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.
Yao Dash $26-$15 (after winning r1 @ Randwick)
Dreamforce $15-$6 (after winning Tramway @ Randwick)
Samadoubt $15-$8 (after winning Chelmsford Stakes)
Te Akau Shark $4.50 unchanged
Girl Tuesday $15-$11
Redzel $11-$15-$8 (after winning the Concorde @ Randwick)
Nature Strip $15-$26
Libertini $9-$8 (after winning the Furious @ Randwick)
Yao Dash $51-$26-$15 (after winning r1 @ Randwqick)
Homesman $26-$15 eq fav (after winning the Feehan @ Moonee Valley)
Homesman $15-$11 (after winning the Feehan @ Moonee Valley)
The money was spot on in the Strawberry Hill Stud Handicap (1300 metres).
Yao Dash was backed from $4.60 in the morning into $3.30 favourite in a sensational betting move which saw the long-time fav in Pandemic ($2.60-$3.50) get the blows.
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott runner was taken straight to the front by jockey Nash Rawiller and the pair gave nothing else a chance, booting clear at the top of the straight to score an easy win over Funstar ($4.60-$6-$5.50) and Emeralds ($41).
Pandemic, which started second pick but still held the most money, only ran on fairly after being towards the rear for most of the race.
BETS: Yao Dash $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $3.40 TWICE, $1,342 @ $3.40
BETS: Funstar $1,000 e/w @ $6/$1.85, $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Pandemic $1,000 @ $3.30, #2,000 @ $3.20
Lady Demi was the most popular runner in the TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap (1200 metres).
Hovering around the $6 mark for most of the betting, she got out to $7 at the jump after being $11 on Wednesday prior to scratchings.
Arriving in time under the urgings of Brock Ryan, Lady Demi nailed Rioli ($17) on the line with Press Box ($9.50) in third.
BETS: Lady Demi $1,000 x $500 e/w @ $6.50/$2.40
BETS: Press Box $5,000 @ $8.50
Nash Rawiller bagged himself an early double after leading throughout on Miss Invincible in the Might and Power for CPA Sprint (1100 metres).
Just like he did on Yao Dash in race one, Rawiller took Miss Invincible ($3.30-$4) straight to the top and was never headed as they raced clear to beat Ballistica ($4.40-$5.50) and Jay Jay D’ar ($8).
Of the unplaced brigade, Bleu Roche ($3.50) was easily the best backed and was four times as popular as anything else, while Bare Naked Lady ($5.50-$4.40) had strong support as well.
BETS: Miss Invincible $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Bleu Roche $2,000 @ $3.50, $2,000 @ $3.20
BETS: Bare Naked Lady $2,000 @ $4.60
Baller did the right thing by favourite backers when racing away to win the Sydney Markets Handicap (1200 metres).
The Anthony Cummings-trained runner got out to its best price of $2.60 at the jump after opening the day at $2.25.
Forced to sit outside the leader, Baller hit the front at the top of the straight and charged away, relegating Tarbert ($12-$10) to second with Murillo ($7.50-$9.50) in third.
Of the others, Master Ash ($5.50) held the most money outside the winner with All Too Free next best in that regard.
BETS: Baller $3,000 @ $2.50 TWICE, $2,000 @ $2.25
BETS: All Too Free $2,000 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.40
The good thing of the day landed even if it was only by a narrow margin in the Darley Furious Stakes (1200 metres).
Countless multis and big bets were riding on Libertini which went around $1.18 favourite. Despite the hot price, Libertini was responsible for 86 percent of the total investment.
Jockey Tommy Berry had to get a little busy midway down the running in order to catch the leader Villami ($16), however, the Anthony Cummings-trained runner put her head out in the shadows of the post to score.
BETS: Libertini $75,000 @ $1.20, $32,000 @ $1.20, $28,825 @ $1.18
Champion sprinter Redzel led throughout to claim the Concorde Stakes (1000 metres), and in the process, land some big bets as well.
