Champion jockey Craig Williams is favourite to secure the Victorian metropolitan premiership, but apprentice Beau Mertens is making a race of it.
With 12 meetings left, the riders are locked on 63 wins apiece, 16 clear of Dwayne Dunn.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has Williams as the $1.85 favourite, with any other jockey at $1.95.
Jamie Kah and Clare Lindop are having a similar battle in South Australia.
Kah ($1.80) leads Lindop ($2.10) by two wins.
Brenton Avdulla is $1.10 to claim his first Sydney title over Hugh Bowman ($5.00), who is 11.5 wins behind.
“Beau Mertens has had a great season and for an apprentice to be going head and head with a world class rider like Williams it is a fine achievement. It certainly makes for an exciting finish to the season and they both have strong books attomorrow‘s Moonee Valley meeting,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Victorian Metropolitan Jockey Premiership
$1.85 Craig Williams
$1.95 Any other jockey
South Australian Metropolitan Jockey Premiership
$1.80 Jamie Kah
$2.10 Clare Lindop
NSW Metropolitan Jockey Premiership
$1.10 Brenton Avdulla
$5.00 Hugh Bowman
$26 Tommy Berry
$26 Kerrin McEvoy
$26 Tim Clark