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.
It was an upset in the opening event of the day – the De Bortoli Wines Handicap (1100 metres).
Robodira ($19) had light specking at the generous price but most of the attention sat with the placegetters in Sliders and Hunnam with the pair $5 equal favs. The latter of the duo was $11 on Wednesday.
Between the pair they commanded over half the investment on the race while Centro Storico ($7.50-$5.50-$6.50) had plenty of admirers and was a clear third pick in that regard.
Of the rest, Princess Spice ($14-$8.50-$9.50) carried some decent investments too.
BETS: Centro Storico $9,000 @ $7
BETS: Hunnam $5,000 e/w @ $5/$1.95
Almania was a costly proposition in the Bisley Workwear Handicap (2400 metres).
The Kris Lees runner was one of the best tried gallopers all day, boasting more than double the amount of money than any of its competitors in this race. Overall, Almania held just under half the money here.
Almania had opened $5 on Wednesday and was sensationally backed all week.
It was left to He Runs Away ($5.50-$7) to land the cash despite holding a sixth of the money that the favourite did.
Favourite backers were sent packing in the TAB Highway (1200 metres) after the heavily tried Another One failed to flatter.
The gelding was heavily tried right throughout the week and that support continued today. TAB initially went up $6 about him and after bottoming out at $2.30 on the day, eventually jumped a $2.90 favourite.
Art Cadeau ($3.30) was best tried to beat the fav and ran a mighty race to finish second but was no match for Warrah Flash ($13-$18) which enjoyed a better run in transit.
Of the others, Crackerjack Kenny ($15-$11-$13) had plenty of eachway support as did Clearly Regal ($17-$12).
BETS: Another One $3,000 @ $2.90
Despite being a drifter for most of the betting, He’s A Hotshot was too good for his rivals in the Quincy Seltzer Handicap (1300 metres).
The Bjorn Baker-trained galloper opened the day at $4.20 and reached a peak of $6 before a late rally saw him come into $5.50.
Rachel King got the best out of the galloper in the home straight to hold off Starla ($12-$14-$10) and the favourite Promotions ($3.40).
Promotions was the best tried runner in the race and held nearly double what Darleb ($5.50) did, however, it was a fairly open affair with most of the field coming in for some sort of decent support.
BETS: Hes A Hotshot $2,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Darleb $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,500 @ $5.50
BETS: Promotions $2,500 @ $3.40, $2,000 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Write Your Name $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES
Being forced to do it tough and a noted drifter in betting, Threeood defied those factors to land the money in the Iron Jack Handicap (1100 metres).
Joe Pride’s rep went $9-$16-$15 and although having to sit wide the trip, Rachel King got the best out of the mare first-up and gave herself a winning double in the process.
It was a disappointing race for favourite backers with the heavily tried pair of Plaquette ($2.70 fav) and Lady Banff ($12 on Wednesday, $3.80 today) failing to figure in the placings. The duo were responsible for 68 percent of the total hold.
BETS: Rare Episode $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $19/$4.40
BETS: Lady Banff $2,500 @ $4
BETS: Plaquette $6,250 @ $2.80, $3,000 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,500 e/w @ $2.70/$1.40
Rachel King made it three straight wins by guiding Greysful Glamour to success in the ATC Cup (2000 metres).
Greysful Glamour made it yet another winner on the day at Rosehill that drifted in betting. Mark Newnham’s consistent mare opened the day at $6.50 but jumped at double figures ($10).
The pair led and booted clear at the top of the straight, relegating Laure Me In ($6-$4.80-$5) to second spot after it was backed into favouritism earlier in the day. Mantastic ($9-$7) which was tried at a price wound up in third in front of the popular Wolfe ($9) which held more money than anything in the race outside the fav.
BETS: Savacool $1,000 e/w @ $13/$3.60
BETS: Bonvicini $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Mantastic $1,500 @ $7.50
Outrageous was crunched late in the Fujitsu General Festival Stakes (1500 metres).
