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.
Peltzer $51-$15 (after winning r2 @ Randwick)
Ocean Emperor $15-$101
Masked Crusader inserted @ $26 (after winning r5 @ Randwick today)
Masked Crusader inserted @ $11 (after winning r5 @ Randwick today)
Russian Camelot $26-$10 eq fav (after winning TAB Sa Derby @ Morphettville)
Russian Camelot $26-$15 (after winning TAB Sa Derby @ Morphettville)
Russian Camelot $26-$11 fav (after winning TAB Sa Derby @ Morphettville)
***Bet of $2,000 @ $26 on Russian Camelot taken to win the Cup PRIOR to his win today
Punters were spot on in the opener with Tejori landing the money in the TAB Highway Handicap (1200 metres).
Tejori, which opened $6 on Wednesday, was $4.20-$3.40-$3.70 today and was the most popular runner along with Hellenism ($5-$4-$4.50).
There was nothing between the pair in terms of the hold with Hellenism responsible for just $367 more in the market.
Tejori enjoyed the run behind the leader and finished best to score over the noted mover in Ready To Humble ($7.50-$6.50) while Hellenism, three pairs back, ran on for third.
BETS: Tejori $2,500 @ $3.70, $1,000 @ $3.50
BETS: Luna Mia $1,000 @ $10
Peltzer led throughout to claim the Central Coast Mariners 2YO Handicap (1200 metres).
Rated to perfection by Kerrin McEvoy, who registered an early double, Peltzer ($13-$10) did have some support at the eachway odds but was overshadowed by some of his rivals from a betting perspective.
Kinloch was the notable firmer having been $11 on Wednesday but today did drift from $4.60-$5, however, he was easily most popular.
Equation ($6.50-$5-$6) attracted strong money as did Overlord ($8-$9-$7) while Elizabeel ($11-$7) continued to firm throughout the afternoon.
BETS: Overlord $1,000 @ $7 TWICE
BETS: Equation $1,000 @ $6, $1,610 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
Blazing Miss defied the betting drift to salute in the Tooheys F&M Benchmark 78 Handicap (1100 metres).
The Mark Newnham runner began the day as a $6.50 chance but by the time the race rolled around, $12 was available – pretty much double the quote from the morning!
Robbie Dolan controlled the tempo outside the leader and well backed Lesage ($3.80), which went around with 45 percent of the total investment. Blazing Miss bounded away to beat Longbottom ($8.50) and Malea Magic ($7.50-$6). Lesage dropped out after leading.
BETS: Lesage $10,000 @ $3.80, $4,000 @ $3.80, $3,000 @ $3.80
BETS: Malea Magic $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Dunbrody Power $1,000 @ $5.50
The fourth event on the card was a horror show for punters with the heavily tried Subpoenaed finishing out of the placings.
For the running of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service 3&4YO Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400 metres) saw Subpoenaed go around as one of the most popular runners at Randwick today. Despite going $2.90-$3.20 fav, the Chris Waller runner was responsible for a tick under half the total investment.
Robbie Dolan went looking for a run along the rails but got chopped out, allowing Soldier Of Love ($10-$9) to power home and beat Celestial Falls ($7.50-$12-$8.50) with Miss Einstein ($7.50) right there with them in third.
The fav ended up fourth.
BETS: Subpoenaed $2,000 @ $3.20, $1,500 @ $3.20, $1,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,600 @ $3,
BETS: Celestial Falls $1,000 @ $11
BETS: Rule The World $2,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.20
The good thing of the day did the right thing by its backers by racing away in the Master Builders Association NSW BM78 (1200 metres).
Masked Crusader was the most popular runner across the country today in terms of money held. In this race, he was responsible for 62 percent of the total investment.
Taken straight to the front by Tommy Berry, the Team Hawkes runner straightened and kicked clear for an ultra impressive victory.
Segalas ($9-$7.50) was best tried outside the fav but held less than 25 percent of the money that the winner did. Misteed ($14-$23) worked home from the rear to grab third.
BETS: Masked Crusader $5,000 @ $1.90, $4,000 @ $1.90 TWICE, $3,000 @ $1.90, $1,000 @ $1.90 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,100 @ $1.85, $3,000 @ $1.85, $2,500 @ $1.85, $5,000 @ $1.80
Bottega defied the betting drift to race right away with the first leg of the Quaddie.
The Gerald Ryan-trained runner opened the day as a $3.10 favourite but lost his spot at the top of the market to Loveseat after drifting to $4.40.
Given a gem of a ride by Gerald Ryan, Bottega swept up to the leaders midway down the running before racing right away to score over Welsh Legend ($6) and Canasta ($17).
Of the rest, Lure Me In ($9.50-$5.50) was a notable firmer and rattled home to just miss out on the minor end of the prize in a photo.
The majority of the most sat with Loveseat ($3.90) which initially opened up at $8 on Wednesday and went around as favourite for this. The Godolphin runner held 36 percent of the total.
