Smart Missile has been subject of a huge Cox Plate betting plunge in the last week shortening from $15 to $10 at Sportingbet Australia following some mammoth bets including one to win over $200,000.
Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said a number of big bets were taken last week before his run in the Sir Rupert Clarke and punters had continued to back him heavily this week.
“We took two bets of $2000 at $15 last week but punters have really come heavily for him this week despite the fact he was a little disappointing on Saturday,” Sullivan said.
“We took one bet of $20,000 at $12 and he is now clearly our worst way for the Cox Plate after a number of punters secured $31 for good money back in August.”
Sullivan said a number of three year olds had been well backed for the Cox Plate this year with as there was no genuine weight for age superstar such as So You Think dominating the market.
“Away from Smart Missile we have also seen very good money for Helmet who has shortened from $21 to $7.50 following his win the Caulfield Guineas Prelude,” he said.
“Boom filly Atlantic Jewel is also well in the market at $11 following another dominant on the weekend and if she wins the Thousand Guineas, connections would surely be tempted to go on the Cox Plate with her too.”
2011 COX PLATE
Sportingbet Australia Market
Jimmy Choux 6.00
Smart Missile 10.00
Rekindled Interest 10.00
Lion Tamer 11.00
Atlantic Jewel (NN) 11.00
King’s Rose 17.00
Torio’s Quest 21.00
Glass Harmonium 26.00
My Kingdom Of Fife 26.00
Playing God 31.00
Others 35.00 Plus