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.
Reloaded $101-$34 (after winning Lord Mayor’s Cup @ Doomben)
Explosive Jack $13-$15
Yonkers $26-$21 (after winning r6 @ Caulfield)
Le Don De Vie $11-$26
Apache Chase $34-$17 (after winning Fred Best Classic @ Eagle Farm)
Wild Planet $11-$8 fav AND now $7
Vega One $17-$9 (after winning TAB Kingsford Smith @ Eagle Farm)
Signore Fox $101-$26
Exhilarates $101-$34 (after winning Helen Coughlan Stakes @ Eagle Farm)
Park Avenue $101-$34 (after winning [email protected] Randwick)
Converge $9-$4 fav
Port Louis $7-$5
Tiger Of Malay $21-$7 (after winning BRC Sires’ Produce @ Eagle Farm)
Ranch Hand $7-$15
Prince Of Boom $6-$15
Senor Toba $51-$26
Explosive Jack $13-$15
EAGLE FARM (selected)
FRED BEST CLASSIC
Ayrton was a very costly commodity in the Fred Best Classic (1400 metres).
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr galloper went around as a hot $1.50 favourite, carrying plenty of big bets and multis on his back. Unfortunately the boom galloper couldn’t peg back Apache Chase ($10-$13-$10) which had specking once it peaked at $13.
Ayrton held 10 times the amount of money than the winner and was responsible for 66 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Ayrton $10,500 @ $1.50, $10,000 @ $1.50, $7,000 @ $1.50
SKY RACING LORD MAYOR’S CUP
The specking for Reloaded was spot on in the SKY Racing Lord Mayor’s Cup (1800 metres).
Opening the day $11 with TAB Fixed Odds, Reloaded bottomed out at $6.50 before jumping a $7 chance off the back of some decent eachway investments.
So You Win ($4-$5.50) and Vanna Girl ($8-$5.50) jumped equal favourites with the former going around with 23 percent of the market.
BETS: Reloaded $500 x $1,000 e/w @ $9/$2.80, $500 e/w @ $7/$2.50, $1,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $6.50
A good portion of the money with TAB was riding on Le don De Vie in the Brisbane For 2032 Premier’s Cup (2400 metres).
Nearly 40 percent of the total investment was riding on the Warrnambool Cup winner which had been $4 on opening and bottomed out at $2.50 today. Eventually he jumped a dominant $2.80 favourite.
Brimham Rocks was another who had a decent hold riding on him and he too was a decent mover throughout the past few days. TAB had opened $15 about his chances.
It was Spirit Ridge ($7) which finished best after being very solid in the market throughout the day.
Carif ($21-$15) ran right up to the support for him and nearly landed the money for his backers.
BETS: Spirit Ridge $1,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.40, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Le Don De Vie $4,000 @ $2.80
BRC SIRES’ PRODUCE STAKES
Tiger Of Malay snuck under the radar of most punters heading into the James Squire BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400 metres).
The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained runner opened $26 with TAB on Wednesday but specking throughout the week saw him come into $18 this morning.
Ranch Hand ($6.50-$7-$5.50) was easily the best tried runner late but wasn’t the most popular – that honour went to Prince Of Boom ($3.90-$5.50).
Of the rest, Gleneagles ($9.50) was the subject of a good move after being $17 on opening.
BETS: Tiger Of Malay
BETS: Ranch Hand $3,000 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5 MULTIPLE TIMES, $7,000 @ $2.20 PLACE
Kukeracha caused a minor upset when proving too strong in the Moet & Chandon Queensland Derby (2400 metres).
James McDonald got the best out of the colt who was backed from $14 in the morning to start an $11 chance. Bottoming out at $10, he was very well tried at the eachway odds.
He held out stablemate and another of the Waller runners in Senor Toba ($5-$7-$6.50) which was the second most popular runner in the race.
Explosive Jack ($2.60-$2.50) went around as the popular elect with TAB customers, commanding nearly half the total investment on the Group One. He held eight times the amount of money than Kukeracha.
