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.
Brutal $26-$9 (after winning Premiere Stakes @ Randwick)
Osborne Bulls $9-$15
Classique Legend $7-$8
Santa Ana Lane $6-$5 eq fav
Sunlight $11-$9 (after winning Gilgai Stakes at Flemington)
Verry Elleegant $26-$15 (after winning Hill Stakes @ Randwick)
Mr Quickie $8-$11
Vow And Declare $26-$15
Kings Will Dream $51-$15 (after winning TAB Turnbull Stakes @ Flemington)
Surprise Baby $51-$26 (after winning Lexus Bart Cummings @ Flemington)
Warning $51-$11 (after winning Super Impose Stakes @ Flemington)
Independent Road $26-$11
Adelaide Ace $11-$15
Verry Elleegant $51-$26 (after winning Hill Stakes @ Randwick)
Te Akau Shark $26-$15
Kings Will Dream $26-$15 (after winning TAB Turnbull Stakes @ Flemington)
Mystic Journey $5-$6
Mr Quickie $11-$26
Brutal $6-$4 (after winning Premiere Stakes)
Classique Legend $4.50-$5
Haut Brion Her $51-$26 (after winning Blazer Stakes @ Flemington)
Kolding $15-$8 (after winning TAB Epsom @ Randwick)
Miami Bound $7 equal fav with Probabeel
Moonlight Maid $51-$15 (after winning TAB Edward Manifold @ Flemington)
Verry Elleegant $51-$26 (after winning Hill Stakes @ Randwick)
Finche $13-$11 fav (then displaced for favouritism by Surprise Baby)
Kings Will Dream $101-$26 (after winning TAB Turnbull Stakes @ Flemington)
Surprise Baby $18-$9 favourite (after winning Lexus Bart Cummings @ Flemington)
Sunlight $15-$11 (after winning Gilgai Stakes @ Flemington)
Global Quest $51-$17 (after winning Breeders Plate @ Randwick)
Every Rose $26-$21 (after winning Gimcrack Stakes @ Randwick)
Every Rose defied the betting drift to win brilliantly in the Kenneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000 metres).
Opening the day at $2.70, Every Rose blew out to $4.80 at the start and lost favouritism to Stellar Pauline ($4.40).
Jumping out of the gates fast and taken straight to the front by Josh Parr, Every Rose led and booted clear to easily defeat Stellar Pauline which ran on nice at the finish in front of Ticket To Ride ($6-$8).
The Mark Newnham-trained winner was the most popular runner in terms of money held despite the drift.
Of the others there were moves for Shahi ($41-$26), In Flanders ($12-$9) and Fall On A Star.
BETS: Fall On A Star $1,700 @ $5
BETS: Every Rose $1,000 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Stellar Pauline $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Rose Sauvage $1,000 @ $12
Global Quest landed some nice bets in taking out the Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate (1000 metres).
The son of More Than Ready was $4.60-$5.50 on the day, however, attracted good support and was the second best supported runner outside the favourite Beyliks.
Bursting through a gap midway down the straight after James McDonald found clear running, the Chris Waller runner raced away to beat Postcode ($5.50-$7) and Beyliks ($3.50).
Godolphin runner Beyliks started as favourite and held a tick over half the total investment. Of the rest, Belieber ($4.40-$5.50) had admirers too.
BETS: Global Quest $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Beyliks $5,000 @ $3.50, $1,500 @ $3.50 TWICE
BETS: Nitrous $1,500 @ $6
Dealmaker was the punters’ pal in the Gow Gates Handicap (1600 metres).
The gelding gave Chris Waller and James McDonald a running double after he saluted as a heavily backed commodity in this race.
Jumping a very popular $3.50 favourite, Dealmaker held 2.5 times the amount of money than the next best supported runner which was Shock Alert ($5).
Got Unders ($34-$19) and Penske ($7) filled second and third. Greysful Glamour ($4.40-$6) was a drifter and led before fading out of it while Shock Alert raced on speed and ended up near the tail.
BETS: Dealmaker $2,000 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.50 TWICE, $1,500 @ $3.50
BETS: Shock Alert $10,000 @ $1.75 PLACE
Punters willing to take the shorts in the Darley Flight Stakes (1600 metres) were on good terms with themselves after Funstar recorded her first Group One win.
It was Waller and the ‘J Mac’ again with the pair registering a winning treble, with Funstar ($1.85-$1.70) jumping straight to the lead and dictating terms.
Second pick Probabeel ($2.20-$2.40) did all the work outside the winner and battled on to finish second with Foxborough ($31) filling the minor end of the prize.
Funstar held nearly 60 percent of the total investment while the quinella pairing held a whopping 92 percent of the market.
BETS: Funstar $5,000 @ $1.85, $2,700 @ $1.70, $2,050 @ $1.70, $10,000 @ $1.10 PLACE
BETS: Probabeel $10,000 @ $2.40
Money talks all languages and that was the case in the Bisley Workwear Premiere Stakes (1200 metres).