BETS: Loveseat $2,000 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4.20 TWICE
BETS: Bottega $1,000 @ $4.40
The Luux Properties Gosford Gold Cup (2000 metres) was one of the best betting races on the program at Randwick.
Most of the field had some sort of decent support with Greysful Glamour going around as the most popular horse. The Mark Newnham runner was $3.90-$5.50 on the day but still held favouritism over Yulong Prince ($7-$5.50-$6) and House of Cartier ($9-$6.50).
Another Dollar was specked at the eachway odds and landed the cash at $15 on TAB Fixed Odds. The Chris Waller runner had been $12 earlier in the day.
Ilwendo ($19-$12) ran a great race for second after leading while Best Of Days ($6.50-$10-$9) ran third.
Greysful Glamour and Yulong Prince accounted for 45 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Another Dollar $1,500 @ $15
BETS: Yulong Prince $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Wrens Day $1,100 @ 14
BETS: Greysful Glamour $1,000 @ $6, $3,000 @ $5.50
BETS: House Of Cartier $1,700 @ $7
BETS: Scarlet Dream $1,000 @ $9.50
The move all week for the Debortoli Wines Takeover Target Stakes (1200 metres) was for Snitz.
TAB went up $9 on Wednesday and that price was quickly snapped up, with the Matty Dunn runner coming in to $6 on Thursday. The move didn’t stop there though and for the next 48 hours money continued to come for the gelding, so much so, that today he was backed from $4.60-$4 to be a clear cut second pick in the market behind Greyworm ($3.10-$3.30).
Chasing the hot speed being set by Murillo ($41), Tim Clark got everything out of the five-year-old to hold off Greyworm and Redouble ($12-$14).
Of the others, Tactical Advantage ($6.50) had some backing at the price while Deprive ($5.50) was best tried outside the quinella pairing.
BETS: Snitz $1,000 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $4.20, $1,600 @ $4, $1,500 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Greyworm $1,500 @ $3.10, $1,500 @ $3
BETS: All Too Royal $1,000 @ $10 TWICE
BETS: Deprive $2,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 e/w @ $5.50/$1.90, $4,000 @ $1.90 PLACE
BETS: Tactical Advantage $2,000 @ $6.50
Most of the heavy support heading into the final event on the card was for Grand Piano, giving its backers the perfect way to end the day.
Backed from $2.80-$2.50, Nash Rawiller timed his run just right with the pair lasting in a photo to beat the fast-finishing Dealmaker ($9) with Purple Sector ($21-$13) running right up to the support for it to wind up third.
Rapido Chaparro was best tried outside the favourite and jumped a $5 chance but held less than half of what the winner did.
BETS: Grand Piano $1,000 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,100 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50 TWICE, $1,500 @ $2.50
Punters got off on the wrong foot at Caulfield with National Choice going around as a costly conveyance in the Noel Rundle Handicap (1200 metres).
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr runner was responsible for nearly 70 percent of the total investment.
Settling near the rear, National Choice never looked a hope despite working home for third while it was left to Aidensfield ($11-$17) to land the money at juicy odds.
Out Of Isolation ($5-$10) was a noted drifter but still wound up second with the fourth placed Highly Discreet ($16-$10) was a decent trim up late.
BETS: National Choice $2,400 @ $2.60, $1,000 @ $2.25 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $2.20, $1,000 @ $2.20, $1,500 @ $2.10
The most popular runner in the race was Viral which proved a little too strong in the Bill Collins Handicap (1400 metres).
Going around with nearly a quarter of the total investment, Viral worked for a good portion of the race but Craig Williams got the best out of the gelding which started a $6.50 chance on TAB Fixed Odds.
Kaplumpich ($21-$15) had been nibbled at the price and ran right up to that support to wind up second while Leiter ($9-$6.50-$7) held third after leading in front of Strategic Phil ($8) which was $26 earlier in the week.
BETS: Viral $1,750 x $1,250 e/w @ $6.50/$2.40
BETS: Strategic Phil $1,000 @ $8.50
BETS: Leiter $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Simply Optimistic $1,000 @ $7.50
One of the more popular runners in the Rod Fenwick Handicap (1600 metres) was Oasis Girl which landed some nice bets for Matt Ellerton & Simon Zahra.
Despite racing up on the speed and doing a bit of work, Oasis Girl put the leader to bed and kicked clear on straightening, racing right away to put a gap in her rivals. Lord Jaysea ($81) added plenty of value to the exotics in finishing second while Heyington Station ($7.50) wound up third.
Of the others, Excelman ($2.90) was a very disappointing favourite after going around three times as popular as anything else.
BETS: Oasis Girl $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: The Lifeline $3,000 x $3,300 e/w @ $6/$1.95
BETS: Excelman $1,305 @ $3.30, $4,000 @ $3, $3,000 @ $3, $1,500 @ $3 TWICE, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Heyington Station $1,700 @ $7
Favourite backers were sent packing in this one with the heavily tried Its Kind Of Magic finishing near the tail of the field.
The Brent Stanley runner went around with 41 percent of the market and was a dominant $3 favourite after opening $4.60 on Wednesday.
It was left to Barbie’s Fox ($21-$26) to finish powerfully down the centre of the track for Lewis German to salute over Button Express ($23) and She Shao Fly ($21).
Of the favoured runners, Paul’s Regret ($7) hit the line strongly for fourth after being blocked for a run.
BETS: Its Kind Of Magic $4,000 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Felicia $1,000 @ $6.50 TWICE
BETS: Hint Of Mint $1,000 @ $6.50, $1,000 @ $5.50
So Si Bon was a little easy late in the betting for the running of the Bert Bryant Handicap (1600 metres).
The drift was mainly due to the support for Hang Man ($3.20-$2.70) which took over favouritism from So Si Bon and was nearly three times as popular in terms of money held.
Thomas Stockdale timed his run perfectly on So Si Bon which sat back in the pack and came at them with one big finish.
Liapari ($41) wound up second in front of Mahamdeis ($15) while Hang Man, which looked a winning hope on straightening, didn’t finish off and was fourth across the line.
BETS: So Si Bon $1,000 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.50
BETS: Hang Man $2,500 @ $3, $2,000 @ $3, $1,500 @ $3, $1,500 @ $2.80, $2,700 @ $2.70, $1,300 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.70,
Shot Of Irish delivered a big blow to TAB when taking out the seventh event on the card.
The Richard Laming runner was $4-$3.80 on the day and held more than twice as much as anything else, with the big mover Nudge Bar ($6.50-$4.80) being next best supported.
Aussie Nugget, which went around as a $5 chance, had admirers and ran on strongly to finish second in front of Nobu ($12-$19).
BETS: Shot Of Irish $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $3.80 TWICE
BETS: Nudge Bar $5,000 @ $6, $2,500 @ $4.40
BETS: Think Were Due $1,500 @ $10
BETS: Sentimentalist $1,500 @ $10
News Girl always seems to have support whenever it goes around and in the Lamaro’s Hotel Sth Melbourne Handicap (1100 metres) it was no different.
The Grant Duryea-trained runner was backed from $8.50-$7 today and finished best under Lewis German to land the money over the popular Coruscate ($5), with Esperance ($7.50-$6) winding up third just in front of Tavisan ($8.50-$6) which led.
BETS: Coruscate $1,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: William Thomas $19,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Never Again $1,000 @ $11, $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.80
BETS: Ididitforlove $1,000 @ $4, $1,400 @ $3.80
BETS: Esperance $1,000 @ $6
BETS: Rich Itch $1,000 @ $19
Hi Stranger was a significant drifter in the Ian Miller Handicap (1000 metres) but that didn’t stop him from defying the drift.
Opening the day as a $10 chance, the Shane Fliedner-trained runner went all the way out to $23 at the jump and even attracted a decent bet at that price.
Sticking to the inside lanes, Hi Stranger was too good for Beauty Supreme ($12-$10) with The Astrologist ($4.40-$5.50) rattling home for third.
The race itself turned into a two-horse betting affair between Absolute Flirt ($2.90-$3.60) which lost favouritism late in betting to Ididitforlove ($9.50-$5.50-$2.90 fav) which was a dramatic firmer all week after opening at $14.
Between the two favs they held 61 percent of the market.
BEST: Hi Stranger $1,000 @ $23
BEST: Absolute Flirt $4,000 @ $3.50, $3,000 @ $3.50, $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $6,000 @ $3.30
BETS: Ididitforlove $3,000 @ $2.90, $1,750 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40 TWICE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA DERBY
The heavy support all day for Russian Camelot paid off in the TAB South Australian Derby (2500 metres).
The Danny O’Brien-trained runner was hammered in from $3.80 in the morning to start a $2.90 favourite. He held nearly 30 percent of the money on the race.
Warning ($4-$4.80-$4.40) saw a late rally come for it late after drifting and wound up third with Dalasan ($3.70), which had been favourite in the morning, splitting first and third.
BETS: Russian Camelot $3,500 x $9,000 e/w @ $3.50/$1.50, $15,000 @ $2.90, $7,000 @ $2.90, $5,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Moonlight Maid $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.50
BETS: Dalasan $5,000 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.70, $1,000 @ $3.70 TWICE
BETS: Warning $1,000 e/w @ $4.60/$1.65, $2,000 @ $4.40 TWICE, $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Zaydani $1,500 e/w @ $13/$3, $1,000 @ $13
It was a slight upset in the TAB BTC Sprint (1200 metres) when Tambos Mate got up at double figure odds.
The local, trained by Stuart Kendrick, outlasted Deep Image ($10-$19) in a stirring finish to the Group Three sprint.
Most of the money was focused on Kementari ($3-$3.90-$3.70) and Outback Barbie ($6-$3.80) which together commanded 62 percent of the money in the race.
Tambos Mate opened at $11 earlier in the week and went around as a $12 shot.
BETS: Kementari $1,800 @ $3.90, $1,000 @ $3.90, $1,000 @ $3.80, $5,000 @ $3.70
BETS: Outback Barbie $1,000 @ $3.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Vega One $2,000 @ $6