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.
RACE 8 – WINTER STAKES
Punters were disappointed when favourite Rubisaki was nowhere to be seen in the Winter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. After opening at $8.00 on Wednesday the support for Rubisaki continued to flow with the mare firming from $3.60 to $2.80 on the day and holding 49% of the market for the race.
In the end, Bandersnatch stormed home winning by a comfortable three and a half lengths. Despite the easy win, the gelding only held 7% of the money on the race.
BETS: Rubiaski $1,000 @ $3.6; $1,000 @ $3.40; $2,100 @ $3.40; $1,000 @ $3.2 MUTIPLE TIMES; $1,000 @ $3.00; $2,000 @ $3.00
BETS: Bandersnatch $1,000 @ $6.50
RACE 1 – NEDS HANDICAP
An upset for punters in Race 1 at Caulfield with Libiamo storming home to take out favourite Zapateo at juicy $15 odds. After firming to $2.10 during the morning Zapateo jumped as the $2.20 favourite for the Neds Handicap (1100m). The 2yo filly was well supported by punters after opening at $3.00 on Wednesday, she held 67% of the market for the race. Libiamo opened on Wednesday at $11 and continued to drift out to $15 on Saturday, holding only 1% of the money.
BETS: Zapateo $4,000 @ $2.90; $1,250 @ $2.20; $1,000 @ $2.15
BETS: Viviane $1,000 @ $4.00; $2,000 @ $3.60
RACE 2 – FILTER FORM HANDICAP
Punters were on the money when Deep Speed won the Filter Form Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield, making it 100 metro wins for Jamie Kah. After opening at $2.40 on Wednesday, the gelding drifted slightly out to $2.90 at the jump. Deep Speed was the best backed with 48% of the money held on the race. All of Brighton was the biggest mover after opening at $6.00 on Wednesday and firmed to as short as $4.20 before slightly drifting out to $4.40.
BETS: Deep Speed $2,000 @ $2.50; $1,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES; $4,000 @ $2.60; $1.000 @ $2.70 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: All of Brighton $1,000 @ $4.40; $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Pioneer River $1,000 @ $7.50
RACE 8 – SIR JOHN MONASH STAKES
A disappointing finish for punters when favourite Malkovich was beat in the Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Support was steady during the week for Malkovich after opening at $2.90 on Wednesday the colt firmed to as low as $2.30 on Saturday before drifting to $2.60.
In the ends, Red Can Man was the winner of the race at $9 odds. After opening at $7.50 on Wednesday the gelding drifted out to as much as $11 before firming back to $9.00. Viridine was the biggest mover of the day after opening at $7.50 on Wednesday and firming from $5.50 into $3.70 on the day.
BETS: Malkovich $1,176 @ $2.70; $1,000 @ $2.60 MULIPLE TIMES; $1,400 @ $2.60; $1,081 @ $2.60; $1,000 @ $2.30 MULTIPLE TIMES; $2,000 @ $2.40
BETS: Villami $1,000 @ $4.80 MULTIPLE TIMES; $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Viridine $2,500 place @ $1.85; $1,200 @ $5.50
BETS: Red Can Man $2,000 @ $11
RACE 7 – DRY CLASS 6 PLATE
It was a photo finish that didn’t end in the punters favour in the Dry Class 6 Plate (1200m) at Doomben. After opening at $2.50 on Wednesday, Axe was clear favourite with strong support seeing it open at $1.75 on Saturday and drifting slightly out to $1.90 at the jump. Despite the drift, Axe held 60% of the money.
Although it was a close finish it, Snowzone was the winner at juicy $15 odds. After firming from $19 on the day there wasn’t a lot of support from punters with the gelding only holding 4% of the money.
BETS: Axe $2,000 @ $2.10; $1,000 @ $1.80; $1,200 @ $1.80; $1,500 @ $1.80; $1,000 @ $2.00;$2,000 place @ $1.14; $2,022 @ $1.85