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.
Star Of The Seas $51-$17-$21 (after winning Blamey Stakes @ Flemington)
Chaillot $201-$101 (after winning r9 @ Flemington)
Fifty Stars $8-$6
O’President $101-$21 (after winning the Skyline Stakes @ Randwick)
Four Moves Ahead $17-$11-$13 (after winning the Sweet Embrace @ Randwick)
She’s All Class $17-$13
Lunar Fox $51-$26 (after winning Australian Guineas @ Flemington)
Star Of The Seas $26-$21 (after winning Blamey Stakes @ Flemington)
Cherry Tortoni $51-$26
Verry Elleegant $51-$26-$34 (after winning TAB Chipping Norton @ Randwick)
Verry Elleegant $3-$2.80 fav (after winning TAB Chipping Norton @ Randwick)
All Saints Eve $26-$13
Krone $15 unchanged (after winning the Guy Walter @ Randwick)
Forbidden Love $26-$13 (after winning Surround Stakes @ Randwick)
Cherry Tortoni $11-$8
Lunar Fox $51-$26 (after winning Australian Guineas @ Flemington)
Favourite backers were sent packing after Water Dove couldn’t repel the big finish of Leo in the TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap (1000 metres).
Water Dove went around with nearly four times the amount of money that Leo did and was responsible for well over half the total investment.
Leo’s win wasn’t a total surprise though. After opening the day at $8, good support saw it bottom out at $5 before getting out late to $6.50 at the jump.
The pair dominated the hold and were the only two responsible for holding six figures.
BETS: Water Dove $2,000 @ $2.60, $2,500 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50, $3,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40
There was light specking for O’President to win the Precise Air Skyline Stakes (1200 metres).
Chris Waller’s rep was as much as $10 at one point in the afternoon before a late rally saw him start $8.50.
Most of the focus was at the top of the market with a big push for Hilal ($4.40-$3.20) seeing it come into favouritism. Such was the nature of the move that he displaced Shaquero ($2.40-$3.40) at the top of the market as well as Captivant ($3-$3.50).
Between the three favs they were responsible for a whopping 85 percent of the total investment!
BETS: O’President $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 @ $9
BETS: Hilal $2,000 @ $3.30
BETS: Shaquero $1,000 @ $3.40 MULTIPLE TIMES
Favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after those at the top of betting dominated the finish of the Drinkwise Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200 metres).
The John Sargent-trained filly opened $3.30 on Wednesday and was into $2.30 this morning. Despite getting back out to $2.70, the daughter of Snitzel held 38 percent of the market.
Four Moves Ahead was nearly twice as popular as the best backed runner to beat her, She’s All Class ($4.80).
Mallory ($4.80-$5-$4.80) was a clear third pick with TAB customers.
Of the others, Hi Hi Hi ($26-$19) was a push late at the odds.
BETS: Four Moves Ahead $3,000 @ $2.70, $1,800 @ $2.70
BETS: Mallory $2,500 x $3,000 e/w @ $5/$1.80, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
One TAB customer was cheering home the upset result in the Quayclean Liverpool City Cup (1300 metres).
Think It Over ($61-$41-$61) caused a boilover with Glen Boss in the saddle but one punter was smiling after collecting $70,000 from a $2k outlay (see bet details below).
Another TAB punter would be cursing the fact they didn’t go eachway on the Kerry Parker runner, having splashed out $1,000 @ $12 the Place earlier in the week.
The bulk of the money here was riding on Criaderas ($4.20-$3.20-$2.90) which was three times as popular as anything else.
Of the rest, Discharged ($5-$4.20) was a good push late while Trumbull ($7-$5.50) had plenty of admirers.
BETS: Think It Over $1,000 e/w @ $61/$9, $1,000 @ $12 PLACE
BETS: Criaderas $2,250 @ $3.70, $1,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.90 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $2.90
BETS: Trumbull $4,000 @ $5.50, $2,800 @ $5.50
It was consecutive upsets at Randwick with Krone scoring a decisive win in the Guy Walter Proven Thoroughbreds Stakes (1400 metres).
Getting up at $16 on TAB Fixed Odds, Krone raced clear with Tim Clark in the saddle to give him a double after he steered home O’President earlier. Only rank outsider Helga ($126) held less money than the winner.
The disappointment for punters was Sweet Deal ($4.20-$3.20) and Bams On Fire ($6-$5-$5.50) while Icebath ($3.70-$4.20) had admirers but got the wobbles and lost favouritism.
BETS: Bams On Fire $2,000 @ $5
BETS: Icebath $2,000 @ $4.20, $5,000 @ $4
BETS: Sweet Deal $3,000 @ $3.70
Verry Elleegant was a losing result for TAB once more, this time, in the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes.
The ever popular mare was smashed in betting throughout the day and jumped a very hot $2.30 favourite. Such was the weight of money riding on her that she held more than double what Colette ($3.30-$3.70) did. In fact, if you combined the hold of Colette, Kolding and Funstar it only just surpassed what was riding on the winner.
Kolding ($4.80-$4.20) was a decent firm throughout the day.
BETS: Verry Elleegant $2,250 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60, $3,500 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $4,000 @ $2.30 TWICE
BETS: Kolding $3,000 @ $4.60, $9,800 @ $1.55 PLACE
Forbidden Love was specked throughout the afternoon and landed some nice bets in the Cellarbrations Surround Stakes (1400 metres).
She hovered around the $9-$11 mark for most of the day before jumping a $10 chance, however, she didn’t attract a great deal of support when compared to some of the runners higher up the order.
Dame Giselle ($5-$4.20-$4.80) went around with the most money while Montefilia ($10-$6) was the biggest push in the race alongside Never Talk ($6-$7.50) which opened $11 on Wednesday and was the first horse backed.