BETS: Kukeracha $2,000 @ $10, $2,000 x $1,500 e/w @ $11/$3.20
BETS: Explosive Jack $10,000 @ $2.50, $4,000 @ $2.50, $2,700 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50
TAB KINGSFORD SMITH CUP
The specking for Vega One was on the mark in the TAB Kingsford Smith Cup (1300 metres).
Tony Gollan’s rep went $14-$11 off some decent specking before starting at $12.
Jonker ($12-$15) gave one punter a thrill with his runner-up finish. Had he saluted, one TAB customer was looking at a $225,000 payday after placing a Zaaki (Doomben Cup) / Jonker (Kingsford Smith) double.
Savatiano ($4-$4.50-$3.80) was easily the best backed runner in the race and held over a quarter of the money. She had opened $5 on Tuesday.
Of the rest, Niccanova ($12-$7.50) was a significant firm throughout the day.
Trekking ($8) was the second most popular horse while Gytrash ($4.80-$6.50) had plenty of backers despite the drift.
BETS: Vega One $1,500 e/w @ $12/$3.60
RANDWICK (selected races)
The money all week suggested No Compromise would be very hard to beat in the Taylor Construction Handicap (2400 metres).
TAB went up $7 about the Chris Waller-trained galloper on Wednesday and he was one of the first horses backed when markets opened. Today, he was backed from $3.50-$2.50 to land plenty of big bets.
Overall, No Compromise held 45 percent of the total investment.
BETS: No Compromise $2,300 @ $2.70, $4,000 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,152 @ $2.50
One of the better supported runners on the day went down in the Fujitsu General Handicap (1100 metres).
Marway was crunched from a price of $2.80 this morning into $2.25 at the jump. Such was the weight of support for the gelding that he held more than double the amount of money than any other runner.
Adelong ($8-$13) defied the drift to score for trainer Brad Widdup while the Kris Lees pair of Enchanted Heart ($6-$10-$9.50) and Wandabaa ($6-$4.80) had plenty of support.
BETS: Marway $3,500 @ $2.30
BETS: Wandabaa $2,000 e/w @ $4.80/$1.75, $3,000 @ $4.60
The big push for Dream Circle was spot on heading into the running of the NSW M&H Air Handicap (1300 metres).
Opening at $8 this morning, the David Payne-trained galloper nearly halved its quote to start at $4.20 and was easily the best backed to knock off the favourite.
April Rain ($1.90-$2.30-$2.20) drifted for most of the afternoon but still carried plenty of big bets and was one of the most popular gallopers all day.
Chris Waller’s mare went around with nearly 70 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Dream Circle $2,500 @ $4.40
BETS: April Rain $4,000 @ $2.30, $4,000 @ $2.10, $2,000 @ $2.10
They knew what they were doing with Lina’s Hero in the Precise Air Handicap (1400 metres).
TAB had him at $5 in the morning and by the time the race rolled around, $3.90 was being offered. Early shoppers were able to secure $8 about the son of Elvstroem on Wednesday (prior to scratchings).
The steam for the move about Brutality ($4-$7) ran out slightly on the day but punters got on early when $11 was available when markets opened.
BETS: Lina’s Hero $2,000 e/w @ $4/$1.70, $3,500 @ $3.90, $2,000 e/w @ $3.90/$1.70, $2,000 @ $3.90
BEST MOVE – Award Winner (Caulfield, r2)
Opened $9 this morning at TAB and jumped $4.60 favourite.
Bets included $1,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $4.60
BETS OF NOTE (selected)
BETS: Loving Cilla $5,000 @ $3.60 PLACE
BETS: Conexy $5,000 @ $2.50, $3,000 @ $2.40, $15,000 @ $2.40 PLACE
BETS: Sacred Field $9,600 @ $2.40
BETS: Bright Rubick $7,050 @ $1.70 PLACE
BETS: Adelaide Ace $5,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Taksu $5,000 @ $2.60
BETS: Yonkers $10,000 @ $2.80