Exciting sprinter Chautauqua has been heavily backed for Saturday week’s Darley Classic at Flemington.
The Team Hawkes-trained four-year-old attracted a $50,000 bet at odds of $3.10 with Sportingbet.com.au just prior to Fridaynight’s Sportingbet Manikato Stakes, and has since firmed into clear cut $2.70 favouritism.
“We took another $5,000 at $2.90 for Chautauqua on Saturday morning and they just kept backing him over the weekend,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“The blanket finish in the Manikato must have punters confident that he’s a notch above all of them, particularly at Flemington.”
Lankan Rupee firmed from $6 into $4.60 after winning the Sportingbet Manikato Stakes, but has since eased back to $5.
Irish galloper Slade Power has trimmed up from $7 into $6 at Sportingbet, while Terravista is $6 to $10 and Buffering is $9 out to $14.
2014 Darley Classic (all-in)
Odds from Sportingbet.com.au
Lankan Rupee $5
Slade Power $6
Angelic Light $12
Brazen Beau $17
Moment Of Change $17
Rebel Dane $19