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.
Holyfield $51-$15 (after winning r2 @ Rosehill)
I Am Swerving and Return With Honour $15-$26
Cascadian $26-$15 (after winning Doncaster Prelude @ Rosehill)
Te Akau Shark $4-$4.50
Danon Premium $4.50-$5
Verry Elleegant $9-$6 (after winning Tancred Stakes @ Rosehill)
Quick Thinker $15-$11 (after winning Tulloch Stakes @ Rosehill)
Zebrowski stays $26
Pride Of Adelaide $26-$101
Shout The Bar $26-$4.50 (after winning Vinery Stud @ Rosehill)
Fascino and Missile Mantra $15-$26
Southern France $11-$15
Holyfield $15-$11 (after winning r2 @ Rosehill)
Funstar $4.50 fav (unmoved)
Sweet Deal $11-$15
Positive Peace $26-$15 (after winning Emancipation Stakes @ Rosehill)
Verry Elleegant $51-$15 (after winning Tancred Stakes @ Rosehill)
Royal Celebration was too strong despite enduring a tough trip in the Ranvet Handicap (1400 metres).
Going around as the most popular runner in the race, Royal Celebration did drift late after being $2.80 in the morning. It eventually jumped a $3.50 favourite.
Sam Clipperton didn’t panic aboard the Ron Quinton runner who was wide the entire race, hitting the lead midway down the straight and holding off Hangar ($9.50), which raced behind the leader, and Insensata ($14-$21-$15) which rattled home along the fence.
BETS: Royal Celebration $4,000 @ $3.50, $3,000 @ $3.50, $2,500 @ $3.50, $1,000 @ $3.50 TWICE, $2,100 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3
BETS: Sausedge $1,000 e/w @ $5/$1.80, $1,250 @ $4
BETS: Surrey Thunder $1,500 @ $8, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Top Prospect $1,000 e/w @ $5.50/$1.90
One of the more popular runners in the race was Holyfield.
Tom Marquand put the colt into the race and proved too tough for his rivals despite absorbing a stack of pressure in the lead, landing a nice move ($9.50-$8) in the process.
Holyfield was the third most popular runner in the race behind Time Is Precious ($6.50-$5.50) and I Am Swerving ($5).
Untamed ($16) ran on strong for second while Time Is Precious filled the minor end of the prize.
Of the others, Return With Honour ($5) went around with some big investments also.
BETS: Time Is Precious $1,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5, $1,200 @ $5
BETS: I Am Swerving $1,000 e/w @ $4.80/$1.95
BETS: Return With Honour $1,000 @ $5
The majority of the money in the TAB Tulloch Stakes (2000 metres) was with Quick Thinker so many punters were on good terms with themselves.
Quick Thinker, out of the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman yard, went around with 41 percent of the total investment.
Settling just off the leaders, jockey James McDonald issued his challenge four-wide on the bend with the pair hitting the front soon after and holding their rivals comfortably.
Zebrowski ($4.20-$3.80-$4) was best tried outside the winner and ran on fairly for second after tracking up behind Quick Thinker. Diasonic ($14) wound up third.
Of the rest, Pride Of Adelaide ($6) carried some big bets but was a spent force on the turn after dictating terms.
BETS: Quick Thinker $2,000 @ $2.70, $1,899 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.70, $1,500 @ $2.60
BETS: Zebrowski $4,000 @ $4
BETS: Pride Of Adelaide $5,000 @ $6
Night’s Watch was a significant drifter for the running of the Iron Jack Neville Sellwood (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner began the day as a $3.90 chance but blew out to $7 at the jump.
Benefiting from a strong tempo, James McDonald stuck to the inside lanes to win a thrilling three-way finish over Aliferous ($6.50-$7) and Shadow Flight ($34-$16).
House of Cartier, which ran a good fourth after doing plenty of work, was a big firmer. She went $16-$8.50.
Maid Of Ore was easily best tried after going $6.50-$4.20 while Life Less Ordinary ($2.25-$3.40) continued to drift all day.
BETS: Life Less Ordinary $1,000 @ $3.40, $3,025 @ $3.30, $1,000 @ $3.30 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $2.90
BETS: Maid Of Ore $2,000 e/w @ $4.20/$1.65 TWICE, $2,500 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4.20
BETS: Aliferous $1,000 @ $6.50
The E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes (1200 metres) was dominated from a betting perspective by the Godolphin runners.
Kementari ($5.50-$4.80-$5) was easily the best backed runner in the race and held 33 percent of the total investment while Manicure ($7-$5.50-$7) was carrying a number of big bets.