Opening the day at $6, the Team Hawkes runner was specked into $5 early in the day and was pretty solid for most of the afternoon. Just minutes out from the jump though, his price tumbled into $4.20 which nearly made him favourite.
Tommy Berry pulled everything out at the end to land the move – just – after Royal Celebration ($26-$19) ran a cracker after being wide throughout. He definitely ran up to the support for him at decent odds.
Through The Cracks ($5-$4) went around as favourite while Ranier ($7.50-$6.50-$7.50) held the most money in front of stablemate, Phaistos ($4.60-$5.50).
BETS: Outrageous $2,500 @ $5.50, $2,500 e/w @ $5/$2.10, $1,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Through The Cracks $1,000 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Phaistos $2,000 e/w @ $5/$2, $1,500 @ $5
BETS: Ranier $5,500 x $1,500 e/w @ $7/$2.50, $3,000 @ $7.50
Favourite backers were sent packing here after the two heavily tried runners in Snitz and Varda failed to figure in the finish of the Schweppes Starlight Stakes (1100 metres).
The pair dominated the hold on the race and were two of the first horses backed on Wednesday when markets were released. Snitz was $11 at that time and Varda was $4.60.
Today, Snitz went around as $3.50 favourite while Varda was backed into $3 before getting back out late to $3.90.
Between the pair of them they were responsible for 55 percent of the market.
Invictus Salute hovered around the $6-$7 mark for most of the day and had her share of admirers, however, she held around a sixth of the money that the two abovementioned horses did.
BETS: Invictus Salute
BETS: Snitz $2,000 @ $4
BETS: Varda $8,100 @ $3.90, $2,000 @ $3.90
BETS: Inanup $1,000 @ $13
Two Big Fari was one of the popular runners at Rosehill today and his win meant it was a terrible result for TAB after the running of the Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap (1500 metres).
Todd Howlett’s rep went around with nearly as much money as the favourite Great News ($4-$2.90), with the pair settling down to fight it out after racing one-two for most of the trip.
In the end, it was Two Big Fari ($11 on Wednesday) to land the cash as a $7 chance much to the delight of one customer who splashed out $10,000 on the winner to pick up $80,000.
BETS: Two Big Fari $10,000 @ $8
BETS: Great News $2,000 @ $3.30
BETS: Miss Einstein $1,000 @ $9
Favourite punters started the day on good terms courtesy of Seb Song with Jamie Kah aboard.
Seb Song grabbed the lead as the field rounded for home and powered away.
Seb Song did ease from $2.40 to as much as $3.30 on raceday before closing $3.10.
Runner-up Supreme Thunder was a significant raceday firmer ($4.40 to $3.80).
Third placegetter Still Be Friends was solid around the $3.80-$4 mark (closed $3.80).
BETS: Still Be Friends $2,250 @ $3.80
The less favoured runner of the Godolphin pair, Paulele, proved too good off a hot speed.
Paulele received early support on raceday ($8.50 to $8) before easing late in betting to $9.50.
The Globe was the other Godolphin runner and failed to run a placing ($5.50 to $4.60).
Rain Boy ($13 to $7.50) and Prince Alexander ($17 to $10) also finished out of the placings
Brazen Boy drifted as raceday favourite from $2.60 to $4.20 and compounded late.
Direct (solid around $7) and Qeyaady ($31 to $12 on raceday) were the minor placegetters.
Despite easing late in betting, Ocean’s Thirteen comfortably won the third race.
Ocean’s Thirteen was as short as $2.90 on raceday before closing $3.50 favourite. The raceday firmer was Loe ($9.50 to $5.50) but the gelding failed to run in the placings.
Okotoks ($8.50 to $6.50) was another galloper backed on raceday that did not fire.
Laundy ($6 to $9) and Mostly Sunny ($11 to $15) finished second and third
BETS: Oceans Thirteen $1,500 @ $3.50, $1,750 @ $3.40
In a close finish, Re Edit managed to nab victory over Pres De Toi and Ethical Solution.
Re Edit touched $3.90 late in raceday betting before tightening to $3.50 favourite.
One-time favourite November Dreaming eased late from $3.60 to $4.