The two-time Everest winner was $8 on Wednesday and backed into as low as $5.50 before going out to $6.50.
Jumping straight to the front for Kerrin McEvoy, Redzel held off the finishing burst of Pierata ($8) which came from last with Graff ($10) getting third after trailing the winner throughout.
While Redzel was popular (as always!) he didn’t hold the most money – that honour went to Nature Strip ($2.25). The Chris Waller sprinter held nearly three times what Redzel did but blew his chance of winning after over-racing.
BETS: Redzel $2,000 e/w @ $8/,$3.40 $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Nature Strip $5,000 @ $2.20, $2,000 @ $2.20 MULTIPLE TIMES
Samadoubt sent punters packing in the Bob Ingham Chelmsford Stakes (1600 metres) after leading throughout at double figure odds for the second start in a row.
The Bjorn Baker runner was dominant in running away at $10 on TAB Fixed Odds after getting in to as low as $8.50 just minutes before the start of the race.
Despite winning the Group One Winx Stakes last start at $31, there wasn’t a great deal of support for the gelding. Most of the money sat with Avilius ($2-$1.85-$2) which held a whopping 70 percent of the total investment.
Avilius filled second spot after a wide run with the big firmer Girl Tuesday ($10-$5.50), $15 on Wednesday, coming home for third.
There was also good money for Unforgotten ($7), Angel Of Truth ($23) and Con Te Partiro before it was scratched at the barriers.
BETS: Samadoubt $500 e/w @ $10/$2.70, $500 @ $10, $500 x $100 e/w @ $10/$2.50
BETS: Avilius $4,500 @ $2, $8,500 @ $1.90
The best betting move of the day came off big time after Dreamforce was smashed in the Harvey Norman Tramway Stakes (1400 metres).
Dreamforce opened the as a $6 chance but constant support throughout the day saw it crunched into $3.50 favourite! As a result of this, Te Akau Shark went out from $2.60 fav to $3.60 second pick.
Spearing out the barriers, jockey Nash Rawiller took the John Thompson runner to the top and the pair booted clear down the straight to land the money.
Te Akau Shark worked home nicely from a midfield spot to fill second while Eckstein ($9-$5.50-$6) ran up to the support for her in winding up third.
Te Akau Shark held the most money in front of Dreamforce with Eckstein next best.
BETS: Dreamforce $5,000 @ $3.60, $2,000 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40
BETS: Te Akau Shark $1,500 @ $3.80, $5,000 @ $3.50, $3,000 @ $3.40
BETS: Eckstein $5,000 @ $5.50, $3,000 @ $5.50
Articus ($26) provided a rough end to the day when he arrived in time for the Nexon Handicap (1500 metres).
The Kris lees runner was $17-$26 and didn’t really attract any support. Most of the money here went on Sweet Deal and Re Edit with the former being crunched late from $4.40-$3-$3.20.
Nash Rawiller, going for five winners, took Sweet Deal to the top and looked the winner halfway down the running but got tired late with Articus nabbing it right on the line. Scarlet Dream ($5.50-$7) flashed home to finish second in a great way to end the program.
BETS: Sweet Deal $2,000 @ $3.80, $3,000 @ $3
BETS: Scarlet Dream $4,000 x $3,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.30
Power Scheme defied the betting drift to finish best and take out the opening event at Moonee Valley.
Opening the day at $4.80, TAB offered as much as $7.50 at the jump which was the best price available.
Given a sweet run by Mark Zahra just off the speed, Power Scheme hit the front midway down the straight after coming three-wide on the turn to defeat Conqueror ($$3.70-$4.60) and Skiddaw ($9-$6) which was the notable firmer late.
The Holy One, the $2.90 fav which finished fourth, had to do all the work outside the leader and weakened. He was the most popular runner in terms of money held and accounted for 44 percent of the total investment.
BETS: The Holy One $2,000 @ $2.90, $3,000 @ $2.70
Silent Roar proved to be a losing result for TAB in the 1300 Australia Handicap (1600 metres).
The Team Hawkes runner was $11-$8-$8.50 and was the third most popular runner in terms of money held behind Junipal ($3.20-$4.20) Laure Me In ($5).
Dwayne Dunn had to get everything out of the mare to hold off Laure Me In and Junipal who were diving late.
BETS: Silent Roar $2,000 @ $8, $1,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $8/$2.70
BETS: Junipal $10,000 @ $4
Kentucky Breeze was popular with TAB customers in the Powerflo Solutions Handicap (2040 metres).
The Levi Kavanagh-trained runner was the second best supported runner behind equal fav King Of Leogrance, with the pair jumping at the top of the market at $3.
Kentucky Breeze was powerful down the straight in holding off Al Galayel ($8.50) and King Of Leogrance.
BETS: Kentucky Breeze $2,500 @ $3
BETS: King Of Leogrance $4,000 @ $2.80
Tofane caused a minor upset in the PFC Food Services Handicap (1200 metres).
While the Mike Moroney runner had its share of support, most of the big money was with Haut Brion Her ($2.60) which was responsible for nearly half the market.
Despite having a good run behind the leader, Haut Brion Her couldn’t repel the finish of Tofane ($6) which did it tough for most of the race. Mystery Love ($5-$7) was third.
BETS: Tofane $1,500 @ $6.60, $1,000 @ $6
BETS: Haut Brion Her $3,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES
Exhilarates gave favourite backers no cause for concern in the Inglis Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200 metres).
The James Cummings-trained filly went around as a red hot $1.90 favourite after getting into $1.80 at one point. TAB had offered $2.40 on Wednesday.
Craig Williams had the daughter of Snitzel tracking the leader and then unleashed on straightening, with the pair racing clear to land countless big bets.
Sassy Salitage ($4.20-$3.90-$4.60) was best tried to beat the winner and finished second in front of St Edward’s Crown ($41).
Exhilarates held 75 percent of the market and was popular through multis too.
BETS: Exhilarates $7,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.85 MULTIPLE TIMES
The Inevitable attracted good money all day and landed some nice bets in the Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200 metres).
The Scott Brunton-trained runner hovered around the $3 mark for most of the day and started favourite in front of Deprive ($4.40) and Tavisan ($4.60).
Racing clear in the end, The Inevitable gave Craig Williams a running double as he beat Deprive ($4.40) and Spirit Of Valor ($13-$21).
The first two across the line really dominated the hold and were responsible for nearly 70 percent of the market.
BETS: The Inevitable $6,500 @ $3, $5,500 @ $2.80
Eachway punters were cheering after Faatinah landed the money in the Mittys McEwen Stakes (1000 metres).
Although drifting from $6-$8.50, the Hayes runner was the fourth most popular runner behind Eduardo ($4.20-$3.70), Bons Away ($4.40) and Booker ($5-$4.40).
In a driving finish, Jamie Kah got the best out of Faatinah to beat Bon’s Away with Eduardo holding third after leading for most of the trip.
BETS: Faatinah $1,000 x $800 e/w @ $6/$2.10
BETS: Eduardo $5,000 @ $3.80
BETS: Booker $4,000 @ $4.60
The move for Fifty Stars late was off the mark in the Feehan Stakes (1600 metres).
Opening at $10 this morning, he came in for some specking but the real action was late in betting when he went $7-$4.40 favourite in the final 20 minutes.
Homesman, which was displaced as favourite, jumped at $4.80 and was far too strong at the finish for Mahamedeis ($26) and Best of Days ($7.50).
Of the others, Kenedna was popular early but got the wobbles late to go $5-$7 while Yulong Prince ($12-$23-$19) had admirers at the eachway odds.
BETS: Homesman $2,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 e/w @ $5/$2, $1,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Yulong Prince $1,000 @ $17
BETS: Fifty Stars $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Best Of Days $2,500 e/w @ $7.50/$2.60