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.
Pippie $51-$15 (after winning Oakleigh Plate @ Caulfield)
Brandenburg $15-$9 (after winning Hobartville @ Rosehill)
Farnan $51-$9 (after winning Silver Slipper Stakes @ Rosehill)
Tagaloa $51-$11 (after winning Blue Diamond Stakes)
Super Seth $9-$6
Streets Of Avalon $26-$17 (after winning Futurity Stakes @ Caulfield)
Brandenburg $15-$9 (after winning Hobartville @ Rosehill)
Super Seth $15-$11
Two Big Fari $51-$26 (after winning TAB Highway @ Rosehill)
Skycall $51-$26 (after winning Albury Country Championships Qualifier)
Adelaide Ace $26-$15 (after winning Autumn Classic @ Caulfield)
Master Of Wine $8-$6 fav (after winning r8 @ Rosehill)
Splintex did all the work in the run but proved superior in the Able Doors Spark Of Life Handicap (1100 metres).
Ridden a treat by Robbie Dolan, Spintex ($4.80-$7) was mainly ignored by punters as they focused mainly on the Godolphin army of Acumen, Deference, Camp Rifle and Screenager.
Chris Waller’s lone rep Willowheart ($5-$4.60) held the most money while Splintex was the least popular of the six runners.
BETS: Willowheart $1,000 @ $4.60 TWICE
BETS: Deference $1,000 @ $5
Two Big Fari fought on strongly in the straight to take out the TAB Highway Handicap (1400 metres) after doing all the work outside the leader.
Hovering around the $4.60-$4.80 mark for most of the day, the Todd Howlett runner kicked back midway down the running when strongly challenged by Schappose ($41-$26). The big firmer Boom Gate ($13-$8) ran on to get third.
The most popular runner in the race was Mr Wong ($2.70-$3.10) which was blocked for a run at a key stage but still managed to finish fourth.
BETS: Two Big Fari $1,750 @ $4.60
BETS: Mr Wong $1,600 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3 TWICE
Favourite backers were sent packing after Cellsabeel was unplaced in the Inglis Silver Slipper Stakes (1100 metres).
The market was spot on as Cellsabeel went from $1.60 in the morning out to $1.95 at the jump, drifting despite holding the lion’s share of the total investment.
It was left to Farnan ($11-$8) to lead the chasing pack up to the frontrunner Every Rose and despite that, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained colt powered away from his rivals.
Global Quest ($7-$7.50) and North Pacific ($8.50-$11-$7.50) filled the minors.
BETS: Farnan $600 @ $8, $500 @ $8
BETS: Cellsabeel $1,000 @ $1.95 MULTIPLE TIME,S $16,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.90 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,500 @ $1.85
Late money for Savatiano was spot on in the TAB Millie Fox Stakes (1300 metres).
The James Cummings-trained runner was $2.20-$2-$2.05 in the final half hour of betting. She held slightly more money at the jump than White Moss ($3.40-$4.20) which drifted late as the money came for the favourite.
Invincible Gem ($6.50) carried some good eachway money while the move for Miss Fabulass, which began earlier in the week when $16 was available, fizzled out to day and saw her go from $8-$11.
BETS: Savatiano $2,000 @ $2.15, $2,727 @ $2.10, $1,500 @ $2.10, $1,428 @ $2.10, $2,000 @ $2.05, $2,000 @ $2
BETS: Invincible Gem $5,000 @ $6.50
Mustajeer landed a number of handy eachway bets when he took out the Parramatta Cup (1900 metres).
The Kris Lees runner had been $11 when markets first opened on Wednesday, however, today he was hovering around the $6-$7 mark before jumping at the latter quote.
Hugh Bowman timed his run perfectly on the son of Medicean, sweeping to the front midway down the stretch before holding off the finishing burst of Eastender ($16-$19).
Red Cardinal ($6-$11) finished a distant third after coming from last.
Bradenburg saluted at huge odds in the Arrowfield Hobartville Stakes (1400 metres), taking care of a huge number of Quaddie tickets in the process.