One bet of $4000 at $3.90 was placed on the unplaced November Dreaming. The unplaced Wings Of Pastrami hovered around $5-$5.50 before closing $5.50. Runner-up Pres De Toi was specked on raceday from $15 to $11 before closing $13.
Third placegetter Ethical Solution eased from as short as $5.50 to $6.50.
BETS: Ethical Solution $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Re Edit $2,400 @ $3.90, $2,000 @ $3.70, $1,800 @ $3.70
BETS: November Dreaming $4,000 @ $3.90, $1,465 @ $3.30
In an upset result, Ocean Beyond held off Deep Speed to win the McKenzie Stakes.
Ocean Beyond was unwanted on raceday drifting from $5 to $10.
Deep Speed was $2.90 once scratchings were confirmed before easing to $4.
Unplaced favourite Nicolini Vito was heavily supported on raceday from $3.40 to $2.60.
One bet of $4000 at $2.60 was placed on Nicolini Vito.
Free To Move ($10) finished third ahead of Ilovethegame ($7 to $6).
BETS: Nicolini Vito $2,000 @ $2.80, $2,360 @ $2.80, $4,000 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60, $1,950 @ $2.60
BETS: Ilovethegame $6,000 @ $6, $2,500 @ $6
BETS: Deep Speed $2,500 @ $4, $1,500 @ $4
All Banter rewarded favourite punters after being extremely well backed.
All Banter accounted for almost half of the win hold and cleared away in the last 200m, justifying the backing for it which made the Richard & Chantelle Joy-trained filly one of the best backed runners all day at The Valley.
All Banter was backed on raceday from $3.90 to $2.40. Bets of note included $5000 at $3.90, $5000 at $3.10 and $4000 at $3.10.
Runner-up Kalkarni Royale hovered around $5-$5.50 before closing the $5 second elect.
Third placegetter Lady Brook eased on raceday from $6 to $8.50.
Sophia’s Choice ($6 to $9) was the shortest-price runner to not run a place
BETS: All Banter $5,000 @ $3.90, $5,000 @ $3.10, $4,000 @ $3.10, $2,000 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.40
In a bobbing finish, One More Try was able to outlast Barade over the 2040 metres.
One More Try held favouritism until the late stages of betting ($4.20 to $4.60).
Bartholomeu Dias ($4.80 to $4.20) claimed favouritism but was unplaced. One bet of $5500 at $4.40 was placed on Bartholomeu Dias.
Stars Of Carrum was a big raceday firmer ($14 to $7) but failed to place. Barade hardly moved from the $9.50 mark before eventually closing $10.
Hang Man ($6.50 to as much as $8.50 before closing $8) finished third.
BETS: One More Try $2,000 @ $4.20, $1,500 @ $4.20
BETS: Bartholomeu Dias $3,000 @ $4.60, $2,000 e/w @ $4.60/$1.90, $5,500 x $1,500 e/w @ $4.40/$1.80
BETS: Danon Roman $1,000 e/w @ $12/$3.40
Grandview Avenue landed a good plunge in taking out the Carlyon Stakes.
Grandview Avenue was supported on raceday from $9.50 to $7.
Runner-up Prophet’s Thumb was an equal favourite ($8.50 to $5 on raceday).
The other co-favourite Coruscate ($4.60-$5.50-$5) finished out of the placings.
Third placegetter Prezado was as short as $4.60 before closing $5.50. Seemingly Discreet ($6.50-$8-$7) finished fourth.
BETS: Prophet’s Thumb $4,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $8/$2.60
BETS: Coruscate $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Seemingly Discreet $2,000 @ $7
Bandersnatch flashed home late to land the prize in the final race at The Valley.
Bandersnatch was easy on raceday from $4.60 to $6.50. One punter took advantage of the drifting price with a $3000 wager at $6.50. The biggest tightener was Housay from $7 after scratchings to $3.80. Housay finished third with Montenegro Man ($9 to $7.50) the runner-up
Co-favourite Overkill eased late from $3.60 to $3.80 and finished fourth.