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.
Enthaar $2.80-$2.10 (after winning r4 @ Caulfield)
Mallory $51-$26 (after winning Widden Stakes @ Rosehill)
Enthaar $6-$4.50 (after winning r4 @ Caulfield)
Home Affairs $26-$15-$26
Zethus $51-$26 (after winning Canonbury Stakes @ Rosehill)
Mallory $34-$26 (after winning Widden Stakes @ Rosehill)
* Enthaar $1,000 e/w @ $6/$2.25 bet taken prior to her win today
The big money for Al Mah Haha was off the mark in the TAB Highway Plate (1500 metres).
Going around as one of the best backed runners all day, Al Mah Haha held well over half the total investment on the race although it did get out from $1.65 to start $1.90.
Proven Class ($7.50-$5.50-$6) and Perfect Pitch ($8.50-$6.50) were the best tried to beat it while there was also a push at odds for Propose A Toast ($26-$13).
The winner was even specked at a huge price with If You Think So going $51-$34 on the day.
BETS: Al Mah Haha $5,000 @ $1.90, $3,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.90, $1,000 @ $1.90
Despite the drift in betting, Mallory proved too strong for her rivals in the Widden Stakes (1100 metres).
The Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou-trained galloper was favourite all week but opened $2.40 on Wednesday. Today, that same price was available in the morning but by the jump, $3.90 was available which meant the filly also lost favouritism.
Vianello ($3.80-$3.30-$3.80) went around as fav and there was very little separating the pair in terms of money held. Total Babe ($4) attracted strong money also.
There was a push for Northuldra ($11-$7) and Zentime ($16-$11).
BETS: Mallory $2,500 @ $3.40, $3,000 @ $3.10, $2,000 @ $3.10
BETS: Zentime $1,000 @ $12
BETS: Northuldra $1,000 @ $7.50 TWICE
BETS: Vianello $1,500 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.70
BETS: Total Babe $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES
The big push for Home Affairs just failed to come off in the Canonbury Stakes (1100 metres).
Starting on Wednesday when markets first opened, Home Affairs was $6 at that stage and hammered almost straight away. The move continued today to see the son of I Am Invincible start a hot $2.50 favourite.
Zethus ($4.80-$5.50) had admirers but was responsible for less than a quarter of money that was riding on Home Affairs.
BETS: Home Affairs $2,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,292 @ $2.50
The money all week suggested Great House would be extremely hard to toss in the ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner was $4.60 when markets opened and briefly touched $4.80 before coming back to $4.20 on Wednesday night. After that, the money continued to come for the imported galloper who started a dominant $2.80 favourite.
A son of Galileo, he was responsible for 43 percent of the total investment and was three times as popular as anything else in the race.
Harpo Marx ($4.60-$6) had admirers despite getting out late while My Demetra was $15 (opening price) early and had good eachway support to start $7.50.
BETS: Great House $1,000 @ $2.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $7,000 @ $2.70
BETS: Vadiyann $1,500 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.80
BETS: On The White Turf $4,000 @ $15
In a fairly competitive betting affair it was Shaik that proved best in the Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap (1400 metres).
The Team Hawkes rep got to $4 at one stage in betting before starting $3.90, putting it on the second line of betting behind Marsannay ($2.30-$2.80) but holding a third of the money that the fav did.
Arriving in time under Tommy Berry, Shaik defeated Derbari ($7) which got the result for second right on the line from Marsannay, much to the delight of one punter who splashed out $4,500 the place on the Joe Pride runner.
BETS: Marsannay $1,000 @ $3, $3,700 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.80, $1,500 @ $2.80, $1,500 @ $2.60, $1,000 @ $2.60
BETS: Oscar Zulu $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Derbari $4,500 @ $3.10 PLACE
Canasta defied the betting drift to lead throughout for an effortless victory in the Schweppes Handicap (1400 metres).
The gelding was $3.20 favourite this morning and although attracting some decent money throughout the money, kept on drifting thanks to the big support for Bluff N Bluster.
Josh Parr rated the Bjorn Baker-trained galloper to perfection to get the money at $5.50 TAB Fixed.
The big push for Bluff N Bluster, which began on Wednesday when $26 was posted, continued today which saw him go $5-$3.90-$4. Overall, it was more than twice as popular as anything else in the event.
