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.
Despite getting out in the market late, Sliders delivered a winning start to the day for favourite backers when taking out the Sage Printing Max Lees Classic (900 metres).
The Godolphin filly was $2.60 this morning and touched $2.50 before getting back out to $3 at the jump. Although drifting, she held just under half the money on the race.
Pippa Charlotte ($4.40-$5-$4.80) had plenty of support as did Baby Wong ($5), however, their combined holds still didn’t match was TAB took on the winner.
BETS: Sliders $2,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.90, $2,500 @ $2.50
BETS: Baby Wong $1,000 @ $5
Kings Trust landed some good bets in the TAB Highway Handicap (1300 metres).
Going around as one of the more popular runners, Kings Trust ($7) hit the front midway down the running and held off the charging Northern Knight ($14-$9.50) which ran right up to the support for it.
Monica’s Star ($7) wound up in third and actually held more money than anything else in the race.
Of the rest, Lord Heron ($7.50-$5.50-$7) had strong support throughout the day but that dried up in the final 30 minutes while Cecilia ($6.50) had plenty of admirers and was favourite.
BETS: Kings Trust $4,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $7/$2.60
BETS: Lord Heron $1,500 e/w @ $7/$2.60, $1,000 @ $7
Laure Me In had his usual admirers and did the job once again, this time, proving too good in the Senpos Point Of Sale Benchmark 88 Handicap (1850 metres).
The David Pfieffer-trained gelding hovered around the $8-$9 mark for most of the day and jumped an $8.50 chance.
Jason Collett got the best out of Laure Me In to hold off Fortress Command ($4.20-$5), which had plenty of support but drifted, while Across Dubai ($41-$11) was specked at a big price and wound up third.
The big disappointment was Vadiyann ($2.40-$3.30) which ran right up to the market reflection. Despite going around with nearly half the market, he blew significantly.
BETS: Laure Me In $3,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $8.50/$2.60
BETS: Opacity $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Vadiyaan $1,000 @ $3.10 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Fortress Command $1,000 @ 45, $1,000 @ $4.80
The betting told the story for the running of the Guardian Safety Solutions 3YO & 4YO Benchmark 72 Handicap (1200 metres).
Superium was one of the best backed runners all day in terms of money held, accounting for a tick over half the investment here, but Joe Pride’s runner was very soft late in betting and went from $2.90 out to $3.50.
Deference ($11-$7.50) was one horse tried to knock off the favourite and was the second most popular horse, however, it held a fraction of what Superium did.
Bring The Ransom ($12-$19-$16) had a late nibble while St Covet’s Spirit ($7.50-$10-$8.50) was popular along with eachway players.
BETS: Superium $1,500 @ $3.50, $2,000 @ $3.40, $5,000 @ $3.30
BETS: Let It Pour $4,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $10/$3.20
The money was spot on in the Hungerford Hill Benchmark 78 Handicap (1600 metres).
Super was heavily tried throughout the day and was the most notable mover, going $4.20 into as low as $3.20 before starting $3.80.
Powering home late, the Mark Minervini runner beat the other significant mover in the market – Spirit Ridge ($5.50-$4.60-$5.50). The Mark Newnham runner was one of the first horses backed on Wednesday when $13 was offered!
Prospectus ($6) actually went around with the most money and accounted for 31 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Super $2,000 @ $3.80$2,000 @ $3.70
BETS: Prospectus $3,500 e/w @ $5.50/$2.10
BETS: Spirit Ridge $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Ulusaba $1,000 @ $11, $1,000 @ $10
The Elanora landed a nice move after proving best in the New Zealand Bloodstock NJC 3YO Spring Stakes (1600 metres).
Chris Waller’s filly was $12 at the start of the day but was backed into $7 off very good support throughout the afternoon. In fact, it was the third most popular horse in terms of money taken behind Perfect Radiance and Ellsberg.
Most of the money invested on the winner came on raceday whereas as the other two had been backed earlier in the week as well.
BETS: The Elanora $2,800 @ $13, $1,000 @ $11, $2,000 @ $7, $1,500 @ $7
Sweet Deal attracted a number of decent bets throughout the day and she did the right thing by her supporters when taking out The TAB Hunter (1300 metres).
John Thompson’s mare went around as one of five horses to hold six figures with the TAB, however, she was the least favoured of those gallopers.
Going around as an $11 chance, Sweet Deal finished best under Nash Rawiller to collar the leader Special Reward ($18-$12) which was nibbled at the eachway odds.
Ranier ($4.80-$6) had been well tried all week and that continued today, with the Godolphin horse holding more money than anything else. Trumbull ($5-$6.50) was next best backed while Signore Fox ($13-$10-$11) and Fiesta ($7) had plenty of admirers.
In a race with plenty of betting moves, Chief Ironside’s stocks tumbled from as high as $23 to start $8.50 while Asiago ($10) hit $14 and bottomed out at $8.
In terms of the hold, Ranier was nearly twice as popular as Trumbull.
BETS: Sweet Deal $2,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $10/$3.30, $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Signore Fox $4,500 x $1,500 e/w @ $11/$3.60
BETS: Trumbull $2,000 @ $6, $4,000 @ $5
BETS: Ranier $1,200 @ $6, $1,000 @ $6 MULTIPLE TIMES
Great News landed a great betting move when successful in the Bass Floor F&M Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400 metres).
Although most of the money was riding on the favourite Strawb ($2.70), Great News was $7 in the morning and backed into $4.40 at the jump.
Showing great fight under Brenton Avdulla, Great News outstayed Enchanted Heart ($4-$7) which was the second most popular horse in the race.
The big disappointment from a betting perspective was Strawb which held more than half the total investment on the race. The Nathan Doyle mare was more than three times as popular as Enchanted Heart.
BETS: Great News $4,500 @ $4.40
BETS: Strawb $2,500 e/w @ $3.30/$1.55, $4,000 @ $2.80 TWICE, $2,500 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.70 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Enchanted Heart $2,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Willowheart $2,000 @ $14, $1,000 @ $14
Although popular with TAB customers, Through The Cracks actually got out late as TAB traders were prepared to take the galloper on in the final event on the program from Newcastle.
The Angela Davies-trained runner was $3.60 in the morning which made it favourite, however, after reaching a peak of $4.60 actually jumped $4.20. He was easily the most popular runner in terms of money held and accounted for nearly 33 percent of the market.
Through The Cracks proved to be a terrible result for TAB. In fact, it was one of the worst results of the afternoon!
Hilo ($5-$6.50) drifted too but attracted good money from punters thanks to the ‘Godolphin factor’. Asharani was a big firm late, $11-$8 in the final 10 minutes of betting. Of the others, Two Big Fari ($5-$3.80) stole favouritism from Through The Cracks and Chat ran right up to the support for it after it was backed from $11-$6
BETS: Through The Cracks $4,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $3.50
BETS: Asharani $3,500 @ $11, $1,000 @ $11, $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 @ $8
The big guns fought out the Thoroughbred Club Merson Cooper Stakes (1000 metres).
Anamoe ($4.80-$5-$3.90) flew home late to knock off the very popular Forbes ($2.50-$2.80-$2.25) late with the pair responsible for over half the money on the race.
There were some big deductions late though as Brazen Boy, the initial favourite on Wednesday, was a late scratching.
Of the others, The Art Of Flying ($8.50-$7-$5) had plenty of admirers and was one of few firmers in the event outside the big two.
BETS: Anamoe $2,000 e/w @ $5.50/$1.70, $1,500 @ $5
There was strong money all week to suggest Hindaam would be very hard to beat in the Joy Holt Twilight Glow Stakes (1400 metres).
Going around as a $5 chance, the daughter of Savabeel was the second best tried runner in the race behind La Mexicana ($2.90) although the latter was twice as popular in terms of the overall hold.
Highly Discreet ($6) and Star Of Uma ($5.50) had plenty of admirers too and were best tried of the others.
BETS: Hindaam $1,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5, $1,250 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 MULTIPLE TIMES
Kemalpasa defied the drift to lead throughout in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300 metres).
The Richard & Chantelle Jolly-trained runner opened the day at $2.50 but by the time the race rolled around, $3.80 was on the table.
Craig Williams rated the Magnus gelding to perfection to out in front with the pair racing clear to easily hold Order Of Command ($6) and Neighbourhood ($16).
Blazejowski ($4.60-$3.90-$4) had plenty of admirers and was the most popular runner in terms of money held with Kemalpasa second in that regard.
BETS: Kemalpasa $2,500 @ $3.20
BETS: Blazejowski $2,000 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $4.20 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Streets Of Avalon $1,000 e/w @ $8/$3.50, $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Wild Vixen $1,000 @ $4.80
In one of the most open betting affairs of the day, Shamino proved too good for his backers in the Clanbrooke Doveton Stakes (1000 metres).
Shamino ($5.50-$6.50-$6) was the third most popular runner in terms of money held, with only Humma Humma ($5) and Tavisan ($6.50) holding more.