Dame Giselle held 27 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Forbidden Love $2,500 @ $9.50, $1,000 @ $9.50
BETS: Never Talk $5,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Dame Giselle $5,000 @ $4.60
It was a disaster for punters with the heavily backed pair of Great House and Sky Lab failing to get the result.
Between them, the pair held 70 percent of the total investment on the race.
Skylab was the one they came for late though, going $4.40 in the morning into $3.40 at the jump.
Despite that big move it was Great House that went around as the most popular horse, holding nearly double what the second elect did.
Yonkers ($18-$21) had admirers at the eachway quote but that was no surprise considering he always has support whenever he goes around.
BETS: Skylab $6,000 @ $3.40
BETS: Great House $5,000 @ $2.50, $3,000 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,800 @ $2.50, $3,000 @ $2.50, $3,200 @ $2.40, $2,440 @ $2.30
The two popular elects fought out the Very Special Kids Plate (1000 metres).
In the end it was the well-tried fav Tycoon Humma ($2.50) which landed several big blows after going around as the most popular runner in terms of money held.
The daughter of Capitalist was responsible for 41 percent of the market.
Kallos, the runner-up, was $4.60-$4 and easily the best backed runner outside the fav.
BETS: Tycoon Humma $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,250 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50, $1,900 @ $2.50, $1,600 @ $2.50
Sin To Win ran right up to the support for it in the Roy Higgins Quality (2600 metres) but unfortunately couldn’t land the killer blow.
The gelding was backed from $12-$7.50 on the day and was making up good ground late down the Flemington straight, however, he couldn’t peg back Mos Music.
Trained by Archie Alexander, Mosh Music ($4.80-$5) was solid for most of the day while Skymax ($3-$4.20) was the most popular runner despite getting the blows late. Nelson peaked at $8.50 before being specked into $6.50.
Morvada had his share of admirers in the TAB Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap (1400 metres) but was largely overshadowed in betting.
The majority of TAB customers were eyeing off I Am Superman ($5.50-$4.60), The Harrovian ($3.50-$4.80) and Sierra Sue ($7-$5.50) with those horses the clear three standouts in terms of popularity.
Morvada ($7-$5.50-$6) was pretty solid in betting throughout the day.
BETS: Morvada $1,500 e/w @ $6/$2
BETS: The Harrovian $4,000 @ $4.80, $1,500 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: I Am Superman $2,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.60 MULTIPLE TIMES
Subedar was a losing result for TAB in the World Horse Racing Handicap (1200 metres).
The Godolphin rep was easily the most popular runner here in terms of money held and was one of the first horses backed on Wednesday.
TAB went up $5 early in the week and after bottoming out at $3.70, started a $4.20 favourite.
BETS: Subedar $3,000 @ $4, $2,200 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $4.20 TWICE
TAB were hammered after Fabergino saluted in the ATA/Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000 metres).
The mare was by far and away the most popular galloper and was backed from $3.60 in the morning to start a clear $3 fav. Despite the strong support for Fabergino, there was a big go for Muntaseera ($4.80-$3.50) with those two dominating the hold. Combined they accounted for nearly 70 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Muntaseera $2,000 @ $4.60, $3,000 e/w @ $4.40/$1.75, $2,900 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Fabergino $4,500 @ $3.30, $2,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES
The late push for Star Of The Seas paid dividends in the Darley Blamey Stakes (1600 metres).
Chris Waller’s rep went $4.60-$4.20 during the day before a late push into $3.90 saw it start second pick behind Buffalo River.
Buffalo River ($2.80) was a dominant fav and held more than twice as much money as the winner. In fact, he held 44 percent of the total investment.
Best Of Days ($5) was the third most popular runner while the second-placed Fifty Stars ($8-$11) attracted good eachway support.
BETS: Star Of The Seas $2,000 @ $4.60, $1,700 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Mystic Journey $4,500 @ $7.50
BETS: Buffalo River $2,500 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Fifty Stars $2,500 @ $11
BETS: Best Of Days $3,000 @ $5
It was a complete blowout in the Kennedy Australian Guineas (1600 metres) with rank outsider Lunar Fox coming right over the top of them to score for Michael Dee.
The Paul Preusker-trained galloper was virtually friendless in betting and went $126 out to $251 on TAB Fixed odds.
Tagaloa was the most popular runner in the race and accounted for 25 percent of the market. Aysar ($8-$5.50) was the big mover in the race while Cherry Tortoni ($11-$8-$9.50) ran right up to the support for it.
Zou dancer ($4.80) had plenty of investments riding on her too.
BETS: Lunar Fox (biggest collects INCLUDING deductions) $60 x $120 @ $151/$26 to win $11,538, $70 @ $126 to win $8,379, $50 @ $201, $50 e/w @ $251/$30 to win $14,050 TWICE
BETS: Dom To Shoot $2,000 e/w @ $10/$2.90
BETS: Ole Kirk $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Tagaloa $2,000 @ $3.70 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $3.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $10,000 @ $3.50, $5,000 @ $3.50
BETS: Cherry Tortoni $1,000 @ $8.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Aysar $1,500 @ $7, $4,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5.50
Capriccio made it back-to-back rank outsiders by finishing best down the outside of the track to take out the Inglis Dash (1100 metres).
The $41 co-outsider (along with Miss Bosetti) held the least amount of money in the race and went from $61 in the morning into $34 before getting back out to $41.
Rocketing By’s scratching at the barriers knocked the market about as he was $5.50 and the most popular horse in terms of money taken.
BETS: Lord Olympus $3,000 @ $8, $2,000 @ $8
BETS: The Bopper $1,000 @ $6.50, $4,000 @ $5.50