Here’s something you don’t see every day.
An unraced 3YO, named EAGLE EYES (Free Eagle-Perfect Kiss) and representing the Team McEvoy stable, has been extremely heavily backed overnight with the corporate bookmakers.
That’s not the surprising part.
What is though, they’ve backed this thing: 1) without any public trials, 2) it’s racing over 1800m on debut!
Yep. Tossed straight into the deep end.
He firmed up to be $1.80 with the TAB at one stage this AM….after much bigger black type odds were offered.
A rally for the former Sydney mare NAKHEEL (Rubick-Al Nakhla) at around 9am in the same race, has helped Eagle Eyes to ease to be evens but you know the old saying, ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’
Barend Vorster rides Eagle Eyes while Todd Pannell will steer the mare.
Perhaps a quinella is the best play.