Defiant Dancer is favourite with Sportsbet.com.au to make it 3/3 this time in when he lines up in the Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Friday.
The Phillip Stokes trained gelding blitzed them when resuming at Pakenham and then proved it was no fluke when blitzing them down the straight here. Rises sharply in grade/depth but is favourite at $3.50, out from $3.20.
Sirius Suspect has been the early firmer to knock him off. Opened $4.60 and is now into $4.00. He sits on the second line of betting ahead of the class runner of the field, Graff, who is a $6.50 chance and rock solid.