Punters have loaded up on two notable wet trackers to win todays $5m Cox Plate at Moonee Valley which could mean the race is a washout for bookies.
The rain has hit The Valley on race morning causing a track downgrade to a Soft 7, meaning wet trackers Russian Camelot and New Zealand mare Probabeel have been the notable firmers with bookies for the Cox Plate (2040m) this afternoon.
The Danny O’Brien trained four year old was beaten as a $1.50 pop last time out in the Caulfield Stakes but should get a more genuine tempo and he loves a wet ground. He was hovering around $5 but when the rain came, punters have crunched him into the $4.00 clear favourite.
The other horse punters have wanted to back since the rain arrived in Melbourne is NZ mare Probabeel who opened at $10 on Tuesday but is now into $8.50 and attracting a lot of each way support form punters.
Russian Camelot holds the call clearly over Arcadia Queen and Armory at $7, both of which have been significant drifters due to the wet track, and Armory having lameness issues earlier in the week.
At a price, there has been specking for Humidor, into $14 from $21 and has been the best backed runner in the race by place bettors.