Defending Turnbull Stakes champion Happy Trails is number 1 with a bullet with punters.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au received plenty of money for the gelding before the barrier draw. When Happy Trails ($8.50) came up with gate one, punters gained even more confidence.
“Punters have liked Happy Trails since we opened betting. After the field was announced action for Happy Trails increased to the point where he is holding half the money on the race,’’ sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.
Caulfield Cup favourite Lucia Valentia heads betting, for the Flemington Group 1, at $5.50. Last year’s runner-up Puissance De Lune is steady at $6.50 and Silent Achiever next on $7.50.
Sportsbet.com.au is refunding losing bets, for the Turnbull, on the second and third placegetters.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from Wednesday 1 October)
$5.50 Lucia Valentina (out from $5.00)
$7.50 Silent Achiver (out from $6.50)
$6.50 Puissance De Lune (in from $7.00)
$8.50 Happy Trails (out from $7.00)
$9.00 Stipulate (in from $11)
$10 Hawkspur (out from $8.50)
$12 Crackerjack King (out from $8.00)
$15 Brambles (in from $21)
$15 Entirely Platinum (in from $21)
$15 The Offer (in from $21)