Some punters don’t mind omens and the Sportsbet.com.au punters appeared to have latched onto one in the Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1200m), with Sincemybabyleftme, a famous line from Elvis Presley’s 1956 ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, the best backed runner to win the opening race this Saturday.
The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll would have turned 80 on Thursday, so the omen punters, and those who have seen the horses jump outs, were keen to take the opening price of $13 and he is now into $9.
Mavericks, a Sydneysider resuming for Tony McEvoy off the back of a couple of nice barrier trials, has also been well backed, firming to $11 from $21.
Homehill, Hostwin Pegasus and Ambitious Blonde all opened $5.50 equal favourites. Homehill got out to $6 but now is back to $5.50 while the latter pair sit at $6.
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Magic Millions Maiden Plate
$6.00 Hostwin Pegasus
$6.00 Ambitious Blonde
$7.50 Italian Storm