Outside the pair, Handle The Truth ($7.50) carried a number of bets and was actually most popular outside Kementari.
Vegadaze ($11-$12) was tough to the line with Tom Marquand getting everything out of the Anthony Cummings runner to hold off the finish of Manicure. Kementari wound up third in his return to racing.
Villami went around as $3.70 favourite.
BETS: Manicure $2,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.50, $5,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7, $6,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Kementari $2,000 @ $5, $1,600 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Villami $2,000 @ $3.70, $1,400 @ $3.40, $1,305 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.30
One of the best backed runners all day landed the cash and a number of multis after the running of the Group One KIA Tancred Stakes (2400 metres).
Verry Elleegant was responsible for 53 percent of the total investment and was more than three times as popular as Avilius ($4.80-$5.50), which was best supported outside the winner.
Sprinting sharply on straightening after being near the tail throughout, Verry Elleegant burst to the lead and raced away for a big win over Mustajeer ($9-$7) and Avilius.
BETS: Verry Elleegant $1,500 @ $2.20, $1,000 @ $2.15 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,300 @ $2, $1,400 @ $2, $1,000 @ $2 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Avilius $6,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Mustajeer $1,000 @ $8, $5,000 @ $7
Shout The Bar led throughout to cause a minor upset in the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000 metres).
Rated a treat by Adam Hyeronimus who secured his first Group One, Shout The Bar ($19-$15-$16) had its fair share of admirers at the eachway odds and was brave.
Probabeel ($4.40-$4.60) flashed home for second in front of Nudge ($26) which stuck to the inside lanes to grab third.
Most of the money and countless multis were banking on Funstar ($1.75) which went around with nearly half the money. She was more than three times as popular as anything else in the race.
BETS: Shout The Bar $500 @ $19
BETS: Funstar $2,500 @ $1.70, $2,000 @ $1.70, $1,500 @ $1.70, $1,450 @ $1.70
A solid move for Positive Peace ($10-$7.50) came off in the running of the Jim Beam Emancipation Stakes (1500 metres).
The Bjorn Baker runner had strong support all week and that continued into today, being backed in from double figures and going around as the fourth best supported runner.
Pohutukawa ($4.80-$7.50), as always, was heavily supported as always while Sweet Deal ($3.30) held the most money. Amangiri ($8) was the other one there was a fair bit of confidence about.
Positive Peace made it five straight wins after racing on the speed throughout, Timmy Clark getting the best out of her to beat Noire ($16-$11) and Amangiri.
BETS: Sweet Deal $1,000 @ $3.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $3.30, $4,500 @ $3.20, $2,000 @ $3.10, $8,000 @ $1.65 PLACE
BETS: Positive Peace $1,000 @ $8.50 TWICE, $1,000 @ $8
BETS: Pohutukawa $2,000 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Amangiri $10,650 @ $7
Cascadian finally repaid the faithful by taking out the Chandon Doncaster Prelude (1500 metres).
The Godolphin runner opened the day at $5.50 and got out to as much as $7 before starting a $6.50 shot.
Finishing best under the urgings of ‘The J Mac’, Cascadian arrived in time to beat Mask Of Time ($18) who had taken the shortcuts home. Gaulois ($8.50), a stablemate of the winner, was back in third.
The disappointment was Star Of The Seas ($4) which went around as a heavily tried commodity and was responsible for nearly 40 percent of the market.
Dealmaker ($8.50) was the other horse to have attracted big money.
BETS: Cascadian $1,000 e/w @ $5.50/$2.20
BETS: Dealmaker $4,000 @ $8, $1,000 e/w @ $8/$2.70, $3,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Star Of The Seas $4,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $4, $1,400 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Gaulois $1,000 @ $9.50
Punters were reeling in the opener when the heavily tried favourite Grand Promenade ($2.15) could only managed fourth.
The Ala ‘Simmo’ Simpson Tribute (2400 metres) was dominated by the Maher & Eustace runner from a betting perspective, going around with nearly 75 percent of the total investment.
Making a sustained run from the back of the field, the fav couldn’t make up the ground on Budd Fox ($4.40-$6.50) which raced much closer to the action.
The Jess Eaton-ridden galloper was the second most popular in terms of money, however, Budd Fox only held a tenth of the support that the favourite did.
BETS: Budd Fox $1,000 e/w @ $6/$1.95, $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Grand Promenade $1,000 @ $2.30, $1,500 e/w @ $2.20/$1.26, $2,000 @ $2.15, $5,000 @ $2.10, $1,900 @ $2.10
In a fairly open betting affair it was Beautiful Flyer that just held on to take out the second event on the card.
Brad Rawiller threw everything at the daughter of Solo Flyer in holding off Arctic Shock ($14) and Midas Prince ($81).
Villa Sarchi, which flew home from near last for fourth, was the big mover on the day. At 9am, he was $11 and bottomed out at $7 before starting an $8 chance.
Write Your Name held the most money and was twice as popular as anything else in the event.
BETS: Turn The Tide $1,500 @ $6.50
BETS: Villa Sarchi $1,000 @ $8
Coruscate proved successful in the Underground Cabling System BM84 Handicap (1100 metres).
Despite tracking wide for a good portion of the race, Coruscate (8-$7.50) got the money for his admirers and was one of the better supported gallopers in the event.
Only Redcore ($9-$7) and Simply Optimistic ($5-$7) held more than the winner.
Grandview Avenue ($9-$7.50) had admirers at eachway odds and was one of few firmers in the event.
BETS: Coruscate $1,500 e/w @ $7/$2.60
BETS: Simply Optimistic $4,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Redcore $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Terbium $1,400 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Grandview Avenue $1,450 e/w @ $7.50/$2.60
BETS: Reward With Return $1,500 @ $51
The well supported debutante Swats That swept to victory over the concluding stages in the Smartline Bendigo Vobis Gold Rush (1000 metres).
Very solid at the $6.50 for most of the day, Swats That was given a great run by John Allen before issuing a strong challenge down the straight, overhauling Bella Nipotina ($7) late after it was four-wide the trip.
Masseuse ($6.50) was a fair way back in third.
River Night ($5-$4-$4.40) was easily the most popular runner in terms of money held, going around with double the amount compared to the next best supported which was Masseuse.
BETS: Swats That $300 x $1,500 e/w @ $6/$2.20
BETS: River Night $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Strad $1,000 e/w @ $18/$4.40
BETS: Masseuse $1,500 @ $6, $1,000 @ $6
Skiddaw attracted some late interest which proved to be spot on for the running of the URMG Security 3YO Handicap (2200 metres).
The Danny O’Brien-trained runner was $5.50-$4.60 late, however, just before the jump got back out to $5.
Carrying a number of good investments, jockey Damian Lane was three-wide for a good portion of the trip on the son of Hinchinbrook but still proved too strong at the finish.
Adelaide Ace ($3.10), which led and weakened, went around with more than double the amount of money than the winner, which was second best supported along with Royal Crown ($5).
BETS: Skiddaw $1,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: Hey Mighty $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Royal Crown $5,000 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Adelaide Ace $1,000 @ $3.10
BETS: Belix $1,000 e/w @ $13/$3.40
Riddle Me That arrived in time to land the prize in the Jayco Bendigo Guineas (1400 metres).
Going around as one of the more popular runners, with only Spend ($4.80-$4) holding more, Riddle Me That ($5-$4.20) arrived in time thanks to a gem of a ride by Daniel Stackhouse to knock off Score ($11) which kept fighting along the inside after trailing the leader.
Zousonic ($34) added plenty of spice to the exotics just in front of the favourite Spend.
Of the others, Vegas Jewel ($11-$12-$7.50) was a notable firmer throughout the day.
BETS: Riddle Me That $1,000 @ $4.20
Hellova Street led throughout at decent odds to take out the Golden Mile (1600 metres) at Bendigo.
The Patrick Payne-trained runner went $13-$18 on the day and although attracting some interest at the eachway odds, was largely ignored in preference for several other horses.
Michael Dee rated the nine-year-old a treat to knock off Iconoclasm ($19-$12) which was tried at a price, with Admirals Joker ($6) winding up in third.
Princess Jenni ($4.20-$4.60) held the most money in front of So Si Bon ($6).
BETS: Admirals Joker $2,200 @ $5
BETS: Iconoclasm $2,000 @ $12
BETS: Odeon $1,000 e/w @ $8/$2.70
BETS: Gold Fields $2,000 e/w @ $17/$4.60
BETS: Princess Jenni $2,200 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.60
It was the short way home for most TAB customers with Big Night Out saluting in the Mitchelton Winery BM90 Handicap (1400 metres).
Starting the day as a $2.40 favourite, sheer weight of money saw it bottom out at even money before he started $2.15.
The John Sadler runner was nearly four times as popular as anything else including second pick Jumbo Ozaki ($4).
Michael Dee weaved his way through the field to score handsomely in the end over Jumbo Ozaki, which was wide throughout, and Reserve Street ($41).
BETS: Big Night Out $2,500 @ $2.15 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.15 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $2.15 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $2 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $2