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.
Kolding $11-$6 (after winning Bill Ritchie @ Randwick)
Fierce Impact $51-$26
Finche $15-$6 fav (after winning The Kingston Town @ Randwick)
Brimham Rocks $26-$15 (after winning r6 @ Caulfield)
Girl Tuesday $11-$15
Pierata $6-$5 fav (after winning The Shorts @ Randwick)
Classique Legend $8-$7
Redzel $7 unchanged
Funstar $11-$7 (after winning Tea Rose Stakes @ Randwick)
Finche $26-$15 (after winning The Kingston Town @ Randwick)
Brimham Rocks $201-$51-$26 (after winning r6 @ Caulfield)
Avilius $10-$6 (after winning Colgate Optic White Stakes @ Randwick)
Finche $18-$15 eq fav (after winning The Kingston Town @ Randwick)
Marokawa landed some good bets to take out the TAB Cobcroft Trust Highway Handicap (1000 metres).
Well-tried at big odds last time out in similar company, Marokawa was luckless that day but got the job done this time.
Glen Boss got the Rodney Northam-trained galloper into the clear on straightening and chased down Fair Dinkum ($12-$9.50-$10) which had admirers of its own.
Caccini ($7) attracted some good bets throughout the day and ran on to finish third.
While the winner was one of the more popular runners in terms of money taken, it paled in comparison to what TAB held on Feel The Knight ($3.80-$3.50). The gelding held twice as much as anything else.
BETS: Marokawa $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Caccini $2,500 @ $7
Cuba led throughout to defy the betting drift in the Schweppes Handicap (1400 metres).
TAB had the John Thompson-trained runner down as a $4.60 chance in the morning but the time the race rolled around, $7 was on offer.
Taken straight to the front by Craig Williams, the pair booted clear turning for home and were never headed.
Super Star Bob ($12-$9) ran on to finish second in front of Excelsior ($61).
In what was a very open affair, Eugene’s Pick held the most money in front of Cuba and Super Star Bob.
BETS: Cisco Bay $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Master Ash $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Eugene’s Pick $1,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.40, $1,000 e/w @ $5.50/$2.40
Junipal represented a big liability for TAB in the Shoot Out Mile (1600 metres).
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace runner was easily the most popular horse in terms of money held, going around with nearly three times as much as the equal second elect in the market Dealmaker ($4.80).
Junipal was an $8 chance on Wednesday and punters jumped on early, with $3.80 available this morning, Bottoming out at $3.30, Junipal got back out to $3.70 at the jump.
Mark Zahra timed his run perfectly on the entire who swept up to the leader Greysful Glamour ($23) in the shadows of the post. Master Of Wine ($4.80) got going late for third.
BETS: Junipal $3,500 @ $3.90, $1,500 @ $3.90, $1,000 @ $3.90 TWICE
BETS: Penske $1,000 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7 TWICE
BETS: Dealmaker $2,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.20, $1,030 @ $4.20
The money suggests Funstar would give Libertini a big fright in the Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400 metres) and that’s exactly how it panned out.
TAB sent Funstar out a $3.60 second select behind Libertini ($1.80) after it was $3.80 in the morning. As much as $5 was available on Wednesday.
The Chris Waller-trained runner held 33 percent of the total investment in the race. Settling third in the run, jockey James McDonald threw everything at the filly to get past Libertini which worked outside the leader throughout. The pair hit the line together along with the flashing Probabeel ($15) which split them at the finish.
Libertini was $1.70-$1.80 and held nearly half the market.
BETS: Funstar $3,000 @ $3.60, $2,000 @ $3.60, $1,000 @ $3.60, $4,800 @ $3.50
BETS: Libertini $3,000 @ $1.80, $2,600 @ $1.80, $2,500 @ $1.80, $2,000 @ $1.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
Kolding was a little soft in the market but still managed to finish best to upset the big mover in the Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400 metres).
He began the day as a $5 chance and went out to $6.50 at the finish as the big money went on Cascadian, Star Of The Seas and Avantage.
Kolding came with a big run down the centre of the track with Glen Boss in the saddle and looked as though it was going to finish second best to the money horse Fierce Impact ($19-10), however, he lunged again on the line to claim the prize.
Desert Lord ($5-$6.50-$6) held on for third after leading from Cascadian ($4), which held nearly twice as much money as Star Of The Seas ($6).
BETS: Cascadian $5,000 @ $4, $2,000 @ $4
BETS: Kolding $1,500 @ $6.50
BETS: Desert Lord $2,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Avantage $1,300 @ $7
Punters had the Bowerman Office Furniture Shorts (1100 metres) spot on with Pierata and Classique Legend fighting out a great finish.
Pierata was backed from $2.90 into as low as $2.40 before starting at $2.70 and held more money than his four rivals.
The late money was for Classique Legend which firmed from $4-$3.20 and as a result, Redzel went $3.10-$4.
In a great finish, Pierata swept up to hit the lead inside the 200 metre mark which Classique Legend diving through a gap late to see the pair finish one-two.
Redzel, which led, held third just in front of Graff ($11-$8.50) which saw some good late money.
BETS: Pierata $6,750 @ $2.50, $2,500 @ $2.50, $7,500 @ $2.40, $2,550 @ $2.40
BETS: Classique Legend $1,000 @ $3.90, $1,000 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.30 TWICE
BETS: Redzel $12,500 @ $4
Avilius landed big bets and was a massive loser for TAB in the Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600 metres).
Going around as a very popular $3 favourite, Avilius held over half the money in the market and was four times as popular as the next best supported which was Verry Elleegant ($6-$6.50).
The James Cummings-trained runner flashed home to run past Dreamforce ($4.60-$4.40), which had hit the front halfway down the straight, with Happy Clapper ($6-$5.50).
Samadoubt, which led and faded out of it, had good backing at the $8.50 mark.
BETS: Avilius $4,500 @ $3.10, $4,000 @ $3.10, $3,000 @ $3
BETS: Dreamforce $2,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Samadoubt $3,000 @ $8
BETS: Verry Elleegant $4,000 @ $6.50, $2,500 e/w @ $6.50/$2
Finche proved too strong in The Agency Real Estate Kingston Town Stakes (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner tracked the speed set by Stampede throughout before coming with a big run on straightening. Finche ($7.50-$11) got there in time to beat Stampede ($9-$18), which almost defied the drift, and Carzoff ($51) with notable mover Grey Lion ($41-$14) rattling home for fourth.
Most of the attention here was with Supernova ($4.80-$5-$3.90) and Come Play With Me ($4-$3.70) who between them held 60 percent of the market.
BETS: Finche $1,200 x $600 e/w @ $11/$3.30, $2,000 @ $8
BETS: Supernova $3,500 e/w @ $5/$2, $1,000 e/w @ $4.60/$2, $2,000 @ $3.90
Punters were going ‘two out’ in the final event on the card – Greyworm and Roheryn.
Greyworm ($4.40-$3.40) held the most money while Roheryn ($5-$4.40-$4.60) had admirers once more. Between them they held 63 percent of the total investment.
It was left to Sweet Scandal ($17-$23) though to cause the upset, arriving in the nick of time to beat Improvement ($6-$10) and Greyworm with Prime Candidate ($4.80) close up.
BETS: Roheryn $3,000 @ $4.60, $10,000 @ $4.40, $5,000 @ $4.40, $3,000 @ $4.40, $5,000 @ $4.20
BETS: Greyworm $20,000 @ $3.50, $3,000 @ $3.40
A good betting move came off in the Grassroots Sports Club for Mirabel Handicap (1800 metres).
Shared Ambition was $4.60 in the morning but had been well tried throughout the day, eventually jumping a $3.40 favourite.
Settling at the tail of the six-horse field, Teo Nugent issued his challenge on the final bend and the Chris Waller runner swept past his rivals.
Firstclass Dreamer, which had been $3.40 fav in the morning, got out to $4 at the jump and finished second in front of Aristocratic Miss ($5.50).
Shared Ambition was responsible for 35 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Shared Ambition $1,300 @ $4, $3,000 @ $3.50, $1,764 @ $3.40
BETS: Heir To The Throne $1,250 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.60 MULTIPLE TIMES
Skiddaw was pretty solid in the market for the 4cyte for Living Legends Handicap (1600 metres).
It hovered around the $6-$7 mark throughout betting but didn’t attracted a great deal of interest, with most of the money going on Long Jack ($3.30) and The Lifeline.
Skiddaw came with a well-timed run under Ben Melham to nail The Lifeline ($4.40) near the post with the runner-up having led for most of the trip. Level Lass ($15) filled the minor end of the prize.
BETS: Reckoning $5,000 @ $8
Garner ($5) arrived in time to land several big bets in the Punters.com.au Living Legends Plate (1000 metres).