Brutal was the most notable firmer throughout the day and went $6.50-$7-$5 with the firm coming in the final hour of betting.
Doing all the work in the run, Tommy Berry got the best out of the Doncaster winner to beat Home Of The Brave ($34), which led, and favourite Classique Legend ($2.20-$2.10-$2.30).
Classique Legend held the most money but only just as Osborne Bulls ($3-$2.80) carried plenty of investment first-up. The pair were responsible for 78 percent of the hold.
BETS: Brutal $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5
BETS: Classique Legend $20,000 @ $2.20, $4,000 @ $2.10
Verry Elleegant arrived in the nick of time for favourite backers to claim the Hill Stakes (2000 metres).
Chris Waller and James McDonald made it four wins for the day when the top mare, backed from $2.70-$2.30, came with a withering run from the back of the field to claim the leader Samadoubt ($4.20-$5) right on the line.
Life Less Ordinary firmed up throughout the day from $11-$9-$7.50 and wasn’t beaten far in third.
Verry Elleegant went around with more than half the total investment and was four times as popular as the next pick in the market, Angel Of Truth ($4.20).
BETS: Verry Elleegant $3,000 x $10,000 e/w @ $2.90/$1.35 (taken earlier in the week), $4,000 @ $2.30, $2,500 @ $2.30, $2,230 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.30 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,600 @ $2.20
Punters had the TAB Epsom (1600 metres) figured out a long way from home.
Kolding and Te Akau Shark were easily the two most popular horses in terms of money held, accounting for a whopping 44 percent of the market between them.
It was Kolding ($5.50) had the gun run for Glen Boss and hit the front on straightening, with the Chris Waller runner then having to hold off the finishing burst of Te Akau Shark ($5.50) in a sensational finish.
Waller, who nailed his fifth winner of the day, also provided the third placed Star Of The Seas ($13).
Of the others, Rock ($10) and Dreamforce ($7) were next popular in front of Gem Song ($11). Fifty Stars ($31-$15) was a notable firmer as was Nettoyer ($34-$23-$31).
BETS: Kolding $3,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Te Akau Shark $10,500 @ $6
BETS: Dreamforce $2,000 @ $7
BETS: Cascadian $1,000 @ $15, $1,000 @ $13
TAB were taking no chances with Come Play With Me in the Heineken3 Metropolitan (2400 metres).
Hovering around the $8-$9 mark for most of the race, the Chris Waller runner attracted its share of eachway support throughout the afternoon.
Aided by a top ride by Brenton Avdulla, Come Play With Me came with a big run down the straight and kicked hard to beat Gallic Chieftain ($17) which looked set for victory a few hundred metres out.
Sir Charles Road ($31) did it tough but held on to wind up third.
Brimham Rocks was the joint $5.50 favourite after drifting in the morning from $4.60. Stampede shared top billing in the market after coming in for strong support as a $6.50 chance in the morning. TAB offered $13 for it once Final Field betting commenced.
BETS: Come Play With Me $1,500 @ $8.50
BETS: Stampede $1,000 @ $6, $3,500 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,600 @ $5.50
BETS: Brimham Rocks $10,000 @ $6
Signore Fox was a noted drifter but that didn’t stop him from claiming the Snitzel Sprint (1200 metres).
Starting the day as a $4.80 chance, he blew all the way to $8 after being $3.50 favourite when fields were released on Wednesday.
Under the urgings of James McDonald, Signore Fox came with a well-timed run to beat the $4 fav Reelem In Ruby and Outrageous ($7-$9.50).
Roheryn ($7) again attracted big support while Handle The Truth ($6-$4.20) firmed noticeably throughout the day.
BETS: Beau Ideal $3,500 @ $13
BETS: Roheryn $3,360 @ $7
BETS: Outrageous $5,050 @ $9.50
Mildred led throughout to claim a dramatic running of the Darley Maribyrnong Trial (1000 metres).
Betting was thrown upside down thanks to the withdrawal of Deep Speed, the most popular runner by far and away with TAB customers. When it was scratched at the barriers, it held more than double anything else in the race.
Mildred, for Grahame Begg and Jordan Childs, landed some nice wagers after jumping $3.30. Jerele and Boom Daddy filled the minors while the well supported Divine Caprice rounded them out.
BETS: Mildred $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Divine Caprice $1,500 @ $3.80
There was some money about to suggest Rich Itch would run a good race in the Furphy Paris Lane Stakes (1400 metres).
TAB had the gelding as a $10 chance in the morning but $14 was on offer by the time the race jumped.
Dwayne Dunn rode the perfect race on the Shawn Mathrick runner, staying close to the inside lanes before setting out and running down the leader Romancer ($5.50).
Music Bay ($5.50) wound up third in front of Magna Bella ($13-$11) which worked outside the leader.
Violate ($5.50) and Music Bay were the two most popular runners in front of Mr Money Bags ($9-$5.50), Debt Agent ($6-$9.50), Romancer and Fastnet Tempest ($18-$12).
