The in form Absolut Artie heads the Sportsbet.com.au market for the Rockhampton Cup (1600m) this Friday, with the gelding looking to win three on the bounce.
He was a dominant winner last time out and despite a rise in depth, he is the favourite to win on Friday at $2.70 unchanged, so is rock solid. Best backed has been the David Vandyke trained Bargannon, who opened $6 and has firmed to $5.
The other former is an old stager, Balboa Rocks, who opened $7.50 and is now sitting at $6. At longer odds, there has been specking for Spectroscope ($9-$10-$8.50).