BETS: Canasta $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Bluff N Bluster $1,000 @ $4.80, $3,500 @ $4.40, $1,500 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $3.90, $1,200 @ $3.90
BETS: Moana Jewel $2,000 @ $6.50
Punters rallied towards Savatiano for the running of the Iron Jack Expressway Stakes (1200 metres).
The consistent mare was easily the best tried runner all the way through betting and today, opening earlier today $2.25 before bottoming out at $1.95 shortly after markets were updated after scratchings.
Getting back out to $2.10 at the jump, Savatiano was responsible for three times more money than anything else in the race.
Stablemate Flit ($5-$4.40) was best tried to beat it while Star Of The Seas ($4.20-$5.50) had admirers but continued to drift throughout the afternoon.
BETS: Savatiano $2,499 @ $2.20, $8,500 @ $2.10, $5,000 @ $2.10 TWICE, $3,500 @ $2.10, $3,000 @ $2.10, $2,500 @ $2.10, $2,000 @ $2.10 MULTIPLE TIMES, $4,500 @ $2, $1,000 @ $2
One of the first horses backed this morning was Brutality.
The Joe Pride runner opened $15 on Wednesday for the SKY Racing Active Handicap (1500 metres) and the money immediately came for it.
While it did shorten slightly, punters could have secured as much as $11 this morning like one TAB customer did when outlaying $1,000 @ $11. From then, the son of Shamus Award was the subject of consistent support to eventually start a $7.50 chance.
He was heavily backed last time and he repaid the faithful after storming home from well back to score with James Innes Jnr in the saddle.
Pandano ($19-$11-$15) was specked and ran right up to that support while Frosty Rocks ($3.10-$3.40) was easily the most popular runner having held 38 percent of total investment.
Of the others, Betcha Flying ($5.50-$3.90-$4.40) was best tried outside of Frosty Rocks.
BETS: Brutality $1,000 @ $11, $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: True Detective $2,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Betcha Flying $5,000 @ $4.20, $3,000 @ $4.20, $2,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $4.20/$1.65
BETS: Frosty Rocks $2,000 @ $3.60, $2,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $3.50
BETS: Above And Beyond $2,500 e/w @ $6.50/$2.10
Big Parade was twice as popular as anything else heading into the final event of the day – the 50 Years ATC Members Recognition Handicap (1200 metres).
The favourite went around at $2.70 and attracted a flood of big bets in the concluding stages of betting (see below).
Thermosphere ($8-$10-$8) carried some decent money at the eachway odds all week and held more money than anything else outside the winner.
Lillemor ($5) had plenty of admirers as did Mo’s Crown ($4.40).
BETS: Big Parade $7,500 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70, $1,400 @ $2.70
BETS: Thermosphere $1,000 @ $8
BETS: Im Telling Ya $1,500 @ $14
The big drift for Sensationalisation was spot on in the IVE Print Handicap (1400 metres).
Race favourite all week, Sensationalisation was a big drifter today having opened $2.70 in the morning. By jump time, $3.80 was being shopped around with the price continuing to get better as the race got closer. Despite the blows, Sensationalisation accounted for 43 percent of the total investment.
Miss Divine Em ($9.50 on Wednesday) was $4.60-$4.20 today and was the best tried outside the fav.
Verspertine, the winner, was $5.50 and peaked at $7 before jumping $6.50.
BETS: Miss Divine Em $1,500 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4 TWICE
Favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after Aussie Nugget landed some big bets in the Quayclean Handicap (1600 metres).
All the week the money was strong for the Freedman runner. TAB went up $3 about his chances on Wednesday and despite an early drift to $3.50, was hammered thereafter and started a dominant $2.90 fav.
Overall, the son of Dansili was responsible for just under 50 percent of the market and was more than three times as popular as the two best tried to beat it – Think N Fly ($7-$5-$6.50) and High N Dry ($3.90-$4.60).
Aussie Nugget was a terrible result for TAB.
BETS: Aussie Nugget $3,000 @ $3.20, $2,531 @ $3.20, $2,000 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $2.90
BETS: Think N Fly $1,000 @ $6
BETS: Kazio $1,000 @ $11
BETS: High N Dry $5,000 @ $4.80
The market was spot in the third event of the day at Caulfield.
Hasseltoff opened $1.90 favourite this morning but got out to $2.50 at the jump, with TAB willing to lay the Griffiths & de Kock runner.
