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.
Gotta Kiss $15-$26
Dawn Passage $8-$5 fav (after winning TAB Fred Best Classic @ Doomben)
The most popular runner in the race did the right thing by his backers in the Darley 2YO Handicap (1100 metres).
Anders opened the day a $2.30 favourite and blew to $3 before jumping $2.90.
Going around with more than three times the amount of money than any other runner, Anders was impressive in beating Andermatt ($5-$6) and Sweet Reply ($12).
BETS: Anders $2,000 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3, $1,000 @ $2.80, $4,750 @ $2.50, $1,500 @ $2.40
BETS: Supremo $1,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $6.50 TWICE
BETS: Andermatt $2,000 @ $6
Kerrin McEvoy timed his run to perfection in the TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap (1400 metres) with Leg Work powering over the top of his rivals to get the money.
The Danny Williams runner went $3.70-$4.40 on the day but started favourite after taking that tag off Ready To Humble ($3.30-$4.80).
Leg Work stormed home to beat the two other popular horses in terms of money taken – Art Cadeau ($5.50), which came along the fence, and the leader Ready To Humble.
Of the others, Acquittal ($14-$8) was a noted firmer but dropped out of the placings after racing on the speed throughout.
BETS: Leg Work $2,300 @ $4.40, $1,500 @ $4.40
BETS: Deepwood Vale $1,000 @ $6
BETS: Ready To Humble $2,000 @ $4.80
James McDonald rated Mo’s Crown to perfection as the pair led throughout to win the Magna Grecia At Coolmore Australia (1200 metres).
The Jason Coyle-trained runner was $8 this morning and supported in to $5.50, going around with more money than anything else bar Sallys Day ($4.60) which commanded the lion’s share of investments.
Atlantic King ($12-$8) was tried at the eachway odds and ran right up to the support to wind up second while Van Giz ($16-$11) was another specked at a juicy price and filled third.
Sallys Day, which held 37 percent of the total investment, finished out of the placings.
BETS: Mos Crown $4,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Sallys Day $1,000 @ $4.60, $3,600 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $4.40 TWICE
BETS: Military Magic $1,000 @ $7
Favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after the running of the Schweppes Handicap (1500 metres).
Soldier Of Love ($2.80-$3) had strong support throughout the day and enjoyed a good run off the speed for Rachel King, with the pair issuing a strong challenge in the straight to get the job done.
Although going around as favourite, Soldier Of Love wasn’t the most popular runner – that honour went to Trumbull ($3.70-$4). Between the pair they held 61 percent of the money.
Sure Knee (46) which led and wound up third had plenty of admirers and was third best backed.
BETS: Soldier Of Love $1,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.90, $1,579 @ $2.90, $1,467 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Trumbull $3,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $3.90, $1,000 @ $3.80
BETS: Articus $1,000 e/w @ $14/$3.50
BETS: Sure Knee $1,600 @ $6
Esperance wasn’t totally dismissed as a chance to beat the hot pot in the Trapeze Artist @ Widden Handicap (1200 metres).
The James Cummings runner was the second most popular runner behind Fituese and was backed from $8-$6 on the day.
Hugh Bowman pulled the gelding out and issued a strong challenge on straightening, going past Fituese to score a minor upset.
Fituese ($1.65-$1.80-$1.75) was heavily leveraged through multis and commanded 61 percent of the total investment in this.
Cuban Royale ($17-$11) had good specking at the price and was close up in third.
BETS: Esperance $2,000 e/w @ $6/$1.65
BETS: Fituese $5,000 @ $1.80, $4,700 @ $1.80, $4,000 @ $1.80, $3,900 @ $1.80, $3,800 @ $1.80, $2,500 @ $1.80, $1,000 @ $1.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $10,500 @ $1.75, $3,250 @ $1.75, $3,000 @ $1.75
BETS: Noble Boy $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
Bound To Win defied the betting drift to take out the first leg of the Quaddie – the TAB Long May We Play Handicap (1400 metres).
The Team Snowden runner opened the day at $5.50 but got out to $7 at the jump as big money came for Miss Einstein ($3.50) and Riva Capri ($7-$5.50).
Tommy Berry stuck to the inside lanes and that proved to be the winning move as the daughter of Sebring proved best to beat Threeood ($9.50-$11-$10) and St Covet’s Spirit ($12-$13-$10).
Miss Einstein was heavily supported again but let her backers down. She went around with 44 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Bound To Win $2,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Miss Einstein $3,000 @ $3.60, $2,778 @ $3.60 TWICE, $2,000 @ $3.60, $1,000 @ $3.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $3.40 TWICE
BETS: Riva Capri $1,000 @ $5.50
Wu Gok saluted at double figure odds to take out the Lord Mayors Cup (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner was a drifter on the day. Opening at $13 this morning, he drifted out to $21 at the jump but did carrying some specking at the eachway quote.
