New Zealand galloper, Heâ€™s Remarkable, has been heavily backed to knock off his fellow Kiwi Jimmy Choux in Saturdayâ€™s Australian Derby with a series of big bets seeing his odds slashed from $21 to $15 at Sportingbet Australia.
Jimmy Choux is the $2.10 favourite but Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said it was Heâ€™s Remarkable who had been best backed this week.
â€œWe took a bet of $2000 each way at $21 and then a bet of $4000 each way at $19 and a series of smaller bets as he shortened up to $15,â€ Sullivan said.
â€œHe did drift a little after drawing barrier 13 and talk the rain around Sydney wouldnâ€™t help him but punters are having none of it and have stepped in.â€
Sullivan said after being well backed for the past month to win the Derby, there hadnâ€™t been huge money around for Jimmy Choux so far this week.
â€œHe has been solid at $2.10 but we havenâ€™t see huge bets for him although we are seeing bet after bet placed on the Black Caviar and Jimmy Choux double,â€ Sullivan said.
â€œPlenty of punters are already on Jimmy Choux after taking $9.00 about him after he won the NZ Derby.
â€œI have no doubt punters will step into Jimmy in a big way tomorrow given the way he won the Rosehill Guineas.â€
Sportingbet Australia has also reported some solid money for Shamrocker, the only filly in the field, which has firmed from $8.00 to $6.00.
Sportingbet Australia Market
Jimmy Choux 2.10
King Gladiator 13.00
I Think I Do 14.00
Heâ€™s Remarkable 15.00
Light Brigade 17.00
High Density 301.00