Microphone ($3-$2.25) went around as one of the best backed runners all day, holding 63 percent of the total investment.
Brandenburg was $23-$41 and despite not being wanted by TAB punters, proved too tough for Microphone after doing a stack of work in the run.
Reloaded ($13) had the run behind Microphone but couldn’t capitalise but pipped that horse out for second spot.
BETS: Brandenburg $650 @ $41, $1,000 @ $7 PLACE
BETS: Microphone $1,000 @ $2.40, $1,200 @ $2.25, $1,000 @ $2.25 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Kubrick $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Warning $500 x $1,000 e/w @ $19/$4.20
One of the best moves all day paid off in the running of the Advanced Readymix Handicap (1400 metres).
Master Of Wine was double figures at the start of the day and by the time the race came around, just $5.50 was available. Astute punters were able to secure as much as $10 at 8am.
Enjoying a good run just off the speed, jockey Tommy Berry peeled out at the top of the straight and the gelding did the rest, powering to the front and racing away for an impressive win over Aliferous ($17) and Wolfe ($13).
Of the others, Ken’s Dream ($5.50-$3.80) was arguably the most confidently backed runner in the event.
BETS: Master Of Wine $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Ken’s Dream $3,000 @ $3.70
Positive Peace was another horse to defy the betting drift when saluting in the Sharp Extensive IT Handicap (1400 metres).
The mare was $3.40 out to $4.80 despite going around as the second best supported runner in the race.
Subpoenaed ($3.60) held nearly twice as much as the winner and was a clear top pick with punters looking to ‘get out’. She flashed home from last but simply ran out of time.
Asiago ($9) was the other one carrying some big investments with very little separating it and Positive Peace in terms of the hold.
BETS: Positive Peace $1,000 @ $4.60, $2,389 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $3.90
BETS: Subpoenaed $1,153 @ $3.60, $3,000 @ $3.50, $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,500 @ $3.40
BETS: Asiago $5,000 @ $9
Aktau defied the betting drift to land the money in the Keno Classic Handicap (2000 metres).
The Michael Moroney-trained runner blew from $2.70 out to $3.70 at the jump as the rush of money came for the favourite, Just Benjamin ($2.25-$2.40).
Jockey Jye McNeil had the gelding behind the leader Inverloch ($19) with the pair coming around its heels on the bend, overpowering the six-year-old in the shadows of the post.
Future Score ($7.50) ran on through the inside lanes to grab third.
Just Benjamin, which attracted over half the money, endured a tough trip and was fourth.
Of the others, there were moves for Beau Balmain ($17-$12) and No Commitment ($23-$13) at a price.
BETS: Just Benjamin $2,000 @ $2.40, $1,500 @ $2.40, $3,500 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.30, $1,200 @ $2.25
BETS: Aktau $1,200 @ $3.70, $1,000 e/w @ $3.70/$1.50, $1,000 @ $3.60, $1,000 x $3,000 e/w @ $3.60/$1.50
Adelaide Ace landed big bets when leading throughout in the Heritage Finance Autumn Classic (1800 metres).
The son of Savabeel held 58 percent of the total investment and was more than three times as popular as second pick in the market, Miami Bound ($2.60-$3.50) who it took favouritism off.
Nonconformist ($8 on Wednesday and $5.50 today), was third best supported.
BETS: Adelaide Ace $1,000 @ $2.50 TWICE, $4,000 @ $2.40, $2,100 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $2.40, $1,360 @ $2.40, $1,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES
He’ll Haunt Us ($10-$11-$9) was specked at the eachway odds in the Zedative Stakes (1200 metres).
Sticking to the rails for the majority of the trip, Damien Oliver rode for luck and got it as the leader Sansom ($8) came off slightly and the pair were good enough to arrive in time to score.
Spend ($5-$6) wound up third after racing outside the leader with the very popular Pandemic ($2.15-$2.40) coming the widest and just missing out on the placing in a tight finish.
Pandemic was responsible for well over half the total investment.