Sticking to the inside lanes, Adam Hyeronimus speared him to the front early in the straight with the pair easily holding out their rivals at the finish.
Yulong Prince ($7.50-$6-$9), which did have backing early in the day before blowing late, wound up second in front of The Lord Mayor ($19-$12-$17). Aliferous ($10-$7) was fourth and was one of the firmers in an open affair.
Bottega ($3.70) went around as a very popular favourite and carried a number of big bets.
BETS: Aliferous $1,000 @ $8, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Bottega $2,000 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.80, $4,000 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.70, $1,950 @ $3.60
BETS: Yulong Prince $6,000 @ $6
True Detective finally repaid the faithful by saluting in the Exceedance @ Vinery Handicap (1300 metres).
Giving Chris Waller yet another winner on the day, True Detective ($5-$3.90-$4.60) went around with the most money and after sticking to the rails, James McDonald guided him home for a well overdue victory.
Spencer ($19) rattled home for second just in front of Juventus ($6-$9.50). Ljungberg was very popular and held more money than anything else outside the winner but after jumping a $6 shot, wilted out of it after leading.
BETS: True Detective $5,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4
BETS: Ljungberg $1,780 x $1,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.30
BETS: Juventus $1,000 @ $6.50
Adelong gave favourite backers the perfect finish at Rosehill when it was too strong in the Iron Jack Handicap (1100 metres).
The Brad Widdup-trained four-year-old mare had to work overtime on the speed but still held off Broken Arrows ($10-$8), Handspun ($10) and Superium ($4.40) in a thrilling finish.
Adelong held more than half the market and was more than twice as popular as Superium which attracted big bets late.
BETS: Adelong $15,000 @ $1.80, $3,500 @ $1.80, $3,000 @ $1.80, $1,000 @ $1.80, $3,185 @ $1.75, $1,000 @ $1.75
BETS: Superium $5,000 @ $4.40, $4,000 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40
Valaquenta attracted some nice support throughout the day in the Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap (1100 metres).
Hovering around the $5.50 mark for most of the day, the Godolphin runner touched $7 briefly late in betting before a late rally saw it start $6.50.
In a driving finish, Brad Rawiller got the best out of the son of Street Boss to nose out Nantucket ($7.50) with the popular Crystal Chief ($5) close up in third.
Easily the most popular runner here was Island Joy ($4.60-$3.90-$4.20) which went around with 39 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Island Joy $3,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $3.90
BETS: Crystal Chief $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: Jabali Ridge $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Nantucket $1,000 @ $7.50
Broadwayandfourth was the second best supported runner in the Super Box Race Day Hamper Handicap (1100 metres).
After the late scratching of Somals, which had been well tried, it was Pauls regret and Broadwayandfourth which dominated the hold along with Felicia ($6).
Powering home under Ben Melham, the filly was too strong for Absolute Flirt ($6.50) which carried some nice eachway investments.
BETS: Broadwayandfourth $1,500 @ $5.50
BETS: Pauls Regret $2,720 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5.50
Ruban Bleu had plenty of admirers in the third event on the card from Caulfield.
The Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig runner was the second most popular runner in terms of money held, with only Leiter ($5-$4.80) holding more.
Lachie King timed his run to perfection as the pair finished best down the outside to hold off the big firmer I’m Telling Ya ($11-$5) which flashed home from last on the turn. Scottish Rogue ($8-$12) filled the minors in front of Leiter.
BETS: Im Telling Ya $4,000 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5
BETS: Leiter $2,000 @ $4.80, $1,600 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.60
The ‘good thing’ of the day landed plenty of big bets in the running of the Nick Johnstone Real Estate Handicap (1600 metres).
The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr runner went around with a tick over half the total investment and was six times as popular as anything else in the race.
Settling just off the speed, the son of So You Think overpowered his rivals late to beat Librate ($6.50-$8) which didn’t give it away without a fight. Translator ($10) got out late to grab third.
Right You Are opened the day at $2.70 and bottomed out at $2.40 before starting a very popular $2.80 favourite.
BETS: Right You Are $2,500 @ $2.80, $1,600 @ $2.80, $1,500 @ $2.80, $1,000 @ $2.80 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $2.60, $3,000 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.50
Tavisan led throughout to win the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100 metres).
Giving the Mick price & Michael Kent Jnr stable their second win of the day, Tavisan ($6.50-$8) got the wobbles late in betting as the heavy support came for News Girl ($$3.30-$3.90-$3.50) and Never Again ($13-$6.50), the latter being backed since the morning.
News Girl was nearly three times as popular as anything else in the race.
BETS: Tavisan $1,250 @ $7.50
BETS: Inn Keeper $1,000 @ $9
BETS: News Girl $1,000 @ $3.70 TWICE, $2,700 @ $3.50
BETS: Never Again $1,000 @ $8, $2,000 @ $7, $2,000 @ $6.50
Favourite backers were sent packing after the heavily tried Sikorsky was nailed on the line by All Too Huiying.
Sikorsky ($1.85) went around as one of the most popular runners across the country today, commanding 61 percent of the money in the seventh event over 1600 metres.
Hitting the front early in the straight, Sikorsky kept fighting but couldn’t hold off All Too Huiying ($9.50-$15) which nailed it on the line.
No Say In It ($9) had some admirers and wound up third in front of Bartholemeu Dias ($8.50) which was also specked.
BETS: Sikorsky $5,000 @ $2, $10,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.90, $8,000 @ $1.85, $6,750 @ $1.85, $13,500 @ $1.80
BETS: No Say In It $2,000 @ $9
Heptagon defied a late betting drift to get the cash in the Vale Kevin O’Brien Handicap (1400 metres).
Yet another winner for the Price & Kent Jnr stable, Heptagon went $7-$9.50 on the day as punters specked a number of runners in one of the most open betting affairs on the day.
Biometric ($13-$7.50) was a notable firmer as was Lim’s Lightning ($17-$9.50) while the favoured runners in the morning all got the wobbles late including Jumbo Ozaki ($3.60-$4.60) and Victoria Star ($5-$7.50).
Kaplumpich ($8.50-$10-$8.50) ran on for second in front of Victoria Star and Jumbo Ozaki.
BETS: Victoria Star $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Jumbo Ozaki $2,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Danon Roman $1,520 @ $18
One of the more popular runners in the final event was Mahamedeis.
The Nick Ryan runner was the second most popular horse behind Girl Tuesday and was pretty solid at the $5.
Launching late, Mahamedeis held out Pacodali ($13-$8) and Hang Man ($6-$8.50) to land some nice bets.
BETS: Mahamedeis $2,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: Super Titus $5,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $9/$3
BETS: Hang Man $1,500 @ $7
BETS: Girl Tuesday $1,300 @ $7
BETS: Carzoff $1,000 @ $10
BETS: Inverloch $2,500 e/w @ $13/$3.90
Le Juge pulled off a late move to win his second straight Chairman’s Handicap (2000 metres).
The gelding got out to $11 in the final 10 minutes of betting before some solid support saw it come in to $8 at the jump.
Savacool ran right up to the support for it and wound up second after going $23-$11, while Another Dollar ($5-$4.80-$6.50) was popular and was close up in third.
Chris Waller had the first six across the line with Alward filling the fourth spot.
Ilwendo, the $4.60 favourite, had approximately 33 percent of the total investment riding on it but failed to figure after looming up in the straight.
BETS: Another Dollar $1,000 @ $6.50, $2,000 @ $5 TWICE
BETS: Ilwendo $2,500 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Live And Free $2,000 @ $6.50, $1,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Savacool $1,000 @ $11
TAB FRED BEST CLASSIC
Dawn Passage did the right thing by its backers by proving superior in the TAB Fred Best Classic (1350 metres).
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained runner went around with four times the amount of money than any other runner, with Exhilarates and Subpoenaed next best in that regard.
In fact, even when combining the holds of those two runners, Dawn Passage held nearly double that!
Hovering around the $2.15-$2.20 mark for most of the day, Dawn Passage proved best in holding out Exhilarates ($4.80-$6) and Subpoenaed ($5.50-$7-$4.80).
BETS: Dawn Passage $8,000 @ $2.10, $2,500 @ $2.10, $1,000 @ $2.10 MULTIPLE TIMES
BETS: Exhilarates $5,000 @ $5.50, $2,500 @ $4.80, $2,444 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.60
TAB HELEN COUGHLAN STAKES
Shalwa landed a nice betting move in the TAB Helen Coughlan Stakes (1350m).
The Tony Gollan runner opened the day as an $11 chance but by the time the race rolled around, TAB had $5 on the table.
Finishing best under Baylee Nothdurft, Shalwa held off the fast-finishing Krone ($34-$26) with Jen Rules also flashing home late to grab third at $11.
BETS: Shalwa $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $5 $3,500 @ $3.90 PLACE
BETS: Multaja $1,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Jen Rules $1,000 @ $11 TWICE
BETS: Bangkok $2,021 @ $11
BETS: Fiesta $2,500 @ $8.50, $1,500 @ $8.50