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.
Fasika $51-$15 (after winning TAB Sapphire Stakes @ Randwick)
Dame Giselle $26-$51
Jamaea $26-$51-$21 (after winning Percy Sykes Stakes @ Randwick)
Converge $15-$7 (after winning r1 @ Randwick)
Muntaseera $15-$11 (after winning Redelva Stakes @ Morphettville)
Sisstar $26-$11 (after winning Bel Esprit Stakes @ Caulfield)
Humma Humma $26-$15
Fasika $26-$15 (after winning TAB Sapphire Stakes @ Randwick)
Wild Ruler $26-$15 (after winning Arrowfield 3YO Sprint @ Randwick)
Laverrod $26-$15 (after winning VOBIS Gold Distaff @ Caulfield)
Wild Ruler $26-$15 (after winning Arrowfield 3YO Sprint @ Randwick)
September Run $15-$26
Nettoyer $26-$15 (after winning Queen of the Turf @ Randwick)
Think It Over $15-$11
Converge defied a big betting drift to take out The Agency Real Estate Mile (1600 metres).
Opening $1.85 favourite on Wednesday, the gelding kept blowing out in price all week and was $2.30 this morning. By the time the race rolled around, an incredible $3.30 was being offered.
Despite getting out in price, Converge held the most money in front of Maurice’s Medad ($3.50-$3.70). The pair were clearly the two most popular gallopers and accounted for 61 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Converge $2,000 @ $3.30, $1,000 @ $3.30
Ellsberg was backed like a good thing and raced exactly that way in the Bisley Workwear South Pacific Classic (1400 metres).
Going around nearly twice as popular as the second pick in the market, Private Eye ($4-$5.50), Tim Clark took the colt straight to the top and the pair were never headed.
It gave Clark an early double after he piloted home Converge in the first.
BETS: Ellsberg $3,120 @ $3.10, $10,0085 @ $1.50 PLACE
Cristal Breeze upset the apple cart after finishing all over the top of the favourite in the Polytrack Provincial Championships Final (1400 metres).
The Kris Lees-trained runner was pretty solid today and hovered around the $6.50-$7 mark for most of the day, jumping at the former quote.
Going around as the second most popular runner in the race, Cristal Breeze accounted for 12 percent of the money but still only held a fifth of what Pandano did.
Pandano peaked at $2.50 today and bottomed out at $2.20 before jumping $2.20.
BETS: Cristal Breeze $1,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Pandano $1,000 @ $2.50, $4,000 @ $2.40, $9,800 @ $2.30, $3,000 @ $2.30
Favourite backers were sent packing in the Percy Sykes Stakes (1200 metres).
Jamaea ($15-$17) finished best to score for Tommy Berry and carried some handy eachway investments.
Najmaty ($2.25-$2.70) was a drifter late and ran accordingly. The Team Snowden runner held 45 percent of the total investment.
Crystal Bound ($3.40-$3.10) was easily best backed to beat it while Trifaccia ($5-$5.50) was next best and carried decent coin too.
BETS: Jamaea $500 @ $17 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,000 @ $3.40 PLACE
BETS: Crystal Bound $1,500 @ $3.30
BETS: Najmaty $2,793 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70 TWICE
BETS: Yearning $1,000 e/w @ $12/$2.70
Hungry Heart was pretty solid for most of the day.
The Chris Waller-trained filly was the third most popular galloper in The Star Australian Oaks (2400 metres) and attracted good money.
She was overshadowed, in terms of the hold, by Amarelinha ($4.60-$3.80) which was the subject of a strong betting move.
She was nearly twice as popular as the next best supported runner which was Harmony Rose ($3.50-$4).
BETS: Hungry Heart $1,500 @ $5
BETS: Montefilia $5,000 e/w @ $6/$2, $5,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $6
BETS: Amarelinha $3,000 @ $3.70 TWICE
BETS: Bargain $1,000 @ $12
BETS: Harmony Rose $3,500 @ $4
The strong push for Isotope just failed to come off in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200 metres).
Isotope was $3.60 second pick in the morning but such was the weight of money for it, it was crunched into $3.20 favourite!
As a result of the big money, September Run went $3.20 out to $4.60 despite being the second most popular runner in the race.
The pair completely dominated the hold with 62 percent of the total investment riding with them.
Wild Ruler was pretty solid for most of the day and was $7-$6 throughout the afternoon. He was the only other runner bar the two fillies to hold six figures.
Of the rest, Dame Giselle peaked at $12 this morning before starting $8.50.
BETS: Wild Ruler $1,000 @ $6
BETS: Isotope $1,000 @ $3.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $3.50, $1,650 @ $3.50
BETS: September Run $2,500 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.60
BETS: The Face $2,000 e/w @ $15/$3.80
Selino caused the upset at good odds in the Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200 metres).
Chris Waller’s rep was $23-$31 on the day but still attracted some decent specking at the price. In fact, Selino had been well tried in Futures markets for the race, attracting bets of $2,000 and $1,000 @ $15 prior to last week’s Chairman’s Handicap.
She’s Ideel ($6.50-$5.50) was $9 after the barrier draw and ended up equal favourite with Realm Of Flowers. The former held the most money in front of the latter.
The Chosen One ($14-$9.50) was also a noted firmer.