The son of Barbados had attracted good money throughout the day with one of the standout bets of the day giving one TAB customer a $25,000 return.
Leaving it late, Garner rattled home under Dwayne Dunn to nail Sartorial Splendor ($10-$7.50), which led, right on the line. Lucifer’s Reward ($21) grabbed the minor end of the prize.
Garner had been $7.50 in the morning and was the second best supported runner in the race. I Am Immortal, despite drifting from $3.10 out to $3.80, was easily the most popular and held 40 percent of the money. Lesage ($6-$9) drifted, Maktabba ($6) was solid and Meteorite ($10-$7.50) firmed.
BETS: Garner $5,000 @ $5
BETS: I Am Immortal $3,000 @ $3.80, $1,600 @ $3.70, $2,750 @ $3.60
Haut Brion Her proved costly for favourite backers in the Fight Cancer Foundation Handicap (1400 metres).
Chris Waller’s rep was responsible for nearly 40 percent of all money on the race and hovered around the $2.60-$2.80 mark for most of the afternoon.
Despite leading them for most of the trip, she couldn’t hold off Fabric ($9) which raced outside her and was a little too strong.
One More Try ($81) added plenty of spice to the trifecta.
Mystery Love, $5.50-$7, had solid backing but was never in the hunt.
BETS: Fabric $2,000 x $3,000 e/w @ $9.50/$2.70
BETS: Haut Brion Her $5,000 @ $2.90, $3,300 @ $2.80, $3,000 @ $3.80, $2,000 @ $2.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
Favourite backers and multi players were sent packing after Pippie was a costly failure in the fifth event of the day.
Backed from $2 in the morning into $1.95 at the jump, Pippie was one of the best backed runners across the country and accounted for over 70 percent of the total investment.
Finding the front, Pippie was a spent force rounding the bend with Manicure racing away to score at double figures.
The Godolphin-trained winner was ridden by Rachel King and was popular with eachway punters. It started at $12 on TAB Fixed Odds.
Angelic Ruler ($18) and Dawn Dawn ($23) filled the minors.
BETS: Manicure $5,000 @ $10
BETS: Pippie $5,000 @ $2, $2,000 @ $2, $2,000 @ $1.95 MULTIPLE TIMES,$8,500 @ $1.90, $4,760 @ $1.90
Begood Toya Mother did the right thing by favourite backers in the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400 metres).
Sent out a $3.10 favourite at TAB, Begood Toya Mother was easily the best tried in the race and held 35 percent of the money in the race and held more than half of what the next best backed runner (Amphitrite) did.
Declan Bates took the gelding to the front before tracking mover Iconoclasm ($16-$9). Putting paid to that runner on the bend, the Dan Bowman-trained galloper then booted for home and held of Age Of Chivalry ($10-$13) and Widgee Turf ($13) safely.
It was Bates’ first Group One success and punters were cheering after the pair landed several large investments and multis.
BETS: Begood Toya Mother $10,000 @ $3.10, $2,555 @ $3, $1,250 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3, $1,250 @ $2.80
In what was a very open betting affair, I Am Eloquent took honours in the Aquis Jim Moloney Stakes for Pinchapoo (1400 metres).
Getting up at $34, there wasn’t a great of action for the Busuttin & Young runner which went around as one of the least popular horses in terms of money taken.
The Stephen Baster-ridden runner beat Excused ($10-$9) and Deserved ($15). Beauty Bolt ($6.50) and Kooweerup ($5) were the two most popular in terms of money held. Affair To Remember ($17-$11) was a notable firm.
BETS: Kooweerup $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Affair to Remember $2,000 e/w @ $11/$3.60
BETS: Excused $2,000 @ $9
William Thomas landed some big bets in the final event on the card over 1100 metres.
The John Price-trained runner was pretty solid in betting and opened the day at $8.50, bottomed out at $7.50 before getting back out to $8 at the start of the race.
Following the rails all-the-way, Dwayne Dunn kept his cool and the gelding did the rest as he swept to the lead inside the final stages to score an effortless win.
Lyre ($5) and Inn Keeper ($26-$11) filled the minors. Of the others, Plague Stone ($3.70-$4) was the well-tried favourite and was most popular in front of Lyre with a big gap back to William Thomas in third.
BETS: William Thomas $2,500 e/w @ $8/$2.50, $7,000 @ $8
BETS: Lyre $8,000 x $9,000 e/w @ $5/$1.90