Coruscate ($9.50-$6.50-$8) was a notable mover throughout the afternoon and had plenty of attention from TAB customers
BETS: Shamino $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Prophet’s Thumb $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Tavisan $1,500 e/w @ $7/$2.40
BETS: Humma Humma $2,500 @ $5, $1,790 @ $5
BETS: Express Pass $2,000 @ $6
The late market push for Junipal was spot on in the Zircodata Sandown Stakes (1500 metres).
Opening the day at $4, the price was still available for most of the day before he went $3.90-$3.50 in the final stages of betting.
The son of Reset was easily the most popular runner but it was a tremendous betting affair – every single runner bar the $81 shot (Haripour) was holding decent money.
Buffalo River drifted from $3.10 out to $4, losing favouritism to Junipal, after the strong support came for the latter.
BETS: Junipal $1,500 @ $, $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $3.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,500 @ $3.50, $1,500 @ $3.50
Allibor made the most of the favourite Aysar being scratched in the Sandown Guineas (1600 metres).
Opening at $11 earlier in the week, $4 was being offered when the odds-on fav was taken out of the event. Allibor bottomed out at $3.90 before starting a $4.40 chance.
The Simon Wilde-trained galloper was the second most popular runner in terms of money held but the big dollars were riding on Sweet Reply ($2.60), which held twice as much as the winner.
Horrifying ($4.40) was easily the best tried of the others.
BETS: Allibor $1,500 @ $4.40
BETS: Sweet Reply $1,000 2 $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Captain Canuck $1,500 @ $10, $1,000 @ $10
Carif got to as much as $5.50 to take out the Sandown Cup (3200 metres) and attracted decent money throughout the afternoon.
Trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, Carif opened the day at $4.20 but kept creeping out in the market as the stronger support came for Miami Bound ($4.40-$5) and Sin To Win ($4.20), which between the pair of them, held nearly half the investment on the race.
Realm Of Flowers ($19-$14) nearly pulled off a nice move at odds having attracted a few big bets late.
BETS: Carif $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $5 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Miami Bound $3,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Etah James $2,000 @ $7
BETS: Realm Of Flowers $5,000 @ $14, $1,000 e/w @ $14/$3.70
BETS: Naval Warfare $1,400 @ $10
BETS: Sin To Win $3,500 @ $4
Avilius was very costly in the Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400 metres).
One of the best backed runners all day, Avilius was responsible for 47 percent of the total investment on the race and was 2.5 times as popular as anything else.
The second best supported runner was Sound ($4-$5) which carried plenty of eachway support while Brimham Rocks ($7-$7.50-$6.50) firmed up late and ran another honest race for his backers.
Avilius was backed from $3.70 into $3 and was a dominant favourite.
BETS: Sound $1,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5, $3,500 @ $4.60
BETS: Avilius $3,000 @ $3.10, $4,490 @ $3, $3,800 @ $3, $3,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $3, $1,500 @ $3
West Wind was sensationally tried throughout the afternoon for the running of the Nick Johnstone Real Estate Eclipse Stakes (1800 metres).
Opening the day at $6.50, continual support since 9am and especially late on saw it crunched into $3.90 favourite.
So Si Bon ($9-$12-$10) is always popular with TAB customers and today was no different, with the Hayes & Dabernig runner attracted some decent eachway support.
Homesman ($3.90-$7) had started the day favourite but blew out, nearly doubling its price, thanks to the backing for West Wind and a few others.
Power Scheme ($7.50-$14), like fellow placegetter Homesman, was a drifter throughout the day but nearly defied that betting pattern.
West Wind was responsible for over 33 percent of the total investment.
BETS: West Wind $3,000 @ $4.40 TWICE, $2,500 @ $4.40, $3,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,000 @ $3.90
Today was the day for Missile Mantra – and TAB customers were all over the mare for the running of the Rod ‘Rocket’ Smith Summoned Stakes (1500 metres).
Hovering around the $4 mark for most of the day, Missile Mantra jumped a very popular $3.80 favourite and held the most money in the race. The Team Snowden runner attracted decent money throughout the day.
My Pendant ($8.50-$4.80-$5) was the big firmer in the race and was the third most popular runner in the event, while the runner-up Tricky Gal ($5) had plenty of admirers and held the most money outside the winner.
The trifecta runners accounted for 60 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Missile Mantra $4,800 @ $3.80, $2,200 @ $3.40
BETS: Akari $2,000 e/w @ $13/$3.70
BETS: Tricky Gal $2,000 @ $5, $1,500 @ $5, $1,300 @ $5
BETS: Fascino $4,000 x $1,500 e/w @ $18/$4.40
BETS: My Pendant $2,600 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5