There were a number of moves in the race outside the fav, which was still responsible for nearly half the market, including Five Kingdom ($31-$14-$16) which ran right up to the support for it by winding up third.
War Critic ($6.50-$5.50-$6.50) had plenty of admirers too and finished off too well for Jamie Kah to beat Hasseltoff. Upswing, fourth across the line, opened double figures and started a $6 chance with plenty of eachway money riding on it.
BETS: War Critic $1,500 @ $6.50, $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Hasseltoff $2,000 @ $2.50, $1,500 @ $2.50, $1,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,000 @ $2.40, $2,400 @ $2.40
BETS: Rich Dane $3,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.70
Enthaar did everything expected of her as she led throughout to win the Lamaro’s Hotel Sth Melbourne Chairman’s Stakes (1000 metres).
Mark Zahra barely flinched on the Maher & Eustace runner as she delivered at the prohibitive quote of $1.25.
Ingratiating ($3.80-$3.60-$4.80) had been backed early and attracted a fair amount of money, however, got the wobbles late.
There was plenty of multi money riding on Enthaar.
BETS: Enthaar $30,000 @ $1.25, $3,000 @ $1.25
Portland Sky was largely ignored by TAB customers for the running of the Superior Food Services Manfred Stakes (1200 metres).
The Matt Laurie-trained galloper was a noted drifter on the day, going from $4.80 in the morning all the way to $8.50 at the jump.
Leading throughout for Luke Currie, Portland Sky scored a minor upset by relegating the heavily tried trio of Aysar, Tagaloa and Dickin Medal to second, third and fourth respectively.
Aysar ($3.20-$3.30-$2.50) went around with the most money while Tagaloa ($3.60-$3) was popular all week with punters.
BETS: Aysar $2,000 @ $3.30, $3,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
Ginger Jones led throughout to upstage a few of those higher up in the market.
A son of Gingerbreadman, Ginger Jones was $6.50-$8.50 at one stage today before a late rally saw it jump at $6.
Carrying some decent support, Ginger Jones was still outshone by the likes of Hidden Legend ($3.60-$4.20), Montenegro Man ($5-$8) and Knowles ($6.50-$4.80) with the latter trimming up significantly late.
Hidden Legend was nearly twice as popular as anything else and accounted for just over a quarter of the total investment.
BETS: Ginger Jones $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Hidden Legend $2,000 @ $3.70
BETS: Paperboy $2,000 @ $5.50, $2,500 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5
BETS: Knowles $1,000 @ $6 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: China Affair $1,000 @ $8.50
While Long Arm landed some big bets in the Here For The Horses Handicap (2400 metres), the majority of the money was riding on the horse he nosed out in a photo finish.
Yulong Captain ($3.30-$2.40-$2.70) went around with nearly double the amount of money that Long Arm did and was responsible for 42 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Long Arm $5,000 @ $4, $5,000 @ $3.40
BETS: Yulong Captain $1,000 @ $2.70, $4,500 @ $2.60, $2,500 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50
Silent Sovereign got up at double figure odds giving Luke Currie a double.
Sticking to the inside lanes in the Robert Hunter Handicap (1400 metres), Silent Sovereign didn’t attracted a great deal of support and went $13-$18 on the day.
In one of the most open races of the day, Hasstobegood ($4.40) went around as the most popular in front of Need New Friends ($6.50) with Charleise ($7-$5.50) third in that regard.
One of the most significant pushes in this race came for Sky Horse which was $15 on Wednesday and went $11-$8 today.
BETS: Charleise $3,000 @ $7
BETS: Hasstobegood $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Sky Horse $2,000 @ $8
Easily the most popular runner all day was Defibrillate in the John Moule Handicap (1800 metres).
Holding more money than any other runner across the country today, Defibrillate was crunched into even money after being $2.50 this morning.
The Patrick Payne galloper was responsible for over 61 percent of the total investment on the race and held six figures while no other horse in this race could boast that.
Unfortunately for its supporters the gelding dead-heated with Hang Man ($13).
BETS: Defibrillate $5,000 @ $2.50, $5,000 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.30, $5,000 @ $2.10, $2,500 @ $2.10, $2,500 @ $2, $2,000 @ $2.10 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2 MULTIPLE TIMES