BETS: He’ll Haunt Us $500 @ $11 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $10, $1,500 @ $10
BETS: Spend $1,000 @ $6, $2,125 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: Pandemic $3,000 @ $2.30, $2,500 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.30 TWICE, $1,500 @ $2.30
BETS: Express Pass $1,200 @ $6.50
Tim Clark took the bull by the horns in the Premier Signs Mannerism Stakes (1400 metres).
Shooting Greysful Glamour straight to the front, he rated the Mark Newnham-trained runner to perfection as the pair booted clear at the top of the straight, landing a nice move in the process.
TAB Fixed Odds had her at $21 on Wednesday when markets opened and today saw her fluctuate from $10-$11-$9.50 late.
Spanish Reef ($4.40-$4.80) was the most popular runner while Aristia ($5) had her usual admirers as did News Girl ($4.80).
BETS: Greysful Glamour $500 @ $11, $500 e/w @ $10/$2.80, $700 x $300 e/w @ $9.50/$2.70
BETS: Spanish Reef $1,000 @ $4.60 TWICE, $1,000 @ $4.40 TWICE
BETS: Neighbourhood $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.90
The long range move for Streets Of Avalon paid off in the Group One PFD Food Services Futurity Stakes (1400 metres).
Opening the day at $17 on TAB Fixed Odds, consistent support throughout the day saw it firm into $9.50 at the jump.
Super Seth jumped a $2.70 favourite while Melody Belle was a big drift, going $3.10 out to $4.20.
Kolding ($3.20-$4.20) was another which was a drifter.
BETS: Super Seth $5,000 @ $2.70, $4,500 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70
BETS: Kolding $3,000 @ $4
Tagaloa was a drifter in betting when it came to the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200 metres).
Michael Walker weaved a passage through along the inside, bursting through on Tagaloa ($18-$26) to hit the front midway down the straight and hold off all challengers to score.
Hanseatic ($2.50-$2.90-$2.60) was a drifter for most of the day before a late rally saw it firm. It was responsible for 40 percent of the money since the barrier draw earlier in the week.
Letzbeglam ($6.50-$5.50-$6) had strong backing along with Rulership ($7) and those two were the best tried outside the fav.
BETS: Tagaloa $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $17/$4.20, $500 e/w @ $17/$4.20
BETS: Hanseatic $7,000 @ $2.70, $5,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70, $10,000 @ $1.40 PLACE
BETS: Letzbeglam $5,000 @ $6, $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Rulership $2,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Muntaseera $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Rathlin $1,000 @ $23
Despite attracting some good money throughout the day, Pippie was a drifter for the running of the Oakleigh Plate (1100 metres).
It started the day at $8.50 on the third line of betting behind Bivouac and Anaheed, with the trio the only runners in single figures.
Getting out to $11 at the jump, the mare was rated perfectly by Linda Meech with the pair leading throughout and defying a betting drift. Meech became the first female to ride an Oakleigh Plate winner.
The big disappointment was bivouac ($2.80-$2.40) which went around as one of the most popular horses all day and held approximately eight times more money than the winner.
BETS: Bivouac $5,000 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.60 TWICE, $2,000 @ $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.40, $1,500 @ $2.40, $1,000 @ $2.40
BETS: Trope $1,600 @ $19
BETS: Pippie $1,000 @ $11
BETS: Anaheed $1,000 @ $6.50
All honours were with Miss Siska in the final event on the card – the Carlton Draught Peter Young Stakes (1800 metres).
The Grahame Begg-trained mare sat outside the well fancied Odeon ($19-$11) and overpowered him on straight before holding off the finishing burst of Kings Will Dream to score.
Miss Siska began the day at $4.40 and was pretty solid throughout the day, going around at $4.20 and holding a touch less than Kings Will Dream ($2.50-$3.10) and Regal Power ($3.40-$4-$3.90).
BETS: Miss Siska $1,000 @ $4.40, $2,200 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4.20
BETS: Odeon $3,000 @ $12, $1,000 @ $12
BETS: Regal Power $1,000 @ $4