BETS: Selino $1,000 @ $26, $1,000 @ $23
BETS: Realm Of Flowers $2,500 @ $6, $1,200 @ $5.50
BETS: Rondinella $1,000 @ $12
BETS: Shes Ideel $2,000 @ $5.50
The ‘British Bulldog’ Addeybb defied the betting drift and the Australian punting public to prove superior once again in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000 metres).
Addeybb had opened equal $2.60 favourite with Verry Elleegant after the barrier draw on Tuesday, however, got the wobbles shortly after and that continued into raceday.
TAB went up $3.10 about his chances this morning and he peaked at $3.60, which is when punters began to step in and get involved on the William Haggas galloper.
He would jump a $3.30 second pick but was third best in terms of popularity.
Verry Elleegant ($2.40-$2.15-$2.30) was more than three-and-a-half times as popular as any other runner, with Sir Dragonet ($6.50-$7.50) being the best tried to beat her.
Money on Verry Elleegant accounted for 51 percent of the total market.
BETS: Addeybb $2,000 @ $3.60, $2,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,900 @ $3.20
BETS: Verry Elleegant $5,000 @ $2.25, $7,000 @ $2.20, $4,000 @ $2.20, $3,000 @ $2.20, $2,500 @ $2.20, $4,000 @ $2.15, $2,000 @ $2.15
BETS: Sir Dragonet $2,000 @ $8, $2,000 @ $7.50
Nettoyer landed her second big Group One mile at Randwick after arriving in time to knock off Probabeel in the Moet & Chandon Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600 metres).
The Wendy Roche galloper hovered around the $26 mark for most of the day but did get in slightly before jumping at the above quote.
She didn’t attract a great deal of support though. In fact, she was one of the least favoured runners in the event in terms of money held with only rank outsider Missybeel holding less.
Probabeel was the big money horse. The Kiwi was backed in from $2.50 this morning and crunched into $2.15. On Wednesday, $3 was available and that didn’t last very long at all.
The best backed runner on the Randwick card all day, Probabeel held 57 percent of the total investment on the race. She was heavily leveraged through multis too.
BETS: Probabeel $5,000 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50, $1,900 @ $2.50, $2,142 @ $2.40, $4,000 @ $2.15, $3,500 @ $2.15, $3,000 @ $2.15, $2,500 @ $2.15, $12,000 @ $1.35 PLACE, $9,000 @ $1.35 PLACE
BETS: Colette $2,000 @ $7
BETS: Odeum $3,000 e/w @ $6/$2.10
Fasika landed a handy move by taking out the TAB Sapphire Stakes (1200 metres).
The Joe Pride runner was $12 in the morning and after constant eachway support, jumped an $8 chance.
Brenton Avdulla got the best out of the mare to hold off the finish of the money horse, Entriviere.
The Kiwi was backed from $4.40 into $3.30 and was clearly the most popular galloper in the race.
Seasons ($4.80-$8.50), which had opened $11 on Wednesday and was the big mover all week, was a drifter for most of the day.
BETS: Fasika $1,000 x $3,000 e/w @ $9/$2.90, $1,000 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $8 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $7.50
Ripper Rita caused a minor upset in The VOBIS Sires Guineas (1600 metres).
Opening the day as a $10 chance, the Greg Eurell-trained galloper jumped at $8.50 and went around as the third most popular runner in the race.
Most of the money here was on Beau Rossa which missed out in the photo with the winner.
Beau Rossa opened $1.85 on Wednesday and jumped at even money today. Overall, he was responsible for 65 percent of the total investment.
Of the others, Miss Inbetween ($6.50) was very popular and held more money than anything else outside the favourite.
BETS: Ripper Rita $2,000 @ $9
One of the most popular horses all day was La Mexicana which delivered a big windfall for punters in the VOBIS Gold Dash (1100 metres).
Going around with over half the total investment, La Mexicana opened $4 on Wednesday and today was crunched from $3.40 into $2.70.
She held more than three times the amount of money than second pick Bella Nipotina ($4.20-$3.80-$4).
BETS: La Mexicana $10,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.70 TWICE
BETS: Bella Nipotina $3,500 @ $4
Finance Tycoon landed a big go after racing clear to take out The Showdown (1200 metres).
TAB went up $8.50 on Wednesday about the Dabernig & Hayes runner and immediately the money began to come for the colt.
That continued today where he firmed from $4.40 into $3.30. Such was the weight of support for the son of Written Tycoon that he actually started favourite!
He wasn’t the most popular though – that honour went to Arcaded ($3.70) which held slightly more money.
The market was spot on with the chances of Starry Legend. In an alarming drift, he opened $2.80 favourite on Wednesday but was $6 by the time they jumped.
BETS: Finance Tycoon $2,700 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $4.20, $3,000 @ $4, $2,500 @ $3.40, $1,600 @ $3.40, $2,000 @ $3.30
BETS: Literary Magnate $5,000 e/w @ $6/$2
Laverrod upset the big push for Pauls Regret in the Spendthrift Australia VOBIS Gold Sprint (1200 metres).
Ridden expertly by Willie Pike, Laverrod was $4.40 on Wednesday but was pretty solid today, jumping at the $5.50 mark.
He did have his share of admirers but nothing compared to How Womantic ($3.90) or Paul’s Regret ($5.50).
The runner-up, Paul’s Regret, had been $11 with TAB on Wednesday when markets first opened and went around as the second most popular runner in the race.
BETS: Laverrod $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,800 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES