sydney way for the first time, there is rain about Sydney and it is a very high quality field.
â€œIn saying that, we have taken her on every time and all with the same result so we might just be slow learners.
â€œAt this stage it is punters 11 and bookmakers nil.â€
TJ SMITH STAKES
Sportingbet Australia Market
Black Caviar 1.25
Hay List 15.00
Shoot Out 15.00
Crystal Lily 17.00
All Silent 67.00
Triple Honour 67.00