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.
Ingratiating was $21 at 12:30pm AEDT; $15 to $13 (after winning Talindert Stakes @ Flemington)
Stay Inside $21-$13 (after winning Pierro Plate @ Randwick)
Amarelinha $6-$4.50 (after winning @ Te Rapa r7)
Amarelinha $11-$8eq fav (after winning @ Te Rapa r7)
Zou Dancer $101-$11 (after winning TAB Vanity @ Flemington)
Tagaloa $15-$9 (after winning CS Hayes Stakes @ Flemington)
Cherry Tortoni $13-$11
Dom To Shoot $26-$15
Cambourne and Here To Shock $13-$26
Masked Crusader $21-$15 (after winning r6 @ Randwick)
September Run $5-$3.50f
Swats That $9-$8
Masked Crusader $26-$15 (after winning r6 @ Randwick)
Masked Crusader $51-$26 (after winning r6 @ Randwick)
Nature Strip $9-$8 (after winning Lightning Stakes @ Flemington)
September Run $11-$8
Swats That $26-$15
Dame Giselle $4f
Away Game $5-$6
Hungry Heart $4-$8
Every Rose $26-$11 (after winning the TAB Light Fingers @ Randwick)
Never Talk $51-$15
Colette $8-$4.50 (after winning Apollo Stakes @ Randwick)
Colette $8-$6 (after winning Apollo Stakes @ Randwick)
Colette $26-$15 (after winning Apollo Stakes @ Randwick)
The Chosen One $21 to $15 equal favourite (after Herbie Dyke Stakes @ Te Rapa)
Tara Jasmine $9-$8
Baileys $51-$15 (after winning Coffs Harbour Qualifier today)
The very late push for Kaapfever was spot in The Agency Real Estate Handicap (2400 metres).
Joe Pride’s stable runner was $9 in the morning but in the final few minutes of betting went $8-$6.
Nash Rawiller timed his run perfectly on the gelding who powered away to beat Harpo Marx ($3.70-$4.80) which was the best supported runner all week in terms of money held.
Kiss the Bride ($3.10-$4.20) was the easing favourite while Power Of Attorney ($7.50-$5-$6) had been the subject of good money for most of the morning.
BETS: Kiss The Bride $1,000 @ $4, $2,400 @ $3.80, $1,450 @ $3.80
BETS: Accountability $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.80
BETS: Harpo Marx $1,000 @ $4.40 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Power Of Attorney $3,000 @ $6
All the big money was riding on Stay Inside which landed plenty of investments in the Silverdale Farm Pierro Plate (1100 metres).
One of the best supported runners all day, Stay Inside jumped a dominant $2 favourite and fans of the Richard & Michael Freedman galloper never had any cause for concern.
The son of Extreme Choice was more than four times as popular as the next pick in the market which was Headliner ($7-$6.50, $13 on Wednesday).
Stay Inside was responsible for 55 percent of the market.
Of the others, there was a nibble late for King Of Sparta ($13-$11).
BETS: Stay Inside $10,000 @ $2.15, $2,500 @ $2.15, $2,450 @ $2.15, $2,348 @ $2.15, $2,300 @ $2.15, $1,600 @ $2.25, $4,000 @ $2
BETS: Headliner $1,500 @ $6.50, $2,540 @ $6
BETS: King Of Sparta $1,000 @ $12
BETS: Giannis $1,000 e/w @ $14/$3.40
In a race of many betting moves, Birdonawinningpost proved best in the TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap (1800 metres).
The best backed runner since markets opened on Wednesday (when $5.50 was on offer), Birdonawinning post went around with the most money in front of If You Think So ($4.80-$6).
The most notable move in the race was for Lord Desanimaux, which was running on strongly just behind the placegetters. TAB went up $21 this morning but by jump time, $8 was on the table.
BETS: Birdonawinningpost $4,500 e/w @ $4.60/$1.85, $1,000 @ $4.20
BETS: Lamington Drive $2,000 @ $6
The hottie for the day, Tailleur, did what she had to in the Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200 metres).
As much as $1.75 was on offer this morning and she was backed into $1.55 after punters decided that was too good to refuse. With the scratching of Madam Rouge, $1.33 was being offered with the mare eventually bottoming out at $1.30.
The Godolphin runner jumped at $1.33 in the end and held three times the amount of money than the likes of Icebath ($6.50) and Tricky Gal ($14-$10-$12).
Tailleur was the anchor of many multis throughout the day and held just over half the market here.
BETS: Tailleur $6,000 @ $1.55, $11,000 @ $1.33, $2,000 @ $1.30
In one of the most open races of the day, Pandano proved successful in the ACY Securities Handicap (1600 metres).
The Paul Perry galloper was one of the first horses backed this morning, firming from $11 and bottoming out at $7.50 midway through the afternoon. By the time the race rolled around, $9 was still available.
Jay Ford had the son of Dundeel up on the speed with the gelding too strong at the finish for the another mover in the market, Cisco Bay ($9-$6).
New Arrangement ($5.50) had plenty of admirers and wound up third. The two fancies, Mohican Heights ($10 on Wednesday, $4.80 today) and Canasta ($3.80-$4.40) failed to the fill the placings.
BETS: Pandano $1,500 @ $8.50
BETS: Canasta $2,500 @ $4.40
BETS: New Arrangement $3,000 @ 45.50, $2,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Yonkers $2,000 @ $9.50, $1,000 @ $9.50
BETS: Mohican Heights $1,000 @ $4.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Cisco Bay $3,000 @ $6
The Cellarbrations Southern Cross Stakes (1200 metres) was a great betting race between Masked Crusader and Roheryn.
TAB took a set against Masked Crusader early in the day, pushing his price from $2.20 out to $2.60 before the big money arrived to see him jump $2.30.
Roheryn ($4-$3-$3.40) looked as though he may challenge for favouritism midway through the afternoon, however, the push for the Godolphin runner fizzled out minutes out from the start.
Despite being second pick, Roheryn held slightly more money than the winner with the pair commanding over 75 percent of the market.
BETS: Masked Crusader $2,000 @ $2.60, $20,000 @ $2.50, $5,000 @ $2.50
BETS: Roheryn $6,590 @ $3.30, $5,000 @ $3.30, $2,500 e/w @ $3.30/$1.35, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Hightail $2,000 @ $6.50
Colette sprang an upset in the Group 2 Yulong Apollo Stakes (1400 metres).
The James Cummings-trained runner had been $11 in the morning and drifted out to $14 before a late rally saw her start $12.
Finishing strongly, Colette stormed to the front halfway down the straight before holding off Kolding ($3.80) and race favourite Verry Elleegant.
The fav held over half the total investment on the race and was $3.20 in the morning before jumping $2.60.
Betting highlights included two huge place bets for both Kolding and Verry Elleegant (see below).
BETS: Colette $1,500 @ $11, $1,000 @ $11
BETS: Verry Elleegant $1,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.70, $8,235 @ $2.50, $5,030 @ $2.50, $5,000 @ $2.50 TWICE, $4,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $2.40, $20,000 @ $1.26 PLACE
BETS: Kolding $2,000 e/w @ $4.80/$1.65, $3,000 @ $4.20, $36,000 @ $1.50 PLACE
Favourite backers were sent packing after Away Game could only run third in the TAB Light Fingers Stakes (1200 metres).
The Percy Sykes winner went around as one of the most popular horses all day, boasting a tick over 50 percent of the Fixed Odds market in the Group Two.
Punters backed her from $3.20 this morning into $2.60 favourite. On the flip side, Hungry Heart, which opened an equal $3.70 favourite with Away Gam on Wednesday, went out to $4.40 and held just a fifth of the money that the fav did.
Every Rose, which led throughout at $23 for trainer Mark Newnham and Josh Parr, got out from its $17 quote from the morning.
Never Talk flashed home and nearly pulled off a nice betting move at odds, having been $19 just minutes out from the start. She started $16.
BETS: Away Game $1,500 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.80, $1,388 @ $2.80, $3,000 @ $2.60
One of the best backed runners all day did the right thing by punters in the opener – the Furphy Ale Trophy (1600 metres).
Quantum Mechanic ($2.70-$2.40) had been popular all week and that continued today, with 62 percent of the total investment riding with the Jamie Kah-ridden runner.
It held five times the amount of money than anything else in the race.
BETS: Quantum Mechanic $2,500 @ $2.50, $4,600 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40, $1,800 @ $2.40
Punters made it two-from-two with Ingratiating landing big bets in the Talindert Stakes (1100 metres).
The Godolphin runner went around as one of the more popular runners all day at Flemington, boasting 54 percent of the total investment on the race.
Gimmie Par, $51 on Wednesday, ran right up to the support for her by finishing second. She was $17-$11 on the day.
BETS: Ingratiating $2,000 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3, $1,250 @ $2.80, $1,500 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.70 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.60
Favourite backers were having a field day after Regardsmaree did the job in the Seppelt Wines Plate (1400 metres).
The gelding went around as an even money favourite and held just under 50 percent of the money in the race.