BETS: Rich Itch $500 @ $15
BETS: Violate $5,000 e/w @ $5.50/$2.10
The most notable firmer in the race got the job done in the Antler Luggage Poseidon Stakes (1100 metres).
Taraayef, a $10 chance earlier in the week, was $9.50-$6.50 today and after racing on the speed for most of the trip, proved too strong at the finish.
The Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig runner, under the urgings of Jye McNeil, defeated Hawker Hurricane ($41) which ran a great race in front at big odds. The popular Wayupinthesky, $5.50 on Wednesday, was $2.70-$3.30 today and closed off for third but never looked likely.
Brooklyn Hustle went $5-$3.70 earlier in the week but today got back out to its opening price.
BETS: Wayupinthesky $1,000 @ $3.30 TWICE, $1,500 @ $3.20, $1,250 @ $3.20, $1,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES
The best move in the race came for Haut Brion Her and that paid dividends in the Blazer Stakes (1400 metres).
Another winner on the day for Chris Waller, Haut Brion Her was smashed from $8.50 in the morning into $5.50. Taken straight to the front by Michael Walker, the pair were never headed and booted clear midway down the straight to score an easy win.
Pohutukawa ($9) wound up second while Angelic Ruler ($6-$7) had admirers and was third.
Fidelia, the $3.90 favourite, was well back and ran on fairly but couldn’t make up ground in a leader dominated affair.
BETS: Haut Brion Her $2,000 @ $10 (taken earlier in the week), $1,000 @ $9, $1,000 @ $8.50, $1,500 @ $8, $1,500 @ $6, $1,000 @ $6 TWICE
BETS: Savatiano $2,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5
BETS: Pohutukawa $1,000 @ $9 TWICE
BETS: Spanish Whisper $1,000 @ $8
In a very wide open affair, Warning was one of several horses backed in the Super Impose Stakes (1800 metres).
Warning was $23-$15 on the day and aided by a furious speed, along with a great ride by Martin Harley, the son of Declaration Of War burst through a gap to score in style.
Independent Road ($4.60-$8.50) was a big drifter but still ran a cracker for second while Huntly Castle ($10) filled the minors.
Adelaide Ace ($5.50) had held the most money in front of The Lifeline ($5 fav) while High Torque ($16) and Long Jack ($10) had admirers as did Whispered ($15-$10).
All the big money late in the Gilgai Stakes (1200 metres) was for Sunlight and punters were on the mark.
The Tony & Calvin McEvoy runner went $2.50-$2.25 in the final stages of betting and held more than double what Santa Ana Lane ($2.80-$3.60) did.
Sunlight pinged the barriers and Luke Currie took her to the rails and in front. From there, the pair were never headed as they held on to beat Santa Ana Lane, which was at the back of the pack, and Zoutori ($6.50-$8.50).
Overall, Sunlight was responsible for 55 percent of the money.
BETS: Sunlight $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,750 @ $2.50, $5,000 @ $2.40, $2,400 @ $2.30, $2,250 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.30, $2,285 @ $2.25, $10,000 @ $1.30 PLACE
BETS: Santa Ana Lane $3,000 @ $3.60
Kings Will Dream was backed at the eachway odds in the TAB Turnbull Stakes (2000 metres).
Hovering around the $11-$10 mark for most of the trip, Kings Will Dream finished powerfully after getting into the clear and then had to hold off stablemate Finche ($8-$5-$6) to get the job done.
It was another winner on the day for Chris Waller while it was Jye McNeil’s first Group One.
Hartnell ($10) rounded out the trifecta in front of Vow And Declare ($21-$18).
The favoured pair of Mystic Journey ($2.90-$3.90) and Mr Quickie ($3.20-$3.40) were never in the hunt after being in the second half of the field. They held 60 percent of the market between them.
BETS: Kings Will Dream $750 x $100 e/w @ $11/$3, $500 @ $11, $500 @ $10
BETS: Finche $5,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $5.50, $2,500 @ $5
BETS: Vow And Declare $$3,000 x $4,000 e/w @ $21/$4.60
BETS: Hartnell $1,500 @ $10, $1,500 e/w @ $10/$2.80
Surprise Baby was one of the best backed runners all day.
The Paul Preusker runner was nearly seven times as popular as anything else while accounting for 55 percent of the total investment.
Coming with a big burst down the centre of the track, Surprise Baby arrived in time under Jordan Childs to beat the well-tried Supernova ($14-$7) which halved its price. Wolfe, after leading, held third at $8.
BETS: Surprise Baby $20,395 @ $2.40, $5,000 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.30
It was a rough result to end the day at Flemington.
Moonlight Maid ($31-$51) rattled home down the outside of the track to claim the TAB Edward Manifold Stakes (1600 metres).
Fascino ($19) looked the winner before being claimed late while Miami Bound ($2.90), the very popular favourite, had every chance after trailing the leader.
Miami Bound and Subpoenaed ($3.40) were the two dominant picks and commanded 65 percent of the total investment between them.