Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the country. See which races punters cleaned up on and lost on.
Away Game inserted at $15 (after winning MM 2YO Classic @ Gold Coast)
Alligator Blood $6-$4.50 fav (after winning MM 3YO Guineas @ Gold Coast)
Alligator Blood $11-$8 eq fav (after winning MM 3YO Guineas @ Gold Coast)
Alligator Blood $26-$8 eq fav (after winning MM 3YO Guineas @ Gold Coast)
Away Game $26-$11 eq fav (after winning MM 2YO Classic @ Gold Coast)
MAGIC MILLIONS F&M
Invincibella went around as the second best supported runner in the SKY Racing Active Magic Millions (1300m).
The Chris Waller mare had opened $4.50 fav earlier in the week but lost that position to Irithea ($5-$4.60) in the end. Invincibella went around as a $5 third elect.
There was a big push for Yamazaki, $15 earlier in the week, which was crunched into $4.80 second fav.
BETS: Invincibella $3,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $4.80, $1,000 e/w @ $4.80/$2
BETS: Yamazaki $2,500 @ $4.80, $2,500 e/w @ $4.80/$1.90, $2,000 @ $4.80
Alligator Blood was a dominant winner of the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400 metres).
Going around as the most popular runner all day at TAB, Alligator Blood jumped a raging hot $1.75 favourite and held more than six times the amount of money than any other runner.
The David Vandyke-trained youngster was also heavily leveraged through multis.
TAB offered as much as $4.50 in ‘All In’ betting for Alligator Blood. The gelding was $1.90 before final acceptances.
It’s Kind Of Magic ($9.50-$12-$10) was second favourite but didn’t hold the money that Exhilarates ($16-$10-$12) which was very popular at eachway odds with TAB customers throughout the day.
BETS: Alligator Blood $17,125 @ $1.75, $3,000 @ $1.75, $9,500 @ $1.70, $8,000 @ $1.70, $4,500 @ $1.70, $4,000 @ $1.70
The least popular runner in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200 metres) on the Gold Coast took out the main prize.
Away Game ($41) attracted the least amount of any runner with the Maher & Eustace runner largely ignored by TAB customers.
Aim ($5.50-$4.60) went around as a heavily tried fav and held more than double that of its nearest rival in that regard, that being Kings Legacy ($8-$6).
Farnan ($7) had admirers throughout the day as did Conceited ($9) while Stellar Pauline ($17) was specked at eachway odds. One-time favourite for the Magic Millions Every Rose ($10) was also amongst those popular with punters.
Away Game was as much as $101 which is the first price that was offered in ‘All In’ betting.
BETS: Kings Legacy $3,200 @ $6.50, $1,000 @ $6.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,500 @ $6
BETS: Aim $5,500 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5, $3,000 @ $4.80, $2,000 @ $4.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $4.80 TWICE, $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Farnan $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Stellar Pauline $3,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $16/$4.80
BETS: Every Rose $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 @ $9.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
Favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after the running of the Bushfire Appeal Race Day 25th January (1000 metres).
Splintex ($2.10-$2.15) didn’t move a great deal in the market on the day and held 42 percent of the total investment.
Aquitaine ($4.20) was easily best tried to beat it while Witherspoon ($4.40) was a clear third pick in the popularity stakes.
BETS: Splintex $8,000 @ $2.15
BETS: Aquitane $1,550 @ $4.20
There wasn’t a great deal of interest in Assault’n’bathory for the TAB Highway handicap (1200 metres).
In fact, the Danielle Selb-trained runner was one of the least popular in the race and held less than 10 percent of what race favourite Alternative Facts ($4.60) did.
The winner went $19-$26 on the day.
The Launcher was the biggest firmer, having been $19 at the start of the day before jumping as an $8 shot.
Southern Lad didn’t really move a great deal in betting for the Bisley Workwear Handicap (1200 metres).
The John O’Shea-trained runner hovered around the $4-$4.40 mark for most of the day before jumping at the latter quote. He carried some good eachway support but it was only a third of what the favourite Special Reward ($2.90) was responsible for.
Of the others, Taniko ($4.80-$3.80) carried some big bets.
BETS: Taniko $1,000 @ $4, $1,350 @ $3.90
BETS: Special Reward $2,200 @ $2.90
Luvaluva was a costly result for TAB in the January Cup (2000 metres).
The John Sargent-trained runner went around with nine times the amount of money than any other horse in the event.
Opening the day as a $2.40 chance, she was crunched into even money after commanding 70 percent of the total investment.
Taikomochi ($5) was best of the others in front of Aqua D’ivina ($8).
BETS: Luvaluva $44,025 @ $2.15, $4,000 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.15, $2,000 @ $2.15
BETS: National Guard $1,487 @ $16
A long range betting move paid dividends in the Ranvet Handicap (1500 metres).
Man Of Peace opened $51 with TAB on Wednesday and was still $17 this morning, however, single figures were being bet at the jump.
The Matty Dale-trained runner led throughout at $9 to see the plonk come off. Sondelon ($3.30-$4.60) held the most despite the drift while White Boots ($6) and Napoleon Solo ($3.80-$4.80) had admirers as did Cuban Royale ($8.50-$6.50).
BETS: Napoleon Solo $1,000 @ $4.80, $1,150 @ $4.60
BETS: Sondelon $1,500 @ $4.40
Rocha Clock delivered the goods for favourite backers in the TAB Venue Mode Handicap (1600 metres).
Backed in from $2.90-$2.60, the John O’Shea-trained galloper was twice as popular as second pick in the market Bigboyroy ($4.60-$5) and was popular through multis.
Academy ($4.80-$6) drifted late in betting but while there was a big of specking for War Baron ($17-$13) at a price. Cinquedea ($6.50) attracted a few decent bets late.
BETS: Rocha Clock $1,667 @ $2.80, $2,500 @ $2.70, $2,292 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.70 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Cinquedea $3,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Academy $1,000 @ $6, $1,900 @ $5
Helga was one of the best backed runners all day at Randwick and did the job for her backers.
Les Bridge’s mare went $5-$2.80-$3.10 on the day, going around as the most popular runner and displacing Statuesquely ($2.70-$3.80) for favouritism.
Seles ($7) had eachway support after opening at $9 today while Asharani ($5.50-$5) was kept safe.
BETS: Helga $4,000 @ $5 (taken Friday), $2,000 @ $3.10 TWICE, $1,500 @ $2.80
BETS: Seles $2,000 e/w @ $7/$2
BETS: Asharani $1,700 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5
Godolphin runner Phaistos repaid the faithful with an effortless win in the Heineken 3 Handicap (1400 metres).
Backed from $3.60-$3.20, the James Cummings runner went around as the second fav and second most popular runner behind Charretera ($2.30) which was heavily supported.
At 9am, Charretera was $3 and crunched into $2.30 and held 50 percent more money than the winner.
BETS: Phaistos $4,500 @ $3.20
BETS: Charretera $7,200 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.90, $1,800 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.50, $1,700 @ $2.25, $2,000 @ $2.20
Mr Dependable wasn’t that for those who took the shorts in the SKY Racing Active Handicap (1800 metres).
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained runner held nearly 70 percent of the money, was a dominant $1.50 fav and was heavily leveraged through multis and exotics.
Dabiyr, going around at $11, was pretty solid at that price while Matowi ($14) had admirers at the price.
BETS: Dabiyr $2,000 @ $11
BETS: Mr Dependable $4,000 @ $1.50, $2,350 @ $1.50, $2,000 @ $1.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $1.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $1.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
Jabali Ridge defied the betting drift in The Arbour Plate (1000 metres).
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained runner had been $3.80 in the morning but $5 was being offered by the time the race rolled around.
Hungry Heart ($2.90-$4) was another drifter despite being the most popular runner in terms of money held, while there was a move at eachway odds for Don’t Doubt Nic ($15-$10).
BETS: Hungry Heart $2,000 @ $4, $1,500 @ $4
Favourite backers landed a hammer blow to TAB in The Roof Garden Handicap (1400 metres).
Rubisaki ($2) was one of the most popular runners across the country on the day and commanded 73 percent of the total investment in this.
Alburq ($4.80-$5.50), second pick in the market, barely held 10 percent of the money that the winner did.
BETS: Rubisaki $8,000 @ $2, $2,600 @ $2, $2,500 @ $1.95
There was a late speck for Modear from $34-$26, however, it was largely ignored by punters in the Courtyard Bar Sprint (1100 metres).
Most focus here was with That Girl ($2.80-$3.10) which went around with 56 percent of the total investment.
The most notable move was for Chivargo ($9.50-$6.50).
BETS: That Girl $1,500 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3
BETS: Exquisite Beauty $1,000 @ $7
The most popular runner in the Furlong Bar Handicap (1100 metres) was Blazejowski ($3.60-$2.80-$3.10).
TAB customers sent out the Greg Eurell-trained runner out a narrow second elect with Wagner ($2.60-$3) just holding sway at the top of the market.
Sirius Suspect ($6-$5) was best tried of the others but the two favs held three quarters of the market between them.
BETS: Blazejowski $2,000 @ $3.30, $2,000 @ $3.10, $3,000 @ $3 TWICE, $3,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Sirius Suspect $1,000 @ $6.50, $3,000 @ $5.50
It was a minor upset in this one with Power Dream saluting at eachway odds in the Summer At Flemington Handicap (1400 metres).
The Patrick Payne runner was $15 on Wednesday when TAB first released its market and was still $13 this morning. By the time the race jumped, $11 was available.
Neighbourhood ($3.70-$3.30) went around as a very popular favourite while Thousand Wishes ($3.80) had strong backing to beat it.
BETS: Power Dream $350 e/w @ $11/$2.90
BETS: Thousand Wishes $2,250 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.70
BETS: Neighbourhood $1,000 @ $3.30 TWICE
The Lord Mayor got up at double figure odds in the Bluegrass Bar Trophy (2000 metres).
Hovering around the $10 mark for most of the day, The Lord Mayor only attracted brief interest in betting as most of the attention was paid to Future Score ($3-$2.90). The fav went around with a tick over half the market riding on it.
Ryans Fender ($3.60-$3.90) was the second most popular runner in front of Sir Pippin ($9.50-$8.50) but together they held less than half of what Future Score did.
BETS: The Lord Mayor $500 @ $10 TWICE, $500 e/w @ $10/$2.80, $500 @ $9.50
BETS: Future Score $2,500 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.90
BETS: Sir Pippin $2,000 @ $8.50
The money was spot on in the Chester Manifold Stakes (1400 metres) with Amadeus getting the verdict.
Opening the day as a $6 chance, TAB customers continually backed the Michael Kent runner to the point he jumped a $3.70 second favourite behind Bumper Blast ($2.30-$3.20). Firsthand ($3.70-$4.40) had admirers despite easing in the betting.
Of the others, Call It A Day was specked at a price and went $18-$13-$14.
BETS: Amadeus $1,000 @ $3.70 TWICE
BETS: Bumper Blast $1,000 @ $3.30, $2,000 @ $3.20 TWICE, $1,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES
Galaxy Raider was kept safe in betting for the running of the Paddock Bar Plate (1600 metres).
Most of the money was for the two at the top of the market in Odeon ($2.60-$2.30) and Sure Knee ($3-$3.20) with the pair commanding nearly 70 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Odeon $2,100 @ $2.30, $1,600 @ $2.30, $1,500 @ $2.30
BETS: Sure Knee $2,000 @ $3.50, $4,000 @ $3.30