Buffalo River ($3.30-$4.40) was the second most popular in the race but was a noted drifter and held less than half the money that the winner did.
BETS: Regardsmaree $2,000 @ $2.25, $7,725 @ $2.10, $2,000 @ $2.15, $1,000 @ $2.15 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Buffalo River $3,000 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40
After three straight favourites saluted to start the card, punters were sent reeling when the heavily tried Coolth failed to place in the World Horse Racing Trophy (2000 metres).
Going around six times as popular as anything else in the race, Coolth held more money than most gallopers anywhere in Australia and was responsible for 66 percent of the total investment on the race.
Needless to say, not many TAB customers had a winning ticket on Runaway which saluted at $41 after being $23 in the morning.
BETS: Runaway $500 @ $41
BETS: Coolth $1,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,307 @ $2.30, $3,000 @ $2.15, $2,100 @ $1.95
Despite the late drift, Zou Dancer was far too strong for her rivals in the TAB Vanity (1400 metres).
Opening $3.60 this morning, support saw her come into $2.90 before getting back out to $3.50 in the final five minutes of betting.
Jamie Kah rated the daughter of Zoustar to perfection with the pair racing clear to beat Personal ($4.60), which was easily best supported of the others.
Between them, the quinella pairing held 67 percent of the total investment.
Of the others, there were pushes at eachway odds for Starelle ($15-$7) and Salto Angel ($11-$8).
BETS: Zou Dancer $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40, $2,500 @ $2.90
BETS: Personal $2,554 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40
Punters were cheering after Skyman arrived in time to take out the Kennedy Trophy (1600 metres).
The Chris Waller-trained galloper was one of the best backed horses all day, going around with more than double the amount of money than any other runner in the race.
TAB initially went up $5.50 on Wednesday about his chances and the money became to arrive almost immediately. Today, he went $3.70-$2.90 and provided a horror result for TAB.
Independent Road, which wound up second, ran right up to the support for him after opening $10 earlier in the week. On the day he went $8.50-$4.80 to pretty much halve its quote.
BETS: Skyman $1,000 @ $3.60, $5,000 @ $3.50, $4,500 @ $3.50, $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $15,000 @ $3.10
BETS: Independent Road $3,000 @ $4.80
The CS Hayes Stakes (1400 metres) was an ultra competitive affair where most of the field had admirers.
Tagaloa ($7.50-$13-$11) was a drifter on the day but did come back in late after peaking at $13.
Aysar ($4.60-$4-$4.80) had plenty of backing throughout the day and was the most popular runner in terms of money held, while Brando ($6-$4.40-$5) and Mo’unga ($9) were next best in that regard.
BETS: Tagaloa $1,000 e/w @ $11/$3.40, $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Cambourne $1,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.40, $2,000 e/w @ $6/$2.20, $1,500 e/w @ $6/$2.30, $1,300 @ $6
BETS: Here To Shock $1,000 @ $10, $1,633 @ $9.50
BETS: Aysar $9,125 @ $5, $1,500 e/w @ $4.80/$2, $1,500 @ $4.80 $5,000 @ $4
BETS: Brando $4,500 @ $5, $3,000 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40
Despite being a drifter in the final hour of betting, Nature Strip was too speedy for his rivals in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000 metres).
The multiple Group One winner was $3.80-$3.60 before getting out to his best price all week at the jump – $4.60.
Jamie Kah had the gelding just off the speed and the gelding was too strong at the finish, holding off the late charge of September Run ($6-$11) to capture the Group One.
Nature Strip held nearly 50 percent less money than Bivouac which was a sensational go today.
Godolphin’s VRC Classic winner was crunched from $2.70 in the morning into even money, with the highlight being a $50,000 wager placed just minutes out from the start.
Pippie ($9) was next best supported but she held less than half of what the winner did.
BETS: Nature Strip $5,000 @ $4.40 TWICE, $3,500 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $3.60
BETS: Bivouac $2,000 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50, $3,500 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.30, $5,500 @ $2.20, $3,500 @ $2.20, $50,000 @ $2.15, $2,000 @ $2.15
The big move for Zakat came unstuck in the final event on the card – the Flemington Racing Spectacular Sprint (1200 metres).
Godolphin’s rep was heavily tried during the day and went $4.20 to bottom out at $2.70 before starting a hot $3 fav.
Jamie Kah did everything on Zakat, hitting the front over the concluding stages but she couldn’t hold off the big finish of I’m Telling Ya ($14) which carried some handy eachway investments.
Zakat had been responsible for approximately 45 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Zakat $2,000 @ $3.50, $5,000 @ $3 TWICE, $4,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $3